Courses

 

Courses

M-MU 101 Music Theory I (3) A thorough study of music fundamentals including pitch notation, clefs, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads and their inversions, rhythmic notation, and beginning four-part vocal writing.  The study of intervallic and melodic dictation and sight-singing (solfeggio) are also included. Time is spent encouraging students to develop a Biblical standard of music for their personal lives.

 

M-MU 102 Music Theory II (3) A review of primary triads and their inversions, the study of secondary triads, their inversions, melodic harmonization, non-chord tones, diatonic seventh chords, and writing for the piano. Common-practice period writing is analyzed. Aural skills (sight-singing, dictation) and keyboard proficiency skills will also be continued. Prerequisite: M-MU 101 Music Theory I

M-MU 303 Elementary Conducting (3) An introduction to basic conducting techniques (patterns, fermatas, releases, cues) for choral and instrumental groups. Application of conducting skills to achieve a desired style, mood, tempo. dynamics, and interpretation is also covered. Score preparation is discussed. Offered alternate years.

 

M-MU 304 Advanced Conducting (3) A continuation of Elementary Conducting (M-MU 303), designed to sharpen the skills already acquired and to develop an ability to communicate the more subtle nuances of music through stylistic conducting. Rehearsal and platform procedures and advanced score preparation are discussed. Exposure to instrument conducting will be given. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: M-MU 303 Elementary Conducting

 

M-MU 305 Church Music Administration (3) Instruction to help music leaders and pastors in organizing and administering the total church music program. The formulation of a Scriptural philosophy of sacred music is emphasized. Offered alternate years.

 

 M-MU 308 Choral Methods (3) A study of choral methods and materials for all choirs (children through adult). Choral programming is also discussed.

 

 M-MU 411 Hymnology (3) A historical study of the origins, development, and purposes of hymns of the Christian faith. Popular current hymnals are examined and analyzed. Offered alternate years.

 

Ensemble (M-MU)

Ensemble participation is required for those with a music major or minor. All ensembles are taken for credit at no additional charge. All participants must commit to the high standards of the group, including the year-long commitment.

 M-MU 121, 122 Chorale (1 per semester)

M-MU 125, 126 Handbell Ensemble (1 per semester)

M-MU 127, 128 Concert Band/Orchestra (1 per semester)

 

Applied Lessons (M-MA)

Music lessons are given to those who are in the Music Ministries program or who have a minor in Music Ministries. Others who desire private lessons should confer with the music faculty before registering for lessons. All applied lessons students are required to practice 5-8 hours per week for each 25-30 minute lesson.

M-MA 060, 061 Piano Class (1)

M-MA 151 Voice Class (1)

M-MA 161, 162 Piano (1)

M-MA 171, 172 Organ (1)

M-MA 181, 182 Voice (1

M-MA 191, 192 Instrument (1)

 

Events

Youth Conference

April 17–19

Pastor David Tebbenkamp will challenge teens to live Unashamed.

Walton Lecture Series

April 23-25

Dr. Roy Beacham from Central Baptist Theological Seminary will present this year's Walton Lecture Series on the topic of "Those Pesky Prophets: Toward a Clearer Understanding of Old Testament Prophecy."

Commencement Services

May 8, 9

Join graduates, family, and friends for our special Commencement events.