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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

School of Music

Vernon M. Whaley, B.A., M.C.M., M.A., D.Min., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Music
Professor of Worship and Music Studies

L. Lavon Gray, B.S., M.C.M., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Center for Music and Worship
Chair, Department of Worship Studies
Associate Professor of Worship and Music

John D. Kinchen, III, B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Associate Dean, Center for Music and the Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Worship Studies

John L. Benham, B.M., M.A., Ed.D.
Chair, Department of Music in World Cultures
Professor of Worship and Ethnomusicology

John W. Hugo, B.Mus., M.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Chair, Department of Music
Professor of Music

Stephen P. Kerr, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of University Bands
Professor of Music

Paul Rumrill, B.A., M. M., D.M.A.
Chair, Department of Music Education and Applied Music Studies
Assistant Professor of Worship and Music

RESIDENTIAL FACULTY
Professor
Babcock, Benham, Ehrman, Hugo, Kerr, Kompelien, Wellman, Whaley

Associate Professor
Beavers, S., Chiarizzio, Foley, R., Granger, Gray, Hill, Kim, Marsh, Super, Suzano

Assistant Professor
Brennan, Campbell, Greenawalt, Hahn, Jupin, Kinchen, Lee, Lewis, R., Mills, Randlett, P., Rumrill, Spencer, Suttles, Trombetta


MISSION
The mission of the Liberty University School of Music is to train and equip musicians as Champions for Christ.  While the School of Music has only one mission, two distinctly unique and focused purposes emerge: 1) The Center for Music and the Performing Arts – trains and equips musicians to serve as highly skilled performers and music educators in a variety of commercial and academic markets, secular and sacred; and, 2) The Center for Music and Worship – trains and equips highly skilled musicians to serve as worship practitioners and Christian Music industry specialists in the evangelical community.


Center for Music and the Performing Arts

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Center for Music and the Performing Arts is to serve the School of Music by providing opportunities for musical performance, academic study and training of students in Music, Music Education, Applied Music Studies, and Music in World Cultures.

The Center for Music and the Performing Arts achieves its purpose for music and music education by providing comprehensive training in music for those preparing for music careers (leading to a B.M. degree in choral or instrumental music with and without teacher licensure) as well as for those who wish to receive musical training on an elective basis.

Central to the Center’s purpose is the development of aesthetically sensitive musicians, music educators, music missionaries, and skilled music performers who, with their skills, knowledge, and professional attitudes, may glorify God in the world through the practice of their craft and the testimony of their lives.

The Department of Music serves the Center for Music and the Performing Arts by providing training and sequenced skill-based education in all levels of music theory, harmonic practices, aural skills, form and analysis, musicianship, conducting, composition, music history and discipline specific music pedagogy courses.  Performance groups affiliated with the Department of Music include the University Chorale, The Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensembles, and Liberty University Symphony Orchestra. In addition, the department supervises undergraduate and graduate degrees in world music. This study incorporates Music and World Culture into the total music discipline and provides Liberty University music students opportunity to engage the music of various cultures through: field experiences; ethnic ensembles; studies in ethnomusicology; and, the discovery of regional music practices around the globe.

The Department of Music Education and Applied Music Studies serves the Center for Music and the Performing Arts by providing training for students preparing for career opportunities in elementary and secondary school settings.  The department provides opportunity for students learn how to apply learned principles of “Praxis methodology” to all areas of music education. The department also supervises the practice teaching program in area elementary and secondary schools. In addition, the department provides highly specialized training in voice, guitar, piano, and a variety of musical instruments. Key to the mission of this department is the supervision of the performance and applied music studies in the Bachelor of Music (Performance) and Bachelor of Science in Music and Worship degrees.

The Department of University Bands represents the Center for Music and the Performing Arts through: The Liberty University Marching Band; The Spirit Band; The Liberty University Wind Ensemble; and, The Jazz Band.  All four performing groups represent the university in various public relation capacities, including regular performances by the University Marching Band at Liberty University football games and The Spirit Band at Liberty University Basketball games.


Music Major (B.M.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate technical fluency, expressiveness, and professionalism in musical performance.
  2. Demonstrate broad-based knowledge of musical style, music literature, and music theory.
  3. Critically evaluate music and music research materials.
  4. Demonstrate an integration of Christian faith and the discipline of music.
  5. Communicate effectively about music in oral and written formats.
  • Students who select the Performance Elective will be able to demonstrate advanced performance skills in appropriate performance media.

Choral Concentration

  • The student will be able to demonstrate functional skills in choral arranging, application of vocal diction principles to performance, and functional performance skills in voice or piano.

Instrumental Concentration

  • The student will be able to demonstrate functional skills in orchestration, basic performance skills with orchestral instruments, and functional performance skills in a specific orchestral instrument or in piano.

Career Opportunities

Commercial Music Sales Private Studio Instructor
Minister of Music Professional Musician
Music Educator  
Elementary School  
General Music Instructor Instrumental Instructor
Middle School  
Band Director General Music Instructor
Choral Director Orchestra Director
High School  
Band Director Orchestra Director
Choral Director  


PROGRAMS OF STUDY
There are 18 varieties of B.M. degree from which to choose.  There are programs that support the student with a general interest in music, programs that lead to Virginia music teacher licensure, and programs that prepare the student for graduate studies in music performance. All of these programs require the student to select a performance area (keyboard, non-keyboard instruments, or voice).  Students also must select either a choral or instrumental concentration, depending on whether the student seeks a career in vocal or instrumental music. The Music Student Handbook is available online to assist the student in understanding every aspect of the music program. To access go to http://www.liberty.edu/ media/1115/forms_and_handbooks/2012-2014%20MUHU%20 Official%20Handbook.pdf

Students are encouraged to audition for faculty members during the College for a Weekend (CFAW) activities or by appointment throughout the school year; a music audition is not required for admission to the university, but it offers an opportunity for discussion and evaluation of a student’s potential for success in the pursuit of a B.M. degree, and for scholarship consideration.

