Sacred Music Program

If you sense the Lord leading you to use your musical talents in a church ministry, consider this program. It helps you develop a Biblical music philosophy and prepares you to lead congregational singing, choirs, and vocal and instrumental ensembles. You will be a great asset to any church whether you serve as a full-time or a volunteer worker. Students may choose to add a music minor to a Local Church Ministries or Assistant Pastor program.

Core Courses in the Sacred Music Program

• Music Theory I, II, III, IV
• Music History I, II
• Elementary Conducting
• Advanced Conducting
• Church Music Administration
• Choral Methods
• Instrumental Ensemble Methods

• Hymnology
• Sacred Choral Literature
• Choral Writing and Arranging
• Music Internship
• Applied Lessons
• Ensemble



Areas of Proficiency
All music majors are required to have both a primary and secondary applied music proficiency. The primary proficiency will be voice, piano, organ, or an orchestral instrument. The secondary proficiency will be determined by the student's primary proficiency as follows:

Primary

Secondary

Voice   

Piano

Piano/Organ

Voice

Orchestral Instrument

Voice/Piano


Music Application
If you desire to enter one of the music programs, you will need to submit an additional music application form, have an audition before one of the Music Department faculty, and take the Music Theory Diagnostic Test before final acceptance into the program. Contact the Admissions Office or the Music Department for details.

Events

Faith Pulpit Day

March 30

This year's Faith Pulpit Day will focus on exposition in theology, preaching, and counseling.

Faith Missions Conference

March 30-April 3

Finish My Work is the theme of this year's Missions Conference.

Spring Instrumental Concert

April 10

Join us for a concert of sacred and classical music presented by the Faith Community Orchestra and Handbells.

Student Leadership Summit

April 16-18

Evangelist Will Galkin and Dr. Paul Hartog will help teens confront their culture rather than conform to it.

Chorale Concert at IRBC

April 18

The Chorale will present a special concert at the Iowa Regular Baptist Camp for people in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

Commencement Weekend

May 7, 8

Find a full schedule of the 2015 commencement weekend events.