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Central Christian College of Kansas’ Music Department sees music as a tool for worshiping God and edifying others. While performance excellence is expected, it must constantly be balanced with ministry-related goals. The mission of our department includes the development of music skills, music knowledge, and music appreciation all while embracing Christ-centered dynamics for involvement with community and culture.

The Bachelors of Science in Music program at Central Christian College of Kansas is intended for students who want to improve their musical talents, understanding, and appreciation while maintaining an evangelical Christian perspective. Church music ministry (traditional and modern), music instruction, professional/vocational performer, writer, studio musician, composer, and other opportunities for graduate studies are all possible career aspirations.

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Possible Career Paths

  • Middle School Music Teacher – $59,660*
  • High School Music Teacher – $61,660*
  • Music Director or Composer – $51,670*

*O*Net – National Median Wage Data

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Music Core (49 Credits)

MU-MS 101, 103, 201, 203 Music Theory I-IV (12)
MU-MS 102, 104, 202, 204 Aural Skills I-IV (4)
MU-MS 179 Introduction to Music Technology (2)
MU-AP 209, 210 Piano Proficiency I, II (2)
MU-MS 310 Basic Conducting (2)
MU-MS 362, 363, 364 Music History I-III (9)
MU-AP 200 Private Lesson (4)
MU-AP 400 Private Lesson (3)
MU-EN 200 Ensemble (5)
MU-EN 400 Ensemble (3)
MU-MS 107 Recital Attendance [First-Fourth Semester] (0)
MU-MS 420 Worship Perf, and the Christian Musician (2)
MU-MP 421 Senior Recital [Capstone] (1)

MU Music Elective (8-12)

Bachelor of Arts in Music: 120 Credit Hours

  • 43 Credits – General Education
  • 49 Credits – Music Core
  • 8-12 Credits – Music Electives Core
  • 16-20 Credits – Open Electives

Mind

  • Music graduates will be skilled in music theory and Aural Skills.
  • Music graduates will have the skills to listen to and describe music.
  • Music graduates will have the skills to evaluate music performance.
  • Music graduates will be able to integrate music skills with communication skills to be successful.

Heart

  • Music graduates will understand music in relation to history and culture, as well as the relationship of music to other arts and disciplines outside of the arts.

Soul

  • Music graduates will 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.

Strength

  • Music graduates will be skilled in their instruments and skilled in performance.
  • Music graduates will be skilled at performing within an ensemble.
  • Music graduates will have the skills to lead ensembles.
  • Music graduates will be skilled in current music technology.

Each department has their own traditions, French Press has become deeply ingrained in the life and identity of the program. As it may sound, this sacred space revolves around coffee. Weekly, the department shares a meal together and bonds at the appointed time they all reach towards the infamous pot and all push down together.

This seemingly small act has acted as a glue of sorts for the department even being recognized at commencement as all members receive a patch to wear during the festivities. Regardless of your academic program as a Central student, you are invited to join the French Press Club for this sacred time!

The Central Christian College business student has multiple ways to enrich their educational experience through off-campus opportunities. The department regularly offers national and international travel opportunities to study various topics including economics, finance, culture, trade, and monetary systems. Arrangements can also be made to study with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in their Best Semester program. CCC is also partnering with Students International where students have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country studying local culture, finance, economics, language, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Course Examples

This course is the first in a series of four and provides instruction of basic fundamental concepts found in western music theory. The course will provide opportunities for the student to demonstrate concepts of pitch, intensity, duration, and timbre. Concepts include notation of pitch, rhythm, time signatures, intervals, scales, modes, key signatures, triads, cadences, nonharmonic tones, melodic organization, figured bass, and four-part writing.

Emphasizes identity issues that are critical to understanding individual and collective processes in organizational life in relation to strategic leadership management.

The first in a series of four proficiency courses designed to develop the ability to maneuver on the piano. Included is the study of scales, arpeggios, cadences, reading music, improvising, and transposition.

This course integrates fundamental music theory concepts with basic fundamentals of instrumental and choral conducting. Study includes basic conducting patterns, expressive gestures, score reading, and rehearsal techniques.

This course integrates musical theory concepts with terminology and styles to understand music of the Biblical era through Renaissance era. Concepts include significant musical figures, social customs, musical issues, stylistic characteristics, and their effect on the development of Western music.

This course integrates the Christian worldview with music to explore the role of the Christian musician within the culture. Fulfilling the upper level writing general education course, this course study includes developing a philosophy of worship, analyzing music performances, exploring post-baccalaureate opportunities, and exploring creativity.

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