Church Music Curriculum

Master of Music in Church Music 

The course of study for this degree will be a third in church music/theological studies, a third in graduate music academic studies and the final third in solo/ensemble performance studies. The curriculum includes professional training in music ministry that has practical applications in a local congregation.

Major Area

MUS 652

Foundations of Christian Worship

3

MUS 632

Hymnology

3

MUS 631

Church Music Administration & Philosophy

2

MUS 601

Supervised Music Ministry

1

MUS 701/702

Spiritual Formation for Ministry I or II      

1

MUS 653

Fundamentals of Theology for Church

2

 

Musicians           

 

MUS 681

Topics in Church Music Methods

2

MUS 575

Graduate Recital

0

 

 

 

 

Total Major Area

14 credits

 

 

 

Other Studies in Music

MUS 565/566/567/574/

Applied Voice/Piano/Organ/Harpsichord/

4

568/560/ 561/562/569/

Instrumental/ Conducting

 

563/640/643

 

 

NOTE: This is your area of concentration

MUS 595

Graduate Ensemble

2

MUS 605

Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music

3

MUS 620

Historical Study of Musical Styles and

3

 

Literature

 

MUS 637/639/638/636

Organ Skills, Piano Pedagogy (2  

2 - 4

 

Semesters) Vocal Pedagogy, Pedagogy of

 

 

Orchestral Instruments

 

MUS 640

Graduate Choral Conducting and

2

 

Techniques

 

MUS 656

Analytical Techniques I  

3

 

 

 

 

Total Other Studies in Music

19 - 21 credits

 

 

 

Elective Studies in Supportive Areas

4 credits from Elective Studies. For further information, please reference the Graduate Student Handbook.

 

 

                                              Total Electives

4 – 6 credits

 

Total Overall

37 – 39 credits