Music programs

As a music major, you’ll study both historic and modern traditions and perform a variety of Western and non-Western music. We pursue excellence in the study, practice and performance of each piece of music, so you’ll be challenged and encouraged by your professors, peers and private tutors as you scale new heights with your musical ability and artistry.

Music Ministry Major

Requirements
Ensemble participation: 2 credits *
MUS 111 - Music Theory I
MUS 112 - Music Theory II
MUS 115 - Music of the Church
MUS 211 - Music Theory III
MUS 223 - Organ for Music Ministry
MUS 230 - Hymnology/Liturgy
MUS 231 - Church Music Administration
MUS 233 - Leading Music for Worship in a Changing Culture
MUS 261 - Voice
MUS 301 - Basic Conducting
MUS 318 - History of Music II
MUS 319 - History of Music III
MUS 320 - World Musics
MUS 401 - Music Ministry Practicum
Choose one course: 1
MUS 133 - Piano Class Intermediate II
MUS 251 - Piano Lessons
Choose 3-4 credits: 3-4
MUS 212 - Music Theory IV
MUS 219 - Survey of Choral Literature
MUS 222 - Survey of Organ Literature
MUS 232 - Music Technology
MUS 246 - Music Ministry Guitar
MUS 252 - Lead Sheet Piano
MUS 302 - Advanced Conducting
MUS 303 - Orchestration
MUS 317 - History of Music I
MUS 325 - Recital
MUS 334 - Composition
MUS 337 - Choral/Instrumental Arranging
MUS 412 - Special Topics in Music
Cognate requirements
PHI 238 - Philosophy of the Arts
Choose 4 credits
CEY 210 - Foundational Issues in Christian Education
CEY 310 - Leadership Development
CEY 380 - Narrative and Spiritual Formation
REL 280 - History of Christianity
REL 310 - Christian Spirituality
REL 317 - Topics in Old Testament Studies
REL 385 - Topics in Religion
Total credits required: 46-47

Notes:

Following a music placement exam, students will either be placed in Music Theory I (MUS111) or Music Fundamentals (MUS101). MUS101 does not count toward a music major, music ministry major or minor.

* Must include 1 credit of choral ensemble.