Program

 

Program

You can choose a Music minor in the Assistant Pastor or Local Church Ministries programs. In the Assistant Pastor major/Music minor, you will be prepared to serve as an assistant pastor with music responsibilities. You can also pursue a minor in Youth and Music. In the Local Church Ministries major/Music minor, you will be equipped to serve in a variety of local church teaching and musical ministries. 

Ministry Opportunities

 

Ministry Opportunities


Many churches are in need of trained musical personnel. With a Music minor you will be able to fill an important role in the church's music and worship program. You will be equipped to plan a comprehensive church music program that includes congregational singing and choirs, and special music. Whether as a staff member or as a volunteer worker, you will have many opportunities for effective musical ministry.

Overview

 

Music Minor
Churches are looking for good musicians today. If you are in the Assistant Pastor or Local Church Ministries program, you can choose a Music minor. With this minor you can fill an important role in the church's music program. You will be equipped to lead congregational singing as well as children's and youth choirs.

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)

 

Faculty

Dr. Van Hooser has devoted his life to vocal and choral music. He combines a strong academic background with extensive ministry experience to enable him to lead
Faith's Music Ministries Department with excellence. Dr. Van Hooser directs the Faith Chorale, leads the annual Chorale tour, and periodically plans an extended European tour. As department chair, he also oversees the Music Education programs. Dr. Van Hooser and his family are active members of Grandview Park Baptist Church in Des Moines.

Education
• B.S.M., Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania
• B.S., Bob Jones University
• M.A., Bob Jones University
• Post-graduate work in choral conducting and methods, Westminster Choir College
• Eastman School of Music
• D.M.A., University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music

Teaching and Ministry Experience
• Graduate assistant, Bob Jones University
• Choral Director/Performer, The Proclaimers, Inc.,
• Instructor, Appalachian Bible College, Bradley, West Virginia,
• Part-time Minister of Music, Bible Center Church
• Part-time Minister of Music, Daniels Bible Church, Daniels, West Virginia
• Associate Professor, Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania
• Part-time Minister of Music, Heritage Baptist Church, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
• Part-time Minister of Music, Forestville Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Advanced Conducting
Choral Methods
Chorale
Elementary Conducting
Hymnology
Music and Worship
Sacred Choral Literature
Voice

Contact
Contact Dr. Van Hooser to learn more about the Music Ministries Department at Faith.

R. Irving Van Hooser,
D.M.A.
Chair of the Department
of Music Ministries

964.0601 ext. 248

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Dr. Dougherty came to Faith in 2003 with a strong academic and ministry background in music. He focuses on the instrumental program at Faith, leading the chapel orchestra and the Faith Community Orchestra. He also directs the Music Education program. In addition to his work at Faith, Dr. Dougherty is the director of Artisans in Brass, a brass ensemble that ministers in churches and public events. Dr. Dougherty and his family are active members of Ankeny Baptist Church in Ankeny.

Education
• B.A., Piedmont Bible College
• North Carolina School of the Arts
• M.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
• D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
• Post-graduate work in Music Education and Conducting, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Teaching and Ministry Experience
• Instructor, Piedmont Bible College
• Director of Christian Service, Piedmont Bible College
• Professor of Music, Piedmont Bible College
• Interim and full-time Minister of Music, Triad Baptist Church, Kernersville, North Carolina
 • Adjunct Faculty, Piedmont Bible College
• Part-time Minister of Music, Twin City Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
• Graduate Assistant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
• Founder and director, Artisans in Brass
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Brass methods
Chapel Orchestra
Concert Band/Orchestra
Instrumental Ensemble Methods
Instrumental Lessons
Music Appreciation
Music in the Elementary Classroom
Teaching Elementary Music
Teaching Secondary Music

Contact
Contact Dr. Dougherty about the Music Education program at Faith.

 

George Dougherty IV, D.M.A.
Music

964.0601 ext. 364

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Mr. LaFleur is Faith's premier pianist and piano instructor. His style, abilities, and spiritual character enable him not just to play the piano well but to minister to people through it.  In addition to his piano instruction, he leads the Faith handbell ensemble that performs at campus events and in churches. Mr. LaFleur captures the essence of a true Christian musician. Mr. LaFleur and his family live in Bondurant and are active members of Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes.

Education
• B.S., Faith Baptist Bible College
• M.S.M. in Sacred Music, Pensacola Christian College
• Graduate work, Drake University
• National Certified Teacher of Music from Music Teachers National Association

Experience
• Assistant Bookstore Manager, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Director of Extension, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Director of Alumni/Extension, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Choral Writing & Arranging
Handbells
Music Appreciation
Music Theory I, II, III, IV
Piano

Contact
Contact Mr. LaFleur for information about Faith's handbell ensemble and piano instruction.

Timothy D. LaFleur, M.S.M.
Music

964.0601 ext. 228

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Faith is privileged to have a piano teacher of the caliber of Mrs. Becky Collogan. She came to Faith with an extensive background as an accomplished pianist and an expert piano teacher. Becky and her husband, Jim, live in Ankeny and are active members of Ankeny Baptist Church where she is the lead pianist.

Education
B.S., University of Northern Iowa

Teaching Experience
• Dunkerton Public Schools, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1973-1974;
• Grandview Park Baptist School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1974-1984
• Bob Jones Elementary School, 1984-1987
• Grandview Park Baptist School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1987-1993
• Centennial Christian School, Seoul, South Korea, 1994-1995
• Mission Oaks Christian School, Kansas City, Kansas, 1995-1997
• Grandview Park Baptist School, Des Moines, Iowa, 2000-2003
• Adjunct Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College, 2003-
In addition to her teaching on the high school and college levels, Mrs. Collogan also maintains an active private piano studio.
 
Contact
Contact Mrs. Collogan for information about piano instruction.

Becky Collogan, B.S.
Piano Instructor

964.0601 ext. 222

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