Church Music – GCM

GCM 501 - Basic Music Literature (3)

An introductory review of the significant people, works, and music styles throughout music history, with special attention given to their impact on church music. This course may be waived through a placement examination. (3 credit hours)

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)

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)

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)

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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