Church Music – GCM

GCM 502 – Introduction to Analysis (3)

An introduction to the basics of music analysis, including intervals, chords, and formal structures. This course may be waived through a placement examination. (3 credit hours)

GCM 510 – Philosophy of Music (3)

An examination of the theological and philosophical foundation of music, including a discussion of current trends in music in general and church music in particular. (3 credit hours)

GCM 511 – History of Sacred Music (3)

A study of the history of sacred music from biblical times to the present. (3 credit hours)

GCM 512 – Analysis (3)

A thorough examination of the theoretical aspects of music, with a focus on the interpretation of sacred works. (3 credit hours)

GCM 513 – Music Resources and Literature (2)

An introduction to modern publishers and composers and the establishment of an annotated list for future use. (2 credit hours)

GCM 514 – Children’s Music Ministries (2)

A study of the philosophy of children’s ministries with special attention given to vocal techniques for children and age-appropriate literature studies. (2 credit hours)

GCM 520 – Hymnology and Songleading (3)

An examination of the history and structure of hymns and their place in the worship service. This course is a one-week on-campus module. (3 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

GCM 521 – Choral Conducting 1 (2)

A practical course dealing with rehearsal methods, conducting techniques, and choral diction. This course is a one-week on-campus module. Prerequisite: GCM 520 Hymnology and Songleading (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

GCM 522 – Choral Conducting 2 (2)

A hands-on course dealing with advanced rehearsal methods, conducting techniques, and vocal techniques. This course is a one-week on-campus module. Prerequisite: GCM 521 Choral Conducting. (2 credit hours) Offered Summer semester of even-numbered years.

GCM 530 – Applied Lesson (1)

Advanced lessons in an instrument of choice or in voice with a Maranatha professor in person or online, or at another recognized institution, or by another recognized instructor. (1 credit hour each)

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