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Music Core

This course is 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. Co-requisite: MU-MS 102.

This course is first in a series of four, juxtaposed with the respective music theory course, and provides instruction to develop the ear. This course will provide opportunities to hear, identify, dictate, and notate fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, and harmony. Co-requisite: MU-MS 101.

This course is second 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 voice leading, seventh chords, harmonic progressions, secondary dominants, modulation, and binary/ternary forms. Prerequisite: MU-MS 101 and MU-MS 102. Co-requisite: MU-MS 104.

This course is second in a series of four, juxtaposed with the respective music theory course, and provides instruction to develop the ear. This course will provide opportunities to hear, identify, dictate, and notate fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, and harmony. Prerequisite: MU-MS 101 and MU-MS 102. Co-requisite: MU-MS 103.

This course provides instruction of basic studio recording concepts. Study includes using microphones, mixing consoles, effects processors, and MIDI technology to record and produce within the recording studio.

This course is third 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 within Renaissance through Romantic period forms will be examined, including two part inventions, the fugue, theme and variations, rondo, and sonata-allegro form. Prerequisite: MU-MS 103 and MU-MS 104. Co-requisite: MU-MS 202.

This course is third in a series of four, juxtaposed with the respective music theory course, and provides instruction to develop the ear. This course will provide opportunities to hear, identify, dictate, and notate fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, and harmony. Prerequisite: MU-MS 103 and MU-MS 104. Co-requisite: MU-MS 201.

This course is fourth 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 within the Romantic period through 20th century will be examined including Impressionism, serialism, primitivism, neoclassicism, minimalism, aleatoric, and jazz. Prerequisite: MU-MS 201 and MU-MS 202. Co-requisite: MU-MS 204.

This course is fourth in a series of four, juxtaposed with the respective music theory course, and provides instruction to develop the ear. This course will provide opportunities to hear, identify, dictate, and notate fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, and harmony. Prerequisite: MU-MS 201 and MU-MS 202. Co-requisite: MU-MS 203.

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. Course fee attached.

The second in a series of four proficiency courses designed to develop the ability to maneuver on the piano. Included is further study of scales, arpeggios, cadences, reading music, improvising, transposition, and playing by ear. Prerequisites: MU-AP 209. Course fee attached.

This course assesses aspects of music business through traveling outside of the classroom. Focus will include music labels, distribution and publishing companies, recording studios, artist management, promotion, production, and legal counsel, and how all are integrated within the music business industry.

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. Prerequisite: MU-MS 103 and MU-MS 104.

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. Prerequisite: MU-MS 103 and MU-MS 104.

This course provides instruction through integrating concepts of lower level courses into a project or recital. Study includes compiling music for a recital program or designing a project and marketing the recital or project presentation. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Music Majors: approval of junior status by submission of the “Junior Music Major Entry Application.”

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 musical theory concepts with terminology and styles to understand music of the Baroque through Classical eras. Concepts include significant musical figures, social customs, musical issues, stylistic characteristics, and their effect on the development of Western music.

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

This course applies basic recording concepts to learn Logic computer recording software. Study includes a variety of recording production projects to become proficient using the recording studio. Prerequisite: MU-MS 179.

This course offers beginning to advanced instruction in working with the chosen instrument (vocal performance, strings, guitar/bass, piano, brass or percussion). Included is a study of reading, technique, and performance. Repertoire styles include Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods of music. Successful awarding of credit is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of the required lessons, fulfillment of practice requirements, and artistic development relative to the level of ability and prior enrollment. These courses can be repeated for both the fall and spring semesters. Course fee attached.

This course offers beginning to advanced instruction in working with the chosen instrument (vocal performance, strings, guitar/bass, piano, brass, or percussion). Included is a study of reading, technique, and performance. Repertoire styles include Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods of music. Successful awarding of credit is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of the required lessons, fulfillment of practice requirements, and artistic development relative to the level of ability and prior enrollment. These courses can be repeated for both the fall and spring semesters. Course fee attached.

This course offers beginning to advanced instruction in working with the chosen instrument (vocal performance, strings, guitar/bass, piano, brass, or percussion). Included is a study of reading, technique, and performance. Repertoire styles include Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods of music. Successful awarding of credit is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of the required lessons, fulfillment of practice requirements, and artistic development relative to the level of ability and prior enrollment. These courses can be repeated for both the fall and spring semesters. Course fee attached.

This course offers beginning to advanced instruction in working with the chosen instrument (vocal performance, strings, guitar/bass, piano, brass, or percussion). Included is a study of reading, technique, and performance. Repertoire styles include Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods of music. Successful awarding of credit is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of the required lessons, fulfillment of practice requirements, and artistic development relative to the level of ability and prior enrollment. These courses can be repeated for both the fall and spring semesters. Course fee attached.