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree must complete a piano proficiency exam before graduation and register attendance at a total of 56 approved concerts and/or recitals before the presentation of the senior recital. See the Department of Music Music Student Handbook for more information.

VIRGINIA MUSIC TEACHER LICENSURE
Teacher preparation and endorsement in choral or instrumental music is available through the Department of Music and Humanities in cooperation with the School of Education. Those wishing to pursue teacher-related programs should seek information from the Teacher Licensure Office in the School of Education. All teacher licensure programs have been approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Licensure information is also available at www.liberty.edu/uguide.

A student not seeking teacher licensure may elect other courses to fulfill degree requirements.

TEACHER LICENSURE ENDORSEMENT AREAS
The following options are available in the Bachelor of Music for Teacher Licensure Endorsement (PreK-12):

  • Choral Concentration, Vocal Emphasis
  • Choral Concentration, Keyboard Emphasis
  • Choral Concentration, Guitar Emphasis
  • Instrumental Concentration, Instrumental Emphasis
  • Instrumental Concentration, Keyboard Emphasis
  • Instrumental Concentration, Guitar Emphasis

Programs of Study

Music Major (B.M.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Music Core Courses (27–28 hrs) 1
MUSC 105 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 106 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 107 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 108 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 205 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 206 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 207 Aural Skills III 1
MUSC 208 Aural Skills IV 1
MUSC 311 Music History Before 1750 3
MUSC 312 Music History Since 1750 3
MUSC 316 Choral Conducting 2
MUSC 317 Instrumental Conducting 2
MUSC 398 Junior Recital 2 1
MUSC 498 Senior Recital 1
Additional Requirements for Major
- Piano Proficiency Exam
- Attendance at 56 approved concerts and recitals

Performance Elective students Music Core is 28 hrs

Performance Elective students only

Music Major (B.M.) Choral Concentration: Guitar Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Choral Concentration with Guitar Emphasis take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (9 hrs)
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 318 Choral Arranging 2
MUSC 393 Vocal Diction 3
Private Instruction (10 hrs)
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior) 2*
MUSC 451 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion and Guitar (Senior)  1 1
MUSC 477 Guitar Pedagogy 3
Ensemble (7 hrs) Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 180 University Chorale I 2*
OR
MUSC 181 Concert Choir I
OR
MUSC 182 Chamber Singers I
MUSC 179 Guitar Ensemble I 2*
MUSC 479 Guitar Ensemble II 2 3
Free Electives (8-12 hrs) [8 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 124 hours minimum required; 33 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

One hour first semester

This class is taken one hour each of three semesters.

Music Major (B.M.) Choral Concentration: Guitar Emphasis/Performance
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Choral Concentration: Guitar Emphasis /Performance take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (9 hrs)
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 318 Choral Arranging 2
MUSC 393 Vocal Diction 3
Private Instruction (16 hrs)
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman)  1 3
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore)  2 4
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior)  3 3
MUSC 451 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion and Guitar (Senior)  4 3
MUSC 477 Guitar Pedagogy 3
Ensemble (7 hrs) Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 180 University Chorale I 2*
OR
MUSC 181 Concert Choir I
OR
MUSC 182 Chamber Singers I
MUSC 179 Guitar Ensemble I 2*
MUSC 479 Guitar Ensemble II 5 3
Free Electives (1-5 hrs) [1 hour must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 124 hours minimum required; 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

One hr first semester; two hrs second semester

Two hrs each of two semesters

Two hrs first semester; one hr second semester

Two hrs first semester; one hr second semester

This class is taken one hour each of three semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Teacher Licensure Requirements - Choral Concentration: Guitar Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Choral Concentration: Guitar Emphasis with Teacher Licensure take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (9 hrs)
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 318 Choral Arranging 2
MUSC 393 Vocal Diction 3
Private Instruction (10 hrs)
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior) 2*
MUSC 451 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion and Guitar (Senior)  1 1
MUSC 477 Guitar Pedagogy 3
Ensemble (7 hrs) Full time students must register for a major ensemble except in the Professional Semester
MUSC 180 University Chorale I 2*
OR
MUSC 181 Concert Choir I
OR
MUSC 182 Chamber Singers I
MUSC 179 Guitar Ensemble I 2*
MUSC 479 Guitar Ensemble II 2 3
Directed Course (Required) (0-3 hrs)**
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
Teacher Licensure Requirements (30 hrs)
EDUC 125 Introduction to Education 1
EDUC 221 Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning (Secondary) 2
EDUC 235 Instructional Design: Secondary 1
EDUC 236 Instructional Design Practicum: Secondary 2
EDUC 240 Introduction to Applied Educational Technology Practicum 2
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 2
MUSC 380 Instrumental Overview 2
MUSC 437 Elementary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 438 Elementary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
MUSC 490 Secondary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 491 Secondary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
Professional Semester
EDUC 475 Seminar in Classroom Management 2
EDUC 476 Student Teaching I 5
MUSC 477 Guitar Pedagogy 5
TOTAL HOURS: 142 hours minimum required; 47 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters
** Approved General Education courses may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements

1 hr first semester

This class is taken one hour each of three semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Choral Concentration: Keyboard Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Choral Concentration with Keyboard Emphasis take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (9 hrs)
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 318 Choral Arranging 2
MUSC 393 Vocal Diction 3
Private Instruction (7 hrs)
MUSC 141 Keyboard Instruments (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 241 Keyboard Instruments (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 341 Keyboard Instruments (Junior) 2*
MUSC 441 Keyboard Instruments (Senior) 1 1
Ensemble (7 hrs) Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 180 University Chorale I  2 4
OR
MUSC 181 Concert Choir I
OR
MUSC 182 Chamber Singers I
MUSC 480 University Chorale II  3 3
OR
MUSC 481 Concert Choir II
OR
MUSC 482 Chamber Singers II
Free Electives (10-14 hrs) [10 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 123 hours minimum required; 32 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

