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Music Major

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed for the student who desires to focus on developing performing skills. Students may choose voice, guitar, piano, percussion or wind instruments as a performing concentration area. These concentrations contain courses that will support the development of performance skills.

This program has a specific selection of music courses such as sight singing, harmony, conducting, music history, and music literature whereby your music background will be strengthened for God’s calling. In addition to 8 hours in a chosen performance concentration students participate in ensembles specific to their chosen principal performing area.

Music Course Requirements | 120 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specializations within the General Education Foundation
  • MH 403 Music History: Antiquity through Baroque*
  • MH 404 Music History: Classical through 20th Century*
  • SCI 201 Introduction to Biological Science
  • MU 202 Technology for Music Ministry OR
    MUE 360 Technology for the Music Classroom

Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)

Major (69 hours)

Music Core (48 hours)
  • MT 101 Elementary Harmony
  • MT 102 Intermediate Harmony
  • MT 103 Sight Singing/Ear-Training I
  • MT 104 Sight Singing/Ear-Training II
  • MT 201 Advanced Harmony I
  • MT 202 Advanced Harmony II
  • MT 301 Form and Analysis
  • MC 210 Basic Conducting
  • MC 310 Advanced Choral Conducting and Literature
  • MC 410 Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Literature
  • MH 201 Music Literature
  • MH 403 Music History: Antiquity through Baroque*
  • MH 404 Music History: Classical Through 20th Century*
  • Applied Principle - Guitar, Organ, Piano, Voice, Instrumentation (6 hours)
  • Applied Secondary - Guitar, Organ, Piano, Voice, Instrumentation (4 hours)
  • ME Music Ensemble - 8 semester hours according to principle**
  • Music Electives (6 hours)
  • MUS 101. Recital Lab (Every Semester Enrolled as a Music Major) (0 hours)

  • * Hours counted in General Education and in total.
    ** 3 Hours of ensemble credit are counted in General Education and in total.

Choose one of the following concentrations:
Performance - Voice Concentration (21 hours)
  • MUS 150-450V Applied Voice Principal
  • MV 101 Italian Diction
  • MV 201 German Diction
  • MV 301 French Diction
  • MV 411 Vocal Pedagogy
  • MV 412 Vocal Pedagogy Practicum
  • MH 203V Applied Music Literature
  • MU 304 Sacred Solo Literature
  • MV 415 Vocal Performance Workshop
  • Senior Recital (0 hours)
Performance - Piano Concentration (21 hours)
  • MUS 150-450K Applied Principal Piano
  • MP 205 Accompanying/Chamber Music
  • MP 206 Piano Ensemble
  • MP 305 Service Playing
  • MP 306 Piano Pedagogy
  • MH 203K Applied Music Literature
  • MP 205 Accompanying/Chamber Music OR
    MP 206 Piano Ensemble (to be repeated)
  • Senior Recital (0 hours)
Performance - Guitar Concentration (21 hours)
  • MUS 150-450G Applied Principal Guitar
  • MG 203 Fretboard Theory
  • MH 203G Applied Music Literature: Guitar
  • MG 306 Guitar Pedagogy
  • MG 403 Jazz Guitar
  • MG 201 Guitar Rhythms
  • MG 215 Guitar for Contemporary Worship
  • MG 404 Fretted Instruments
  • Senior Recital (0 hours)
Performance - Instrumental Concentration (21 hours)
  • MUS 150-450I Applied Principal Instrumental
  • MUE 353 Teaching Brass and Woodwind Instruments
  • MUE 354 Teaching String and Percussion Instruments
  • MT 405 Orchestration
  • MH 203I Applied Music Literature: Instrumental
  • MH 303I Advanced Instrumental Literature
  • MUS 206I Instrumental Chamber Music
  • MUS 201I Applied Jazz I
  • MUS 301I Applied Jazz II
  • Senior Recital (0 hours)

Note: Those students who fail to take and pass the computer proficiency examination must take IT 101

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