Music & Youth Ministries

Course Description

Warner Pacific’s major in Music and Youth Ministries is designed to prepare individuals for ministry careers in music/worship leadership, youth leadership or, as is the case in many small congregations, both. The student receives basic instruction, resource tools and hands-on experience in these vital areas of church ministry.

Departmental Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to perform classical (Western art music), jazz, and popular (including contemporary Christian music) repertoire with authority and confidence as soloists, in small ensembles, and large ensembles.
  • Graduates will be able to explain the formal, melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, and textural structure of music, to facilitate musicianship in composing, conducting, performing, and intelligent listening.
  • Graduates will be able to notate melodies and rhythms accurately from hearing them and describe their patterns and motives.
  • Graduates will be able to sing melodies and rhythms accurately at sight.
  • Graduates will be able to sight-read music, harmonize melodies, and improvise at the keyboard.
  • Graduates will be able to arrange and/or re-orchestrate music idiomatically and suitably for vocal and instrumental ensembles as needed.
  • Graduates will be able to place any composition or composer in correct historical and stylistic context.
  • Graduates will be able to apply principles of music history to make their performances authentic and germane to the historical period of the work in question.
  • Graduates will be able to conduct vocal and instrumental ensembles in rehearsals and performances.
  • Graduates will be able to evaluate music and music performances.
  • Graduates will be able to teach music to students of varying ages in different settings, depending on their particular call as music educator, music minister, or private music teacher.
  • Graduates will be able to write music in various styles and modeling various historical musical periods.
  • Music Education graduates will also be able to play and instruct on at least an elementary level in all orchestral instruments and voice.
  • Music/Business graduates will be able also to start and manage businesses involving music, such as music instrument and sheet music stores, arts management services, or Internet services.

Courses

Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Music and Youth Ministry Major

65 credits: 24 credits in residence, 34 credits upper division. Required:

MUS 121A Theory I 3
MUS 121B Aural Skills I 1
MUS 122A Theory II 3
MUS 122B Aural Skills II 1
MUS 221B Functional Keyboard Skills I 1
MUS 240 Intro to Worship Arts Leadership 2
MUS 241 Intro to Music Literature 2
MUS 330 Conducting Skills 2
MUS 383 Resources for the Worship Arts 3
MUS 101/201/301 Applied Music 1
MUS 102/202/302 Applied Music 1
MUS 201/203/301/303/401 Applied Music 1
MUS 202/204/302/304/402 Applied Music 1
MUS 114A  or MUS 115A Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 114B or MUS 115B Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314A or MUS 315A Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314B or MUS 315B Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 495 Internship in Worship Arts Leadership 1
BI 331 Hermeneutics 3
CED 360 Organization and Administration of Youth Ministry 3
CED 435 Youth Ministry Methods: Retreats and Outings 3
CM 201 Ministry I: Intro to Christian Ministries 3
CM 202 Ministry II: Communication Skills for Ministry 3
CM 470 Sr. Integrative Experience in Christian Ministries 1
HD 312 Mid-Child to Adolescent Development 3
PM/REL/MUS 441 History, Theology, and Philosophy of Worship 2
PM/REL/MUS 442 Planning and Leading Worship 2
REL/TH 351 Christian Thought in American Culture 3
Select two of the following:
BI 311 The Literature of the Old Testament 3
BI 312 The Literature of the Old Testament 3
BI 321 The Literature of the New Testament 3
BI 322 The Literature of the New Testament 3
Select a minimum of six
credits from the following:
MUS 100G Class Guitar 2
MUS 100P Class Piano 2
MUS 221A Theory III 3
MUS 222A Theory IV 3
MUS 222B Functional Keyboard Skills II 1
MUS 283 Vocal Techniques 2
MUS 284 Brass Techniques 1
MUS 331 Choral Conducting 2
MUS 332 Instrumental Conducting 2