1 hr, first semester

Four semesters

Three semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Choral Concentration: Keyboard Emphasis/Performance
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Choral Concentration with Keyboard Emphasis/Performance take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (9 hrs)
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 318 Choral Arranging 2
MUSC 393 Vocal Diction 3
Private Instruction (7 hrs)
MUSC 141 Keyboard Instruments (Freshman) 1 3
MUSC 241 Keyboard Instruments (Sophomore) 2 4
MUSC 341 Keyboard Instruments (Junior)  3 3
MUSC 441 Keyboard Instruments (Senior) 4 3
Ensemble (7 hrs)
Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 180 University Chorale I  5 4
OR
MUSC 181 Concert Choir I
OR
MUSC 182 Chamber Singers I
MUSC 480 University Chorale II  6 3
OR
MUSC 481 Concert Choir II
OR
MUSC 482 Chamber Singers II
Free Electives (4-7 hrs) [4 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 123 hours minimum required; 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

1 hr first semester; 2 hrs second semester

2 hrs each of two semesters

2 hrs first semester; 1 hr second semester

2 hrs first semester; 1 hr second semester

Four semesters

Three semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Teacher Licensure Requirements - Choral Concentration: Keyboard Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education Requirements, Core Courses, and Graduation Requirements, students pursuing the Choral Concentration with Keyboard Emphasis Teacher Licensure take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (9 hrs)
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 318 Choral Arranging 2
MUSC 393 Vocal Diction 3
Private Instruction (7 hrs)
MUSC 141 Keyboard Instruments (Freshman) 1 3
MUSC 241 Keyboard Instruments (Sophomore) 2 4
MUSC 341 Keyboard Instruments (Junior)  3 3
MUSC 441 Keyboard Instruments (Senior) 4 3
Ensemble (7 hrs) Full time students must register for a major ensemble except in the Professional Semester
MUSC 180 University Chorale I  5 4
OR
MUSC 181 Concert Choir I
OR
MUSC 182 Chamber Singers I
MUSC 480 University Chorale II  6 3
OR
MUSC 481 Concert Choir II
OR
MUSC 482 Chamber Singers II
Directed Course (Required) (0-3 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 7 3
Teacher Licensure Requirements (30 hrs)
EDUC 125 Introduction to Education 1
EDUC 221 Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning (Secondary) 2
EDUC 235 Instructional Design: Secondary 1
EDUC 236 Instructional Design Practicum: Secondary 2
EDUC 240 Introduction to Applied Educational Technology Practicum 2
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 2
MUSC 380 Instrumental Overview 2
MUSC 437 Elementary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 438 Elementary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
MUSC 490 Secondary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 491 Secondary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
Professional Semester
EDUC 475 Seminar in Classroom Management 2
EDUC 476 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 477 Student Teaching II 5
TOTAL HOURS: 139 hours minimum required; 44 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

1 hr first semester; 2 hrs second semester

2 hrs each of two semesters

2 hrs first semester; 1 hr second semester

1 hr first semester

Four semesters

Three semesters

Approved General Education courses may be counted in Core Competency Requirements

Music Major (B.M.) Choral Concentration: Vocal Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education Requirements, Core Courses, and Graduation Requirements, students pursuing the Choral Concentration with Vocal Emphasis take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (9 hrs)
MUSC 141 Keyboard Instruments (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 241 Keyboard Instruments (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 318 Choral Arranging 2
MUSC 393 Vocal Diction 3
Private Instruction (7 hrs)
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 321 Voice (Junior) 2*
MUSC 421 Voice (Senior) 1 1
Ensemble (7 hrs)
MUSC 180 University Chorale I  2 4
OR
MUSC 181 Concert Choir I
OR
MUSC 182 Chamber Singers I
MUSC 480 University Chorale II  3 3
OR
MUSC 481 Concert Choir II
OR
MUSC 482 Chamber Singers II
Free Electives (10-14 hrs) [10 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 123 hours minimum required; 32 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

1 hr, first semester

Four semesters

Three semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Choral Concentration: Vocal Emphasis/Performance
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Choral Concentration with Vocal Emphasis/Performance take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (9 hrs)
MUSC 141 Keyboard Instruments (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 241 Keyboard Instruments (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 318 Choral Arranging 2
MUSC 393 Vocal Diction 3
Private Instruction (13 hrs)
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman)  1 3
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 2 4
MUSC 321 Voice (Junior) 3 3
MUSC 421 Voice (Senior) 4 3
Ensemble (7 hrs)
Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 180 University Chorale I  5 4
OR
MUSC 181 Concert Choir I
OR
MUSC 182 Chamber Singers I
MUSC 480 University Chorale II  6 3
OR
MUSC 481 Concert Choir II
OR
MUSC 482 Chamber Singers II
Free Electives (4-7 hrs) [4 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 123 hours minimum required; 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

