Students under the Master of Church Music Degree program will develop or further develop both their church music competencies and biblical knowledge. They will have relatively equal proportions of performance study, supportive classes in music, and general biblical classes.
Graduates of this program will be competent in understanding the music ministry planning-leading creative worship services, playing instruments (especially the piano), singing (voice), musical performances and musicianship, teaching general music classes whether in a church or a school setting.
This degree program offers three concentrations:
Voice Major – perform and vocal coach
Conducting Major – organize and lead choirs (especially adult choirs)
Ministry Leadership Major – lead music ministry
This track is designed for students who have baccalaureate degrees other than Bachelor of Church Music or its equivalent. Music students are required to take performance laboratory every semester they are enrolled in applied music. Performance laboratory will be on the sixth (regular) and the thirteenth (jury) Thursday of the semester. Both Applied Piano and Voice are mandatory, but the student may choose freely which one to take for the additional required four units of applied music. However, those without sufficient piano or voice proficiency will be required to take additional credits in these areas.
The student is required to undergo internship. This will be arranged by the consultation with the music Department Director. Music Ministry is expected.