Church Music Curriculum

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 credits

MUS 632

3 credits

MUS 631

Church Music Administration & Philosophy
2 credits

MUS 601

Supervised Music Ministry
1 credit

MUS 701/702

Spiritual Formation for Ministry I or II
1 credit

MUS 653

Fundamentals of Theology for Church Musicians
2 credits

MUS 681

Topics in Church Music Methods
2 credits

MUS 575

Graduate Recital
0 credits

Total Major Area Credits: 14

Other Studies in Music

MUS 560/561/562/563/565/566/567/568/569/574/640/643

Applied Voice, Piano, Organ, Harpsichord, Instrumental orConducting
NOTE: This is your area of concentration
4 credits

MUS 595

Graduate Ensemble
2 credits

MUS 605

Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
3 credits

MUS 620

Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature
3 credits

MUS 637/639/638/636

Organ Skills, Piano Pedagogy (2 Semesters) Vocal Pedagogy, Pedagogy of Orchestral Instruments
2-4 credits

MUS 640

Graduate Choral Conducting and Techniques
2 credits

MUS 656

Analytical Techniques I
3 credits

Total Other Studies in Music Credits: 19-21

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