1 hr first semester, 2 hrs second semester

2 hrs each of two semesters

2 hrs first semester, 1 hr second semester

2 hrs first semester, 1 hr second semester

Four semesters

Three semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Teacher Licensure Requirements - Choral Concentration: Vocal Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and, Core Courses, students pursuing the Choral Concentration with Vocal Emphasis/Teacher Licensure take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (9 hrs)
MUSC 141 Keyboard Instruments (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 241 Keyboard Instruments (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 318 Choral Arranging 2
MUSC 393 Vocal Diction 3
Private Instruction (7 hrs)
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 321 Voice (Junior) 2*
MUSC 421 Voice (Senior) 1 1
Ensemble (7 hrs) ) Full time students must register for a major ensemble except in the Professional Semester
MUSC 180 University Chorale I  2 4
OR
MUSC 181 Concert Choir I
OR
MUSC 182 Chamber Singers I
MUSC 480 University Chorale II  3 3
OR
MUSC 481 Concert Choir II
OR
MUSC 482 Chamber Singers II
Directed Courses (Required) (0-3 hrs) 4
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
Teacher Licensure Requirements (30 hrs)
EDUC 125 Introduction to Education 1
EDUC 221 Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning (Secondary) 2
EDUC 235 Instructional Design: Secondary 1
EDUC 236 Instructional Design Practicum: Secondary 2
EDUC 240 Introduction to Applied Educational Technology Practicum 2
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 2
MUSC 380 Instrumental Overview 2
MUSC 437 Elementary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 438 Elementary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
MUSC 490 Secondary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 491 Secondary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
Professional Semester
EDUC 475 Seminar in Classroom Management 2
EDUC 476 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 477 Student Teaching II 5
TOTAL HOURS: 139 hours minimum required; 44 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

1 hr, first semester

Four semesters

Three semesters

Approved General Education courses may be counted in Core Competency Requirements

Music Major (B.M.) Instrumental Concentration: Guitar Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Instrumental Concentration with Guitar Emphasis take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (10 hrs)
MUSC 309 Orchestration 2
MUSC 355 Brass Techniques 2
MUSC 357 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSC 363 Percussion Techniques 2
MUSC 374 StringTechniques 2
Private Instruction (10 hrs)
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior) 2*
MUSC 451 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion and Guitar (Senior)  1 1
MUSC 477 Guitar Pedagogy 3
Ensemble (7 hrs)
Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 183 Jazz Ensemble I 2 2
OR
MUSC 184 Marching Band I
OR
MUSC 185 Symphony Orchestra I
OR
MUSC 194 Wind Ensemble I
MUSC 179 Guitar Ensemble I 2
MUSC 479 Guitar Ensemble II 3
Free Electives (8-12 hrs) [4 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 125 hours minimum required; 34 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

1 hr, first semester

Two semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Instrumental Concentration: Guitar Emphasis/Performance
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Instrumental Concentration with Guitar Emphasis/Performance take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (10 hrs)
MUSC 309 Orchestration 2
MUSC 355 Brass Techniques 2
MUSC 357 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSC 363 Percussion Techniques 2
MUSC 374 StringTechniques 2
Private Instruction (16 hrs)
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman)  1 3
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore)  2 4
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior)  3 3
MUSC 451 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion and Guitar (Senior)  4 3
MUSC 477 Guitar Pedagogy 3
Ensemble (7 hrs)
Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 183 Jazz Ensemble I 5 2
OR
MUSC 184 Marching Band I
OR
MUSC 185 Symphony Orchestra I
OR
MUSC 194 Wind Ensemble I
MUSC 179 Guitar Ensemble I 2
MUSC 479 Guitar Ensemble II 3
Free Electives (1-5 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 125 hours minimum required; 34 hours must be 300-400 level.

1 hr first semester; 2 hrs second semester

2 hrs each of 2 semesters

2 hrs first semester; 1 hr second semester

2 hrs first semester; 1 hr second semester

Two semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Teacher Licensure Requirements - Instrumental Concentration: Guitar Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Instrumental Concentration with Guitar Emphasis/Teacher Licensure take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (10 hrs)
MUSC 309 Orchestration 2
MUSC 355 Brass Techniques 2
MUSC 357 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSC 363 Percussion Techniques 2
MUSC 374 StringTechniques 2
Private Instruction (10 hrs)
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior) 2*
MUSC 451 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion and Guitar (Senior)  1 1
MUSC 477 Guitar Pedagogy 3
Ensemble (7 hrs) Full time students must register for a major ensemble except in the Professional Semester
MUSC 183 Jazz Ensemble I 2 2
OR
MUSC 184 Marching Band I
OR
MUSC 185 Symphony Orchestra I
OR
MUSC 194 Wind Ensemble I
MUSC 179 Guitar Ensemble I 2
MUSC 479 Guitar Ensemble II 3
Directed Courses (Required) (0-3 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3 3
Teacher Licensure Requirements (30 hrs)
EDUC 125 Introduction to Education 1
EDUC 221 Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning (Secondary) 2
EDUC 235 Instructional Design: Secondary 1
EDUC 236 Instructional Design Practicum: Secondary 2
EDUC 240 Introduction to Applied Educational Technology Practicum 2
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 2
MUSC 390 Foundations of Vocal Technique 2
MUSC 437 Elementary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 438 Elementary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
MUSC 490 Secondary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 491 Secondary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
Professional Semester
EDUC 475 Seminar in Classroom Management 2
EDUC 476 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 477 Student Teaching II 5
TOTAL HOURS: 143 hours minimum required; 52 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

1 hr, first semester

Two semesters

Approved General Education courses may be counted in Core Competency Requirements

Music Major (B.M.) Instrumental Concentration: Keyboard Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Instrumental Concentration with Keyboard Emphasis take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (10 hrs)
MUSC 309 Orchestration 2
MUSC 355 Brass Techniques 2
MUSC 357 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSC 363 Percussion Techniques 2
MUSC 374 StringTechniques 2
Private Instruction (7 hrs)
MUSC 141 Keyboard Instruments (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 241 Keyboard Instruments (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 341 Keyboard Instruments (Junior) 2*
MUSC 441 Keyboard Instruments (Senior) 1
Ensemble (7 hrs)
Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 184 Marching Band I  1 4
OR
MUSC 185 Symphony Orchestra I
OR
MUSC 194 Wind Ensemble I
MUSC 484 Marching Band II  2 3
OR
MUSC 485 Symphony Orchestra II
OR
MUSC 494 Wind Ensemble II
Free Electives (10-14 hrs) [7 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 124 hours minimum required; 34 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

