Worship Arts Leadership Major

Course Description

The Worship Arts Leadership degree offers both technical and hands-on training to those students who wish to pursue active music and worship leadership in the local church.

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: Worship Arts Leadership Major

65 credits: 24 credits in residence, 25 credits upper division (MUS 300+). Required:

MUS 121A Theory I 3
MUS 121B Aural Skills I 1
MUS 122A Theory II 3
MUS 122B Aural Skills II 1
MUS 221A Theory III 3
MUS 221B Functional Keyboard Skills II 1
MUS 214 Intro to Music Literature 2
MUS 330 Conducting Skills 2
MUS 341 Music History I 3
MUS 342 Music History II 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 301/303/401/403 Applied Music 1
MUS 302/304/402/404 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 114C or MUS 115C Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 114D or MUS 115D 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 314C or MUS 315C Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 314D or MUS 315D Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble 1-2
MUS 399 Recital 1
MUS 240 Introduction to Worship Arts Leadership 2
MUS 283 Vocal Techniques 2
MUS 383 Resources for the Worship Arts 3
MUS 395 Chapel Internship 1
MUS 441 History, Theology and Philosophy of Worship 2
MUS 442 Planning and Leading Worship 2
MUS 495 Internship in Worship Arts Leadership 1
CM 200 Ministry by the People 3
or CM 201 Ministry I: Introduction to Christian Ministry 3
Choose one of the following:
DR 315 Chancel Drama 3
DR 240 Oral Interpretation 3
Choose one of two tracks:
Vocal Track: (5 credits)
MUS 331 Choral Conducting 2
MUS 384 Vocal and Choral Diction 3
Instrumental Track:
(5 credits)
MUS 421 Scoring and Arranging 3
and two credits from the following:
MUS 281 Woodwind Techniques 1
MUS 282 Percussion Techniques 1
MUS 284 Brass Techniques 1
MUS 285 String Techniques 1
MUS 301 Composition 1
MUS 302 Composition 1