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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Ministry, BA

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College Arts and Sciences
Academic Awards Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 125 semester credits
Faculty Lead Bill Owen
Majors Music Ministry
CIP Code 39.0501

The Music Majors are designed to prepare students for careers in music, particularly in the field of music ministry and music education. A general Bachelor of Arts in Music is also available to students who wish to explore the area of music without committing to a specific vocational objective.

The Music department offers majors which prepare students to enter a variety of careers relating to musical arts. These majors include general music, music ministry, music education and contemporary music industry.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The general Music degree prepares students broadly in the field of music. Music as a discipline encourages the development of analytic skills, and the ability to create through the synthesis of theory and technique. These skills will apply to a variety of occupations, depending on the creativity of the graduate. Graduates will be prepared to enter graduate programs in musicology, sacred music, and others, or to apply their musical skill and knowledge in a variety of professional settings.

Graduates with a degree in Music will be able to:

  1. Evaluate musical genres based upon their stylistic characteristics.
  2. Create music utilizing an undergraduate proficiency level of music theory.
  3. Translate notes into sound, and sound into notes utilizing their training.
  4. Integrate the study of music and the Christian faith.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry

Graduates of this program will be competent to serve as the Minister of Music or Worship pastor in a local church, and to effectively develop and lead all aspects of a church music program.

In addition to the outcomes for the BA in Music, graduates with a degree in Music Ministry will be able to:

  1. Design an effective plan to serve the musical needs of the church.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60

Humanities: 9

  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9

  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
    Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)

Science and Mathematics: 7

  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 4 credits

Formation and Calling: 5

Core Electives: 9

Any college-level courses.

Music Ministry majors are strongly urged to include Music (MUSI), Applied Music (MUAP), or Audio Recording (MUAR) courses as the chosen electives.

Pre-Major Requirements: 0-3

Pre-Major requirements may be applied to the Humanities Core Curriculum requirements or General Electives

  • 3 credits
  • Students who successfully pass the music placement exam will be exempt from this requirement.

  • Piano Proficiency 0-2 credits
  • All music majors must demonstrate a basic level of proficiency on the piano. Student may demonstrate proficiency by passing a piano proficiency exam administered by the piano faculty, by passing  MUAP 1111 - Class Piano with a grade of B- or higher, or by successfully completing two credits of applied piano lessons.

Music Major: 65

Music History Elective: 3

Select 3 credits from the following:

Ensemble Requirements: 8

Ensemble courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C to satisfy degree requirements. It is anticipated that one ensemble will be taken each enrolled semester.

Select 8 credits from the following:

Music Ministry Requirements: 15

Biblical and Theological reflection: 6

Select 6 credits from the following:

Private Music Lessons: 8

  • Students may take (MUPL) applied lessons on one-three instruments
  • MUPL xxxx Private Music Lessons 8 credits

General Electives: 0

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