four semesters

Three semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Instrumental Concentration: Keyboard Emphasis/Performance
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Instrumental Concentration with Keyboard Emphasis/Performance take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (10 hrs)
MUSC 309 Orchestration 2
MUSC 355 Brass Techniques 2
MUSC 357 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSC 363 Percussion Techniques 2
MUSC 374 StringTechniques 2
Private Instruction (13 hrs)
MUSC 141 Keyboard Instruments (Freshman) 1 3
MUSC 241 Keyboard Instruments (Sophomore) 2 4
MUSC 341 Keyboard Instruments (Junior)  3 3
MUSC 441 Keyboard Instruments (Senior) 4 3
Ensemble (7 hrs)
Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 184 Marching Band I  5 4
OR
MUSC 185 Symphony Orchestra I
OR
MUSC 194 Wind Ensemble I
MUSC 484 Marching Band II  6 3
OR
MUSC 485 Symphony Orchestra II
OR
MUSC 494 Wind Ensemble II
Free Electives (3-7 hrs) [3 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 124 hours minimum required; 34 hours must be 300-400 level.

1 hr first semester; 2 hrs second semester

2 hrs each of two semesters

2 hrs first semester; 1 hr second semester

2 hrs first semester; 1 hr second semester

Four semesters

Three semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Teacher Licensure Requirements - Instrumental Concentration: Keyboard Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Instrumental Concentration with Keyboard Emphasis/Teacher Licensure take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (10 hrs)
MUSC 309 Orchestration 2
MUSC 355 Brass Techniques 2
MUSC 357 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSC 363 Percussion Techniques 2
MUSC 374 StringTechniques 2
Private Instruction (7 hrs)
MUSC 141 Keyboard Instruments (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 241 Keyboard Instruments (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 341 Keyboard Instruments (Junior) 2*
MUSC 441 Keyboard Instruments (Senior) 1
Ensemble (7 hrs) Full time students must register for a major ensemble except in the Professional Semester
MUSC 184 Marching Band I  1 4
OR
MUSC 185 Symphony Orchestra I
OR
MUSC 194 Wind Ensemble I
MUSC 484 Marching Band II  2 3
OR
MUSC 485 Symphony Orchestra II
OR
MUSC 494 Wind Ensemble II
Directed Courses (Required) (0-3 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3 3
Teacher Licensure Requirements (30 hrs)
EDUC 125 Introduction to Education 1
EDUC 221 Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning (Secondary) 2
EDUC 235 Instructional Design: Secondary 1
EDUC 236 Instructional Design Practicum: Secondary 2
EDUC 240 Introduction to Applied Educational Technology Practicum 2
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 2
MUSC 390 Foundations of Vocal Technique 2
MUSC 437 Elementary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 438 Elementary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
MUSC 490 Secondary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 491 Secondary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
Professional Semester
EDUC 475 Seminar in Classroom Management 2
EDUC 476 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 477 Student Teaching II 5
TOTAL HOURS: 140 hours minimum required; 49 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

Four semesters

Three semesters

Approved General Education courses may be counted in Core Competency Requirements

Music Major (B.M.) Instrumental Concentration: Non-Keyboard Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Instrumental Concentration with Non-Keyboard Emphasis take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (10 hrs)
MUSC 309 Orchestration 2
MUSC 355 Brass Techniques 2
MUSC 357 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSC 363 Percussion Techniques 2
MUSC 374 StringTechniques 2
Private Instruction (7 hrs)
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior) 2*
MUSC 451 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion and Guitar (Senior) 1
Ensemble (7 hrs)
Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 184 Marching Band I  1 4
OR
MUSC 185 Symphony Orchestra I
OR
MUSC 194 Wind Ensemble I
MUSC 484 Marching Band II  2 3
OR
MUSC 485 Symphony Orchestra II
OR
MUSC 494 Wind Ensemble II
Free Electives (10-14 hrs) [7 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 124 hours minimum required; 34 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

Four semesters

Three semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Instrumental Concentration: Non-Keyboard Emphasis/Performance
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Instrumental Concentration with Non-Keyboard Emphasis/ Performance take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (10 hrs)
MUSC 309 Orchestration 2
MUSC 355 Brass Techniques 2
MUSC 357 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSC 363 Percussion Techniques 2
MUSC 374 StringTechniques 2
Private Instruction (13 hrs)
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman)  1 3
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore)  2 4
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior)  3 3
MUSC 451 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion and Guitar (Senior)  4 3
Ensemble (7 hrs)
Full time students must register for a major ensemble
MUSC 184 Marching Band I  5 4
OR
MUSC 185 Symphony Orchestra I
OR
MUSC 194 Wind Ensemble I
MUSC 484 Marching Band II  6 3
OR
MUSC 485 Symphony Orchestra II
OR
MUSC 494 Wind Ensemble II
Free Electives (3-7 hrs) [3 hours must be upper level]
TOTAL HOURS: 124 hours minimum required; 34 hours must be 300-400 level.

