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.
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|
|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|