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BACHELOR OF MUSIC: CHURCH MUSIC

Faculty: Ellefson, Plamann, Willoughby

Organ Concentration requires eight semesters of organ plus a senior recital. Choral Concentration requires eight semesters of vocal study plus a senior recital. Piano Concentration requires eight semesters of piano plus a senior recital.

Secondary Performing Areas: Church Music with organ concentration must take four semesters of voice, choral concentration students must take four semesters on a keyboard instrument, and piano concentration must take four semesters of organ. The choral concentration student may begin with class piano.

General Education Requirements: 40 credit hrs
Music Major Requirements: 78 credit hrs
Electives: 6 credit hrs

FIRST YEAR
First Semester: 9 hrs

MUS 1112 Theory I 2
MUS 1122 Aural Skills I 2
MUS 1133 Music and the Human Experience 3
Voice or Major Instrument 1
Major Ensemble* 1

Second Semester: 6 hrs
MUS 1212 Theory II 2
MUS 1222 Aural Skills II 2
Voice or Major Instrument 1
Major Ensemble* 1

SECOND YEAR
First Semester: 10 hrs

DICT 1152 English Diction 2
MUS 2612 Practicum in Church Music 2
MUS 2112 Theory III 2
MUS 2122 Aural Skills III 2
Voice or Major Instrument 1
Major Ensemble* 1

Second Semester: 6 hrs
MUS 2212 Theory IV 2
MUS 2222 Aural Skills IV 2
Voice or Major Instrument 1
Major Ensemble * 1

THIRD YEAR
First Semester: 11 hrs

MUS 3823 History of Worship 3
MUS 3142 Conducting Fundamentals 2
MUS 3123 History of Music I 3
Voice or Major Instrument 1
Secondary Instrument 1
Major Ensemble* 1

Second Semester: 16 hrs
MUS 4413 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint 3
MUS 3442 Conducting II-Vocal 2
MUS 3223 History of Music II 3
MUS 4113 Hymnology 3
MUS 4612 Church Music in Practice 2
Voice or Major Instrument 1
Secondary Instrument 1
Major Ensemble* 1

FOURTH YEAR
First Semester: 8 hrs

MUS 4023 Choral Literature or
MUS 4723 Organ Literature 3
MUED 3332 Elementary Choral Methods 2
Voice or Major Instrument 1
Secondary Instrument 1
Major Ensemble* 1

Second Semester: 12 hrs
MUS 3633 Contemporary Music: Arranging & Orchestration
for the Twenty First -Century Church 3
MUED 3432 Secondary Choral Methods 2
REL 3233 United Methodist Studies** 3
Voice or Major Instrument 1
Secondary Instrument 1
Major Ensemble* 1
Senior Recital 1

Piano proficiency—required for choral concentration
Recital level—6B
Graduation level—7A

*Major ensemble is defined as Ad Astra Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, University Singers, Chamber Choir, or additional choral ensembles designated as major ensemble in printed class schedule.

**Required for certification in the United Methodist Church. Those who are not seeking certification in the United Methodist Church should take another church history or theology course.

 
All degrees require a minimum of 124 earned credit hours.
 



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