1 hr first semester; 2 hrs second semester

2 hrs each of two semesters

2 hrs first semester; 1 hr second semester

2 hrs first semester; 1 hr second semester

Four semesters

Three semesters

Music Major (B.M.) Teacher Licensure Requirements - Instrumental Concentration: Non-Keyboard Emphasis
In addition to the Music Major General Education: Core Competency Requirements and Core Courses, students pursuing the Instrumental Concentration with Non-Keyboard Emphasis take the following courses:
Concentration Courses (10 hrs)
MUSC 309 Orchestration 2
MUSC 355 Brass Techniques 2
MUSC 357 Woodwind Techniques 2
MUSC 363 Percussion Techniques 2
MUSC 374 StringTechniques 2
Private Instruction (7 hrs)
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman) 2*
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore) 2*
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior) 2*
MUSC 451 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion and Guitar (Senior)  1 1
Ensemble (7 hrs) Full time students must register for a major ensemble except in the Professional Semester
MUSC 184 Marching Band I  2 4
OR
MUSC 185 Symphony Orchestra I
OR
MUSC 194 Wind Ensemble I
MUSC 484 Marching Band II  3 3
OR
MUSC 485 Symphony Orchestra II
OR
MUSC 494 Wind Ensemble II
Directed Courses (Required) (0-3 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 4 3
Teacher Licensure Requirements (30 hrs)
EDUC 125 Introduction to Education 1
EDUC 221 Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning (Secondary) 2
EDUC 235 Instructional Design: Secondary 1
EDUC 236 Instructional Design Practicum: Secondary 2
EDUC 240 Introduction to Applied Educational Technology Practicum 2
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 2
MUSC 390 Foundations of Vocal Technique 2
MUSC 437 Elementary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 438 Elementary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
MUSC 490 Secondary Music Methods and Materials 2
MUSC 491 Secondary Music Methods and Materials Practicum 1
Professional Semester
EDUC 475 Seminar in Classroom Management 2
EDUC 476 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 477 Student Teaching II 5
TOTAL HOURS: 140 hours minimum required; 49 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

1 hr, first semester

Four semesters

Three semesters

Approved General Education courses may be counted in Core Competency Requirements


Music Minors

All students pursuing the following music minors are required to register attendance at a total of 24 approved concerts and/or recitals before graduation.  HUMN 101 or MUSC 103 must be completed for General Education.

Music Minor: Brass, Woodwind or Percussion (18 hrs)
MUSC 105 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 106 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 107 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 108 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman) 2~
(2 semesters)
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore) 2~
(2 semesters)
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior) 2~
(2 semesters)
Choose two courses (4 hrs) from the following: 4
MUSC 355 Brass Techniques
MUSC 357 Woodwind Techniques
MUSC 363 Percussion Techniques
~ These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters
Music Minor: Liberal Arts (17 hrs)
MUSC 105 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 106 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 107 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 108 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 311 Music History Before 1750 3
MUSC 312 Music History Since 1750 3
MUSC 407 Solo Vocal Literature 3
OR
MUSC 319 Choral Literature
Music Minor: Performance - Voice, Keyboard, Guitar or Strings (19 hrs)
MUSC 105 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 106 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 107 Aural Skills I 1
MUSC 108 Aural Skills II 1
MUSC 121 Voice (Freshman) 2~
OR
MUSC 141 Keyboard Instruments (Freshman) ~
OR
MUSC 151 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion (Freshman) ~
(2 semesters)
MUSC 221 Voice (Sophomore) 2~
OR
MUSC 241 Keyboard Instruments (Sophomore) ~
OR
MUSC 251 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Sophomore) ~
(2 semesters)
MUSC 321 Voice (Junior) 2~
OR
MUSC 341 Keyboard Instruments (Junior) ~
OR
MUSC 351 Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion and Guitar (Junior) ~
(2 semesters)
Ensemble (Two semesters) 2
Choose one course in the performance area from the following: 3
MUSC 304 Keyboard Pedagogy
MUSC 375 String Pedagogy
MUSC 393 Vocal Diction
MUSC 477 Guitar Pedagogy
~ These courses are taken one hour each of two semesters

Center for Music and Worship

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Center for Music and Worship is to equip and train worship leaders for the evangelical community. This is accomplished through curricula development, local church ministry, publishing and recording, artist development and empirical research. The Department of Worship and Music Studies is a division of the Liberty University Center for Worship.

The purpose of the Department of Music and Worship Studies is to serve the Center as an academic, training agency solely committed to the mission of equipping worship leaders and church practitioners for ministry in evangelical traditions. The Department of Music and Worship Studies provides a platform for developing curricula, teaching and interacting with students and meeting academic requirements critical to successful communication and examination of the worship discipline.

IAACT AND CAF MEMBERSHIP
The Department holds membership with the International Association of Artists in Christian Testimony (IAACT), a missions-sending agency based in Brentwood, Tennessee. This agency endorses young artists, music ministries, worship leaders, and support personnel for local, regional, and international artistic service. Key to their mission is partnerships with worship institutions and evangelical organizations committed to training worship personnel for full time church related ministry.

In the spring of 2006, Liberty University was granted approval to host a student chapter of Christian Artist Fellowship (CAF). This is a national organization that encourages training, mentoring, advancement, career placement, and research related to individual and group artists.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Programs offered by the Department of Music and Worship Studies prepare students to meet the challenge of this next decade. They prepare students to pursue graduate studies in worship at any seminary or graduate school, including the Master of Arts in Worship Studies offered through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

There has been significant growth in the numbers of students seeking to further their training in worship studies. Undergraduate students, preparing for one or more of the multiple roles of worship leadership, have found an abundance of job opportunities in evangelical ministries and local churches.

To meet the challenges articulated above, the Department of Music and Worship Studies has designed an innovative, highly functional and practical degree. The Bachelor of Science in Worship and Music Studies is divided into six disciplines, including: Music Theory (12 hours); Worship Studies (18 hours); Practical Internships (5 hours); Applied Music (12 hours); Ensemble (6 hours); and the choice of a concentration or cognate.

Students select one area of concentration/cognate from the following: Christian Music Artist and Songwriter; Worship Leadership; Pastoral Leadership; Worship Technology; and Worship; Youth Ministries; Biblical Studies, Business Studies, Music in World Cultures (Ethnomusicology and Global Studies); Theatre Ministries; and, Women’s Ministries.


Worship and Music Studies Major (B.S.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Build a personal philosophy of worship based on theological principles.
  2. Develop worship strategies based on an evaluation of various ministry contexts.
  3. Evaluate various scenarios within the diverse evangelical community and make application to the worship leader's roles.
  4. Demonstrate professional-level musicianship in the primary applied performance concentration.

