Dec 10, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Church Music, B.M.

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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.

BELL Core Requirements: 38 Hours (minimum)

Music Core: 40 Hours

Common Music Core: 30-33 Hours

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.

IV Commercial Music majors only

Major Area: 42 Hours

Applied Principal (8 Semesters Required): 16 Hours

Traditional Applied Track:

Integrative Applied Track:

Support Courses: 3 Hours

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.

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