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Music Department

Music Studies

Overview

The Music Department faculty strives to be role models who teach, inspire and cultivate students to prepare them for a life of service in our diverse and ever-changing world. Our department's mission encompasses the development of music skills (practical), music knowledge (theoretical), and music appreciation (historical) – while embracing a Christian worldview for dynamic engagement with community and culture (convergence).

The overarching goal is to develop excellent Christ-like musicians who, with servant attitudes, fulfill all academic requirements and obtain a college degree. The music faculty endeavor to be role models who teach, inspire, drill, and cultivate students in order to prepare them for a life of service in the multi-faceted world of music


Offerings

Use any of the following links to discover more about each major and the courses you would take.

       

Outcomes

Music graduates will...

  • ...be skilled in their instrument and skilled in performance.
  • ...be skilled at performing within an ensemble.
  • ...be skilled in music theory and ear training
  • ...understand music in relation to history and culture, as well as the relationship of music to other arts and disciplines outside of the arts.
  • ...have the skills to listen to and describe music.
  • ...have the skills to evaluate music performance.
  • ...have been challenged to develop their faith by constructing a philosophy and theology of music and will have the tools to analyzing culture and music from a Christian worldview.
  • ...have skills to lead ensembles.
  • ...be skilled in current music technology.            
  • ...be able to integrate music skills with communication skills to be successful

Opportunities

We invite you to apply today – and discover how our music program can help you on your way toward a career in the arts.

Check out our music scholarships!


Faculty




Dr. Jacob Kaufman
Music Department Chair
jacob.kaufman@centralchristian.edu
(620) 241-0723 ext 367



Ryan Mackey
Prof. of Music History & Technology
ryan.mackey@centralchristian.edu
(620) 241-0723 ext 304
Dr. Brett Janssen
Director of Traditional Music
brett.janssen@centralchristian.edu
(620) 241-0723 ext 372
Tiffiney Harms
Professor of Vocal & Choral Music
tiffiney.harms@centralchristian.edu