Christian Music Artist and Songwriter Concentration

The student will be able to:

  1. Manage the processes involved in navigating within the Christian Music Industry. (Artist)
  2. Demonstrate the process of writing, preparing and presenting a song for professional publication. (Songwriter)

Worship Leadership Concentration

  • The student will be able to demonstrate competency for writing, arranging, and analyzing music specific to needs associated with the evangelical culture.

Worship and Pastoral Leadership Concentration

  • The student will be able to evaluate and demonstrate the skills necessary for Pastoral Ministry.

Worship Technology Concentration

  • The student will be able to evaluate and demonstrate the skill necessary for using radio, television, video, IMAG or other computer technology in the presentation of worship.

Worship and Youth Ministry Concentration

  • The student will be able to evaluate and demonstrate the skills necessary for engaging and educating adolescents within their culture with a Biblical worldview.

Career Opportunities

Today’s local churches need both music ministers and worship leaders to take charge of a multi-faceted, changing ministry. These ministries no longer require personnel exclusively equipped as musicians. Rather, they require professionals who have broad experience in worship teaching, worship training, team management and discipleship, worship evangelism, principles of marketing technology, drama and music.

Pastors seek to meet the challenge of ministry to increasingly more diverse congregations with theological integrity practical to broad ranging needs. They look for worship leaders who capture their vision and seize the opportunity to minister worship with excellence and creativity.


Programs of Study

Worship and Music Studies Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Harmonic Practices and Musicianship (13 hrs)
WMUS 103 Harmonic Practices and Theory I 3
WMUS 104 Harmonic Practices and Theory II 2
WMUS 105 Musicianship I 1
WMUS 106 Musicianship II 1
WMUS 203 Harmonic Practices and Theory III 2
WMUS 204 Harmonic Practices and Theory IV 2
WMUS 205 Musicianship III 1
WMUS 206 Musicianship IV 1
Worship Studies (18 hrs)
WRSP 101 Introduction to Worship Studies 3
WRSP 102 Introduction to Creative Worship 3
WRSP 201 Old and New Testament Principles of Worship 3
WRSP 320 History and Philosophy of Worship 3
WRSP 321 Principles of Worship Leadership 3
WRSP 421 Congregational Ministry 3
Practical Internships (3-5 hrs)
WRSP 311 Worship Practicum I 1 1
WRSP 312 Worship Practicum II  2 1
WRSP 499 Internship 3
Ensemble (1 hr X 6 semesters) (6 hrs
WMUS 180 Worship Chorale 1
WMUS 189 TRBC Choir 1
WMUS 289 Celebration Worship Choir 1
WMUS 289 Celebration Worship Choir 1
WMUS 389 Celebration Worship Choir 1
WMUS 389 Celebration Worship Choir 1
Applied Music Studies (12 hrs)
WMUS 390 Junior Worship Program 1
WMUS 490 Senior Worship Program 1
WMUS Primary: Choose either Voice, Piano, Guitar, or Approved Instrument 3 6
WMUS Secondary: Choose either Voice, Piano, or Guitar 4 4
Concentrations: 18-20
Christian Music Artist and Songwriter (20 hrs)
Pastoral Leadership (18 hrs)
Worship Technology (18 hrs)
Worship Leadership (18 hrs)
Youth Ministry (18 hrs)
Cognates: 15
Biblical Studies (15 hrs)
Business Studies (15 hrs)
Music in World Cultures (15 hrs)
Theatre Ministries (15 hrs)
Women's Ministries (15 hrs)
NOTE: Students choosing Voice Primary will take either Piano or Guitar as the Secondary Instrument. Students selecting Piano, Guitar, or Approved Instrument as the Primary Instrument, must take Voice as the Secondary Instrument.

Students in Christian Music Artist & Song writer concentration do not have to take WRSP 311

Students in Christian Music Artist and Songwriter Concentration may take WRSP 312 as an elective for Artist track

Voice: WMUS 125, 225, 225, 325, 325, 425; Piano: WMUS 145, 245, 245, 345, 345, 445; Guitar: WMUS 155, 255, 255, 355, 355, 455. Approved Instrument: WMUS 155, 255, 255, 355, 355, 455. For Christian Music Artist & Songwriter, students who choose the Artist option can have the same Primary options; students who choose Songwriting option must take WMUS 370 five (5) times.

Voice: WMUS 120, 220, 320, 420; Piano: WMUS 140, 240, 340, 440; Guitar: WMUS 150, 250, 350, 450. For Christian Music Artist & Songwriter, students in Songwriting must also take WMUS 140 and 340 for Piano or WMUS 150 and 350 for Guitar.

CHRISTIAN MUSIC ARTIST OR SONGWRITER CONCENTRATION (20 Hrs)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Harmonic Practices and Musicianship (13 hrs)
Worship Studies (18 hrs)
Practical Internships (3-4 hrs)
WRSP 312 Worship Practicum II  1 1
WRSP 499 Internship 3
Ensemble (6 hrs)
Applied Music Studies (13-14 hrs) 2
Christian Music Artist OR Songwriter Concentration (20 hrs)
WMUS 371 Survey of Songwriting 3
WRSP 372 Christian Music Industry 3
WRSP 436 Christian Music Industry Seminar 1
WRSP 436 Christian Music Industry Seminar 1
Artist
WMUS 303 Dynamics of Worship Leading 3
WRSP 334 Artist and the Business Community 3
WMUS 335 Artist and Worship Ministry Presentation 3
WRSP 373 Artist Spiritual Formation 3
Songwriter
WMUS 310 Arranging for Contemporary Worship *
WMUS 332 Principles of Songwriting I *
WMUS 333 Principles of Songwriting II *
WMUS 330 Worship Technology I: Music Notation *
WMUS 331 Worship Technology II: Sequencing and Programming *
TOTAL HOURS: 133 hours minimum required; at least 41 hours must be 300-400 level.

