The mission of California Arts University is to create a musical community that offers students excellent professional education in their musical disciplines.
California Arts University strives to achieve the following four institutional objectives.
1. An understanding of theory, history, and performance of musical practice.
2. The ability to play selected musical pieces.
3. A professional level of technical and artistic achievement in performance and composition occupations.
4. Other music business skills, including praise leadership in religious settings.
Philosophy of Education
Throughout students’ professional education, the University’s faculty strives to develop well-rounded performers who demonstrate skill coupled with spiritual maturity and professionalism. By integrating the tenets of Christianity throughout course, practice session, and performance, the University instills both ethics and compassion in every performer. As students master the artistry of music, they simultaneously gain confidence born of a solid academic background permeated by faith. Graduates from the University enter their field as musicians of character.
Statement of Faith
All the board members, administrators, students, and faculty members of California Arts University subscribe to the following statement of faith.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the only standard for faith, life, and academic discipline. We believe in the Holy Triune God, existing eternally in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the creation of the universe as presented in Scripture and in the reality of heaven and hell and the existence of the devil. We believe God created humankind in His image and likeness, but by the disobedience of Adam, all humankind was alienated from God and lost. We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, who died on the cross, was physically resurrected from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will one day return in His glory to reign upon the earth. We believe in the gospel of salvation through the cross for those that put their faith in Jesus will be saved. We believe that the Church is the body of Christ and that the people of God are called to mission, education, and service. We believe that Satan is real and acts as a tempter, for whom the place of eternal punishment was prepared, where all who die outside of Christ shall be confined in eternity. We believe in last things which are the future, personal, bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth to judge and purge sin, to establish His eternal Kingdom, and to consummate and fulfill His purposes in the works of creation and redemption with eternal rewards and punishments. Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected—the saved unto the resurrection of life in heaven and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation in hell.