Bachelor of Arts in Music: Music Ministries Emphasis
The emphasis in Music Ministries is designed to prepare liberal arts students seeking to serve in the broad field of music ministries, including service in the local church and national and international music missions. This music degree combines the existing musical curriculum with Biblical studies courses, ethno-music courses, and administrative courses in order to uniquely prepare graduates for a vocation in music ministries. It also includes a significant cross-cultural emphasis to provide tools for graduates seeking to engage cultures foreign to their own.
Opportunities for graduates include roles as music missionaries both in the United States and overseas, as well as Director of Music Ministries positions in local churches.
Music scholarships are available.
The purpose of this degree is to produce transformational leaders with sufficient theological, cultural, and musical expertise to enable them to envision, strategize, and administrate appropriate music ministry, achieving biblical objectives, in diverse contemporary cultures.
This Music Ministries Emphasis is suitable for musicians who are strong generalists (voice, instrument, and conducting) and who are interested in a missiological approach to worship within diverse musical and cultural settings.
Distinctive Course Offerings
- Music Theory I
- Music Theory II
- Musicianship I
- Musicianship II
- Musicianship III
- Musicianship IV
- Introduction to Compositional Process
- Seminar in Music Aesthetics
- Conducting Basics
- History of Music I
- History of Music II
- Popular Music from the 1930s to the present: A Cultural Mirror
- Music Studio Class
- Private Music Lessons: see University Catalog for prescribed choices
- Music Ensembles
- Junior Recital
- Vocal Pedagogy
- Music and Cross-Cultural Ministry
- Historical Perspectives in Music Ministry
- Sacred Music Literature
- Music Ministry Internship
- Chapel Practicum/Chapel Worship Team
- Theological Foundations of Worship and Church Music
- Music Administration
- The Church and Its Mission
- Introduction to International Missions
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