May Be taken as an Elective (Artist)

Primary (Artist): Voice: WMUS 125, 225, 225, 325, 325, 425; Piano: WMUS 145, 245, 245, 345, 345, 445; Guitar: WMUS 155, 255, 255, 355, 355, 455. Approved Instrument: WMUS 155, 255, 255, 355, 355, 455. Secondary (Choose either Voice, Piano, Guitar): Voice: WMUS 120, 220, 320, 420; Piano: WMUS 140, 240, 340, 440 (Songwriting: 140, 340); Guitar: WMUS 150, 250, 350, 450 (Songwriting:150, 350).

PASTORAL LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION (18 Hours)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Harmonic Practices and Musicianship (13 hrs)
Worship Studies (18 hrs)
Practical Internships (5 hrs)
Ensemble (6 hrs)
Applied Music Studies (12 hrs)
Pastoral Leadership Concentration (18 hrs)
BIBL 324 Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development 3
CHMN 201 Introduction to Church Ministries 3
PLED 350 Pastoral Duties 3
PLED 421 Homiletics I 3
PLED 422 Homiletics II 3
OR
PLED ____ · PLED Elective 3
CHMN 450 Leadership and Management in Ministry 3
TOTAL HOURS: 131 hours minimum required; at least 37 hours must be 300-400 level.
WORSHIP LEADERSHIP CONCENTRATION (18 Hrs)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Harmonic Practices and Musicianship (13 hrs)
Worship Studies (18 hrs)
Practical Internships (5 hrs)
Ensemble (6 hrs)
Applied Music Studies (12 hrs)
Worship Leadership Concentration (18 hrs)
WMUS 302 Dynamics of Instrumental Worship 3
WMUS 303 Dynamics of Worship Leading 3
WMUS 310 Arranging for Contemporary Worship 3
WMUS 315 Basic Conducting for the Worship Leader 3
WMUS 330 Worship Technology I: Music Notation 3
WMUS 400 Music Literature for Worship 4
TOTAL HOURS: 131 hours minimum required; at least 40 hours must be 300-400 level.
WORSHIP TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION (18 Hrs)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Harmonic Practices and Musicianship (13 hrs)
Worship Studies (18 hrs)
Practical Internships (5 hrs)
Ensemble (6 hrs)
Applied Music Studies (12 hrs)
ARTS 222 Desktop Publishing 3
COMS 220 Mass Communication Writing 3
COMS 223 Audio and Video Basics 3
Select three courses from the following: (9 hrs)
COMS 333 Video Production
COMS 334 Audio Production
ARTS 340 Publication Design
ARTS 341 Graphic Design
ARTS 351 Digital Imaging
TOTAL HOURS: 131 hours minimum required; at least 31 hours must be 300-400 level.
YOUTH MINISTRY CONCENTRATION (18 Hrs)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (59-63 hrs)
Harmonic Practices and Musicianship (13 hrs)
Worship Studies (18 hrs)
Practical Internships (5 hrs)
Ensemble (6 hrs)
Applied Music Studies (12 hrs)
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 1 3
YOUT 201 Survey of Youth Ministries 3
YOUT 301 Foundations of Youth Ministry 3
YOUT 340 Current Issues in Youth Ministry 3
YOUT 447 Discipleship in Youth Ministry 3
YOUT 448 Contemporary Youth Communication 3
TOTAL HOURS: 131 hours minimum required; at least 37 hours must be 300-400 level.

BIBL 350 is a prerequisite for YOUT 447 and 448


Cognates

BIBLICAL STUDIES COGNATE (15 hrs)
The following courses may be added to the B.S. in Worship and Music Studies for a Cognate in Biblical Studies:
BIBL 324 Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development 3
BIBL 350 Inductive Bible Study 3
BIBL 364 Acts 3
BIBL 410 Genesis 3
BIBL 425 Romans 3
TOTAL HOURS: 128 hours minimum required; at least 37 hours must be 300-400 level.
BUSINESS STUDIES COGNATE (15 hrs)
The following courses may be added to the B.S. in Worship and Music Studies for a Cognate in Business Studies:
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 300 Business Communications 3
OR
BUSI 303 International Business
TOTAL HOURS: 128 hours minimum required; at least 34 hours must be 300-400 level.
MUSIC IN WORLD CULTURES COGNATE (15 hrs)
The following courses may be added to the B.S. in Worship and Music Studies for a Cognate in Music in World Cultures:
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
GLST 490 Trends and Issues in Global Studies 3
ETHM 400 Ethnic Music Theory 3
ETHM 411 Music and World Cultures 3
ETHM 440 Seminar in Ethnic Music 3
TOTAL HOURS: 128 hours minimum required; at least 34 hours must be 300-400 level.
THEATRE MINISTRIES COGNATE (15 hrs)
The following courses may be added to the B.S. in Worship and Music Studies for a Cognate in Theatre Ministries:
THEA 200 Play Production I 3
OR
THEA 220 Basic Acting I
THEA 212 Foundations of Theatre History II 3
THEA 320 Directing 3
THEA 352 Writing for Church Drama 3
THEA 410 Drama in the Church: History and Practice 3
TOTAL HOURS: 128 hours minimum required; at least 31 hours must be 300-400 level.
WOMEN’S MINISTRIES COGNATE (15 hrs)
The following courses may be added to the B.S. in Worship and Music Studies for a Cognate in Women’s Ministries:
WMIN 220 Survey of Women’s Ministries 3
WMIN 320 The Christian Woman 3
WMIN 330 The Role of Christian Women in Ministry 3
WMIN 387 Methods of Teaching the Bible and Religion for Women 3
CHMN 450 Leadership and Management in Ministry 3
TOTAL HOURS: 128 hours minimum required; at least 34 hours must be 300-400 level.


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