This course offers beginning to advanced instruction in working with the chosen instrument (vocal performance, strings, guitar/bass, piano, brass, or percussion). Included is a study of reading, technique, and performance. Repertoire styles include Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods of music. Successful awarding of credit is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of the required lessons, fulfillment of practice requirements, and artistic development relative to the level of ability and prior enrollment. These courses can be repeated for both the fall and spring semesters. Course fee attached.

This course offers beginning to advanced instruction in working with the chosen instrument (vocal performance, strings, guitar/bass, piano, brass, or percussion). Included is a study of reading, technique, and performance. Repertoire styles include Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods of music. Successful awarding of credit is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of the required lessons, fulfillment of practice requirements, and artistic development relative to the level of ability and prior enrollment. These courses can be repeated for both the fall and spring semesters. Course fee attached.

This course offers beginning to advanced instruction in working with the chosen instrument (vocal performance, strings, guitar/bass, piano, brass, or percussion). Included is a study of reading, technique, and performance. Repertoire styles include Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods of music. Successful awarding of credit is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of the required lessons, fulfillment of practice requirements, and artistic development relative to the level of ability and prior enrollment. These courses can be repeated for both the fall and spring semesters. Course fee attached.

These courses offer vocal or instrumental instruction through reading, technique and performance in a group setting. The following ensembles classes for enrollment are: Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, Instrumental Ensemble, Concert Choir, Performance Lab, and Music Ministry Team.

These courses offer vocal or instrumental instruction through reading, technique, and performance in a group setting. The following ensembles classes for enrollment are: Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, Instrumental Ensemble, Concert Choir, Performance Lab, and Music Ministry Team.

These courses offer vocal or instrumental instruction through reading, technique, and performance in a group setting. The following ensembles classes for enrollment are: Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, Instrumental Ensemble, Concert Choir, Performance Lab, and Music Ministry Team.

These courses offer vocal or instrumental instruction through reading, technique and performance in a group setting. The following ensembles classes for enrollment are: Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, Instrumental Ensemble, Concert Choir, Performance Lab, and Music Ministry Team.

These courses offer vocal or instrumental instruction through reading, technique and performance in a group setting. The following ensembles classes for enrollment are: Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, Instrumental Ensemble, Concert Choir, Performance Lab, and Music Ministry Team.

These courses offer vocal or instrumental instruction through reading, technique, and performance in a group setting. The following ensembles classes for enrollment are: Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, Instrumental Ensemble, Concert Choir, Performance Lab, and Music Ministry Team.

These courses offer vocal or instrumental instruction through reading, technique, and performance in a group setting. The following ensembles classes for enrollment are: Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, Instrumental Ensemble, Concert Choir, Performance Lab, and Music Ministry Team.

Students are required to attend 10 recitals and/or concerts within the semester. Performance attendance distribution includes student recitals, large ensemble, lab band, song writers, and public school concerts. Recital attendance is a 0 credit hour pass/fail course required for all music majors.

Students are required to attend 10 recitals and/or concerts within the semester. Performance attendance distribution includes student recitals, large ensemble, lab band, song writers, and public school concerts. Recital attendance is a 0 credit hour pass/fail course required for all music majors.

Students are required to attend 10 recitals and/or concerts within the semester. Performance attendance distribution includes student recitals, large ensemble, lab band, song writers, and public school concerts. Recital attendance is a 0 credit hour pass/fail course required for all music majors.

Students are required to attend 10 recitals and/or concerts within the semester. Performance attendance distribution includes student recitals, large ensemble, lab band, song writers, and public school concerts. Recital attendance is a 0 credit hour pass/fail course required for all music majors.

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. This is the capstone course of all music majors

This course provides instruction through integrating concepts of lower-level courses and the junior recital/project into a recital. Study includes compiling music for a recital program and marketing the recital.

Contemporary Music

Elective Pool - 2 Needed

Worship Arts

Worship Arts Core

This course exists to provide a philosophical foundation for both church administration and lay ministry, as well as offering practical methods for helping the local church become a place where volunteers can effectively minister.

In this class, the student will be introduced to the technical language and the hermeneutical tools needed for doing exegetical work. The course will introduce various methods by which Scripture has been approached and interpreted in the life of the Church. Students will be challenged to think carefully and critically about their own method(s). This course is intended to help the student in “rightly dividing the Word of truth” for teaching and preaching. Students should expect to analyze book structure and interpret key passages. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course.

