The Major in Church Music provides training for those interested in careers in music and worship ministry incorporating diverse musical styles and methodologies. Students pursuing this major choose either a traditional applied performance track (in which all private study is classical in nature) or an integrative track (which includes private study in both classical and commercial styles). The major is appropriate preparation for graduate study in church music at the seminary/graduate school level.
I All classical majors take MUT 2340 and commercial majors and Music Therapy majors take MUT 2350.
II Commercial Music majors, Music Therapy majors, and Musical Theatre majors do not have this requirement.
III All students seeking the Bachelor of Music degree must participate in at least one ensemble each semester enrolled as a full-time student and earn a minimum of eight (8) hours credit except Music Education majors and Music Therapy majors who earn a minimum of seven (7) hours credit and Musical Theatre (BFA) majors who earn a minimum of ten (10) hours credit. This number of credits only may count toward degree requirements. See specific Ensemble Requirements for each principal area.
Additionally, students choosing the Integrative Applied Track must also take:
MSM 20_ Music Seminar (required every semester enrolled in commercial applied principal, minimum of 4 semesters)
Free Electives: 12 Hours (minimum)
(with 38-hour General Education Core)
Total Required for the Program: 132 Hours
1 No more than 16 hours of the Applied Principal may be counted toward degree requirements.
2 Secondary applied study must be continued each semester until proficiency is passed. Piano is the required secondary for all principals except keyboard. Voice is the required secondary for keyboard principals.