Music is Important 11

Some music is timeless and elicits a special reaction every time you hear it. It has been heard before and it has been set in many movies and events and even commercials. It becomes the standard theme you hear when a type of event occurs, a true theme of life at basketball games, school functions, campaigns, and ads. You might think “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, but I’m talking about “Carmina Burana” from Carl Orff or Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyrie”. Music is used to inspire, honor, excite, or create a mood. No matter if you are surrounded by popular music or music from a bygone era of the classical period, we are inspired daily by “keep up the good fight” themes in music. Why is that?

So much of life is difficult.

I was listening to the soundtrack an old 80s movie this week and when the passion was really desperately needed, they resorted to scoring ancient horns and orchestra and when the evil or mysterious things were happening, it was moody and electronic modern movie soundtrack music with ambling melody and the latest synths of the time. I could not help but notice that we need directive and powerful music to cut through the noise of daily doldrums and dawdling days. We need the power of the large ensemble. We need the community of the many instrumentalists playing together, the big choir, and the loud marching group.

We need music to focus us on those heroic and powerful actions we take in giving of ourselves to others, serving a bigger vision than our self, and caring for other human beings physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. We need our big themes and to recognize that for inspiration and action – music is important.


Visible Music College Now in CA

Visible is now in CA


Begin your ministry and career with programs from Visible Music College.

Lying halfway between the major entertainment centers of Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Central Coast has a groove all of its own.  This puts Visible students right in the middle of golden opportunity. 

With access to West Coast touring, independent music scenes, and contemporary church programming, everything is at your fingertips. 

Explore the vast range of music industry and Christian ministry options in the middle of it all with certificate and bachelor’s programs at Visible Music College California.   

San Luis Obispo is a treasure of the California coast.  It’s full of wonderful people who love the outdoors, the arts, and education. We are a community of local musicians and creative professionals that encourage spiritual growth and practical careers to change the world. 

Crystal Bergman

Music Business Major, San Luis Obispo, CA

Located in Central California

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taylor kotke music business alumni

I’m Taylor Kotke

I graduated from Visible Music College in 2016. I got a music business degree from the Music Business department. Right now, I live in Los Angeles, California and work for a management production group called Faculty Productions.

We’re a division of Live Nation and we have a pretty broad roster of artists. We have some in the Christian music industry like mosaic MSC. I get to handle the day-to-day operations of them. they’re just about to go out on the road on a co-headlining tour with Bethel music in elevation worship. so we’re really excited about that.

Then we also have secular artists like Sabrina Carpenter, new kids on the block, Lea Michele. We also have a lot of developmental clients that I also get to help grow which is really awesome.

I probably couldn’t have gotten where I am without the the music business degree that I got a Visible Music College. it was really challenging. But it was really applicable. it’s something that you really had to work hard at. but if you put the time in then I think you’ll see your work pay off. so thank you Visible!

we love christian music awards new release today

WE LOVE Christian Music Awards

“Christian music has come a long way. From church hymnals to the Jesus Movement to Jesus-loving dubstep and hip-hop, we are witness to an explosion of expressions of Jesus in modern music.”



“The 6th annual awards yields a new partnership with Visible Music College, which trains and releases worship leaders, musicians, producers and managers for the Church and music industry across four campuses globally. Visible Music College President Ken Steorts, a founding member of Platinum-selling rock band Skillet, sees the pairing as a natural fit.”

“Visible Music College trains and equips hundreds of young people every year from across the world to create, record, market and perform great original and inspirational music inside and outside the Church,” Steorts said.

“We love and promote all styles of music and deeply appreciate NewReleaseToday’s focus on the real Christian music of our time in every genre! Visible loves Christian music and we are proud to sponsor the WE LOVE Christian Music Awards this year to honor those who are leading the way.”

“Voting is now open at, where fans can pick their favorites in the 24 categories as many times as they want between now and Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.”

A Visible Christmas 2017

a visible christmas 2017

Come on out and listen to your favorite Christmas songs at @thecannoncenter! Show starts at 7:30 and admission is FREE!