This course will serve as the student’s entry into the Ministry and Theology Department. As such, it will involve an overview of different paid ministry vocations that exist. It will also involve evaluations of the student’s fit for ministry and an interview with the faculty of the department in an effort to provide initial direction for students as they pursue God’s best plan for their vocation. Prerequisite: MT-WV 101.

The Junior Seminar exists as a mid-point evaluation for the student in Ministry and Theology programs. The student should expect to demonstrate competencies gained in biblical studies, in spiritual formation, and in professional competence. Additionally, the course seeks to help the student prepare for their entry into the ministry job market by analyzing the student’s professional communications skills. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and Junior Standing or Departmental Approval.

Co-requisite with the student’s involvement in a four-semester long internship, the Action/Reflection Seminar series seeks to provide a place to debrief on-the-job experiences and to translate academic learning into vocational practice. This seminar series will primarily use case study methodology and discussion to engage important ministry themes and allow the student to synthesize learning. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and Junior Standing or Departmental Approval. Course fee attached.

Co-requisite with the student’s involvement in a four-semester long internship, the Action/Reflection Seminar series seeks to provide a place to debrief on-the-job experiences and to translate academic learning into vocational practice. This seminar series will primarily use case study methodology and discussion to engage important ministry themes and allow the student to synthesize learning. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and Junior Standing or Departmental Approval. Course fee attached.

This seminar is required for all Ministry majors. It is a senior “capstone” course. As such, the student should expect to demonstrate mastery of biblical studies, spiritual formation, and professional competencies. Additionally, the student will evaluate his/her preparedness for ministry and potential next steps into vocation. Prerequisite: Senior Standing or Departmental Approval.

This course is designed to introduce the student to essential doctrines of God in a systematic form, placing strong emphasis on the Biblical record as normative for faith and belief. The student will analyze key doctrines of God, Trinitarian thought, and will differentiate between traditional orthodoxy and heterodoxy.

A class designed to allow the student to explore contemporary theological thought. The course will challenge students to compare and contrast various theological views and encourage students to compare them to traditional theology while continuing to develop a biblical worldview. The student will construct a coherent personal theology around a controversial topic in Christianity that aligns with biblical faith and historical teaching. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course, MT-TH 240 and Junior Standing or Departmental Approval.

Designed as a comprehensive exploration of worship within the context of ministry, the student will develop a systematic approach to developing a theology of worship, while also developing a practical strategy for enhancing the worship experience. Historical and contemporary trends and issues will be reviewed and critiqued. Prerequisite: MT-TH 240, Junior Standing or Departmental Approval.

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. This is the capstone course of all music majors.

Designed as a comprehensive exploration of worship within the context of ministry, the student will develop a systematic approach to developing a theology of worship, while also developing a practical strategy for enhancing the worship experience. Historical and contemporary trends and issues will be reviewed and critiqued. Prerequisite: MT-TH 240, Junior Standing or Departmental Approval.

This course is first in a series of four, juxtaposed with the respective music theory course, and provides instruction to develop the ear. This course will provide opportunities to hear, identify, dictate, and notate fundamental concepts of pitch, rhythm, and harmony. Co-requisite: MU-MS 101.

This course provides instruction of basic studio recording concepts. Study includes using microphones, mixing consoles, effects processors, and MIDI technology to record and produce within the recording studio.

This course integrates music theory concepts with terminology and styles to understand music within the church. Study includes the music of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, and how different genres of music are incorporated into the worship service.

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. Prerequisite: MU-MS 103 and MU-MS 104.

Elective Pool - 6 Needed

This course offers beginning to advanced instruction in working with the chosen instrument (vocal performance, strings, piano, brass, or percussion). Included is a study of reading, technique, and performance. Repertoire styles include Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods of music. Successful awarding of credit is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of the required lessons, fulfillment of practice requirements, and artistic development relative to the level of ability and prior enrollment. These courses can be repeated for both the fall and spring semesters. Course fee attached.

This course offers beginning to advanced instruction in working with the chosen instrument (vocal performance, strings, piano, brass, or percussion). Included is a study of reading, technique, and performance. Repertoire styles include Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods of music. Successful awarding of credit is dependent upon the satisfactory completion of the required lessons, fulfillment of practice requirements, and artistic development relative to the level of ability and prior enrollment. These courses can be repeated for both the fall and spring semesters. Course fee attached.

Any course under the Music Performance or Music Ensemble list in catalog.

Any course under the Music Performance or Music Ensemble list in catalog.

Any course under the Music Performance or Music Ensemble list in catalog.

Any course under the Music Performance or Music Ensemble list in catalog.

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