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MUS-141 SACRED MUSIC PRACTICUM (3)
Sacred music Practicum is designed to give students the opportunity for practical, hands-on
experience, along with instruction in planning, organizing, and administering music ministry in the
church. Each Practicum course will be set up between the student and the Dean. Includes at least
45 hours of service.


MUS-208 SACRED MUSIC HISTORY I (3)
Intermediate level of study of the history of music from earliest times through the renaissance.


MUS-241 SACRED MUSIC PRACTICUM (3)
Same as MUS-141.


MUS-301 BASIC SACRED MUSIC (3)
Proper notation, interval recognition, triad recognition, meter recognition, sight singing, rhythmic
dictation, and dictation of diatonic melodies based on scale step motion and leaps within the
primary triads.


MUS-302 SACRED MUSIC APPRECIATION (3)
A general overview of the music and composers of the major periods of music history with
attention given to the progress of church music in each period.


MUS-303 HARMONY OF SACRED MUSIC (3)
A practical study of music including elements of sound and silence, the anatomy of harmony and
melody, and an introduction to sight singing and ear training in a keyboard-related setting.


MUS-305 SACRED MUSIC THEORY (3)
Intermediate level theory covering harmony, analysis, and comprehensive musicianship ensembles.


MUS-307 SACRED MUSIC FORM AND ANALYSIS (3)
Intermediate level of study of form in music, and the recognition of structure in music.


MUS-341 SACRED MUSIC PRACTICUM (3)
Same as MUS-141.


MUS-400 SACRED MUSIC HISTORY II (3)
Advanced level of study of the history of music from the Renaissance through present day.


MUS-401 SACRED MUSIC COMPOSITION (3)
Creative writing for vocal and instrumental soloists and small

MUS-412/512 UNDERSTANDING SACRED MUSIC & WORSHIP IN THE LOCAL CHURCH (3)
This course focuses on the important relationship of these two elements in the life of the church. It
provides a historical overview of music and worship, and biblical foundations for both.


MUS-441 SACRED MUSIC PRACTICUM (3)
Same as MUS-141.


MUS-501 SACRED MUSIC HARMONY II (3)
An integrated course is including the elements of rhythmic harmony, scale building, 4-part
harmony, and aspects of conducting. This course will continue to develop skill in sight singing and
ear training in a keyboard-related setting.


MUS-502 FORM AND ANALYSIS OF SACRED MUSIC (3)
Advanced level of study of form in music, music forms, and the recognition of structure in music.


MUS-503 HYMNOLOGY (3)

A history of the music of the Bible and the origin and development of the modern hymn and Gospel
song.


MUS-504 HYMN PLAYING AND ARRANGING (3)
Proper notation, interval recognition, triad recognition, meter recognition, sight singing, rhythmic
dictation, and dictation of diatonic melodies based on scale step motion and leaps within the
primary triads.


MUS-505 SACRED MUSIC HISTORY II (3)
Intermediate level of study of the history of music from the renaissance through present day.


MUS-506 SACRED MUSIC CONDUCTING (3)
Choral and instrumental conducting techniques include conducting choral and instrumental groups
under supervision.


MUS-507 SACRED MUSIC LITERATURE (3)
A historical and appreciative survey of serious concert repertory with guided listening for the
musically trained student.


MUS-508 ADVANCED COMPOSITION I IN SACRED MUSIC (3)
Advanced creative writing for vocal and instrumental soloists and small to medium ensembles.


MUS-509 CHOIR MATERIALS AND METHODS IN SACRED MUSIC(3)
A practical study of materials and methods of arranging for choirs and vocal ensembles. Attention
Is given to range problems, voice leading, instrumental accompaniments, arranging styles, and
listening examples.


MUS-510 CONDUCTING INSTRUMENTAL SACRED MUSIC (3)
Instruction on techniques for conducting instrumental music.


MUS-511 ADVANCED BIBLICAL MUSIC RESEARCH (3)
Advanced research into the music of the Bible.


MUS-521 PRACTICUM IN SACRED INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (9)
Sacred Music Practicum is designed to give students the opportunity for practical, hands-on
experience, along with instruction in planning, organizing, and administering instrumental music
ministry in the church. Each Practicum course will be set up between the student and the Dean.
Includes at least 135 hours of service. Must be signed off by Ministry Lab supervisor and the dean
on the grade card.


MUS-531 PRACTICUM IN SACRED CHOIR MUSIC (9)
Sacred Music Practicum is designed to give students the opportunity for practical, hands-on
experience, along with instruction in planning, organizing, and administering choir music ministry
in the church. Each practicum course will be setup between the student and the Dean. Includes at
least 135 hours of service. Must be signed off by Ministry Lab supervisor and the dean on the
grade card.


MUS-601 ADVANCED CHOIR MATERIALS & METHODS IN SACRED MUSIC (3)
Advanced study of materials and methods of arranging for choirs and vocal ensembles. Attention
Is given to range problems, voice leading, instrumental accompaniments, arranging styles, and
listening examples.


MUS-602 ADVANCED COMPOSITION II IN SACRED MUSIC (3)
Advanced creative writing for vocal and instrumental soloists and small to medium ensembles.


MUS-603 ADVANCED HYMN PLAYING & ARRANGING (3)
Continuation of MUS-504. Melodies of greater length with wider leaps and some syncopation.
Harmonic dictation in recognition of diatonic progressions of triads with inversions.


MUS-604 ADVANCED SACRED MUSIC CONDUCTING (3)
Advanced level of choral and instrumental conducting techniques, including conducting choral and
instrumental groups.


MUS-605 ADVANCED SACRED MUSIC LITERATURE (3)
Advanced research into historical and appreciative survey of Biblical and Gospel music.


MUS-606 ADV INSTRUMENTAL CONDUCTING IN SACRED MUSIC (3)
Advanced level of instruction on techniques for conducting instrumental music.


MUS-608 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGIOUS MUSIC (3)
Directed research in philosophy of religious music.


MUS-609 ADVANCED BIBLICAL MUSIC RESEARCH II (3)
Directed research into an area of music to be decided upon between the student and Academic
Advisor.


MUS-610 SACRED MUSIC PHILOSOPHY (3)
Analytical study of the relationships between sacred music, and worship, with emphasis on their
ramifications on the human psyche.


MUS-625 SACRED MUSIC CONTEMPORARY APPLICATIONS (3)
Study of the affects and applications of contemporary music, concentrating mainly on the later half
of the 20th century.


MUS-621 PRACTICUM IN INST. SACRED MUSIC (9)
Same as MUS-521


MUS-631 PRACTICUM IN SACRED CHOIR MUSIC (9)
Sacred music practicum is designed to give students the opportunity for practical, hands-on
experience, along with instruction in planning, organizing, and administering music ministry in the
church. Each practicum course will be set up between the student and the Dean. Includes at least
135 hours of service. Must be signed off by Ministry Lab supervisor and the dean on the grade
card.

 

 

 

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