Master of Church Music
The Master of Church Music degree is a graduate, professional degree designed to educate those called into church music ministry. Students will be raised to a higher level of musical performance, academic excellence, and ministerial competence. After the completion of placement examinations and during the first two semesters of enrollment, the student can determine a sequence of studies plan with his or her advisor. This degree is designed to prepare persons for leading worship ministry, music ministry, conducting, composition, as well as vocal and instrumental performance in churches as well as careers in denominational or institutional work.
- Students will be able to demonstrate a growing, Christlike character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
- Students will be able to understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
- Students will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
- Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
- Students will be able to demonstrate competent leadership in church or sacred music.
|31980||Written Communication (if required)||(2)|
|Church Music and Worship Core (33 hours)|
|40200||The Worshiping Church||3|
|40605||Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs||2|
|40610||Discipling Music Ministry I||2|
|40615||Discipling Music Ministry II||2|
|40620||Worship Leadership and Design||2|
|40625||Vocal Ensemble Leadership||2|
|40630||Worship Band Techniques||2|
|40635||Technology for Music and Worship Ministry||2|
|40640||Resources for Worship||1|
|40670||Song Writing for Worship Leaders||2|
|40680||Worship Band Lab: Guitar1||1/2|
|40681||Worship Band Lab: Keyboard1||1/2|
|40682||Worship Band Lab: Bass Guitar1||1/2|
|40683||Worship Band Lab: Drum Set1||1/2|
|40693||Worship Leadership Field Education: Leadership||1|
|40694||Worship Leadership Field Education: Current Trends||1|
|51660||Instrumental Transcription and Arranging||2|
|Ensembles (4 semesters)2||0|
|Major Applied Area (3 semesters with recital)||6|
|Scripture and Interpretation (15 hours)|
|20200||Introduction to the Old Testament I||3|
|20220||Introduction to the Old Testament II||3|
|22200||Introduction to the New Testament I||3|
|22220||Introduction to the New Testament II||3|
|Theology and Tradition (9 hours)|
|27060||Systematic Theology I||3|
|27070||Systematic Theology II||3|
|27080||Systematic Theology III||3|
|Missions, Evangelism and Ministry (6 hours)|
|35040||Introduction to Family Ministry||3|
|Church Music and Worship Core||33|
|Scripture, Theology, and Ministry||30|
|Total Hours: Master of Church Music (65)|
1Students who demonstrate proficiency may substitute a level II Worship Band Lab course (40684-40687).
2Students will take Southern Chorale (50740) two of the four required semesters.