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Overview | Music

As a Music major, you have the opportunity to prepare to be a leader in the field of music by taking a well-established music core and choosing two or more areas of expertise: arranging, church music, piano pedagogy, string pedagogy, performance, and general music. Being able to choose multiple areas of expertise enables you to be best prepared for the diversity demanded of today’s music professionals in the workforce and in the church. Compiling on your professional transcript documentation of these areas of expertise makes you more marketable as you pursue a career in music.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will perform collegiate level music with competence.
  • Students will demonstrate skill in analyzing the underlying theoretical structures of music.
  • Students will be able to articulate biblical and cultural connections to the music they are studying.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of historical and cultural contexts out of which music has been created.
  • Students will read and become skilled in locating and citing research that involves various areas of musical scholarship.
  • Students will demonstrate spiritual and professional dispositions in all areas of musical endeavors.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Introductory Music Seminar (0)
Aural Skills Foundations (2)
Basic Music Literature (3)
Primary Proficiency Lesson (2)
Secondary Proficiency Lesson (1)
Repertoire (0)
Performing Group (0.5)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
Music Concentration (2-3)

Total Credits: 15.5-18

Semester 2

Harmony 1 (2)
Primary Proficiency Lesson (2)
1st Year Jury (0)
Secondary Proficiency Jury (0)
Secondary Proficiency Lesson (1)
Keyboard Skills 1 (Remedial for Pianists) (1)
Repertoire (0)
Performing Group (0.5)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
Music Concentration (2-3)

Total Credits: 14.5-17.5

Semester 1

Intermediate Aural Skills (1)
Harmony 2 (2)
Primary Proficiency Lesson (2)
Keyboard Skills 2 (Remedial for Pianists) (1)
Repertoire (0)
Performing Group (0.5)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Math or Science Elective (3)
Music Concentration (2-4)

Total Credits: 13.5-15.5

Semester 2

Harmony 3 (2)
Primary Proficiency Lesson (2)
2nd Year Jury (0)
Keyboard Skills 3 (Remedial for Pianists) (1)
Repertoire (0)
Performing Group (0.5)
Hymnplaying1 (1)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
The Modern World (3)
Math or Science Elective (3)
Music Concentration (2-3)

Total Credits: 15.5/16.5

Semester 1

Advanced Aural Skills (1)
Harmony 4 (2)
Elementary Conducting (2)
Principles of Christian Music (2)
Primary Proficiency Lesson (2)
Keyboard Skills 4 (Remedial for Pianists) (1)
Repertoire (0)
Performing Group (0.5)
Hymnplaying 2 (1)
Vocal Teaching Techniques (1)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Music Concentration (2-3)

Total Credits: 15.5/18.5

Semester 2

Form and Analysis (2)
Music History Course (2)
Primary Proficiency Lesson with Junior Recital (2)
Repertoire (0)
Performing Group (0.5)
Hymnplaying 3** (1)
Keyboard Literature (2)
Diction for Singers (2)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Music Concentration (2-3)

Total Credits: 14.5-17.5

Semester 1

Music History Course (2)
Primary Proficiency Lesson (2)
Repertoire (0)
Performing Group (0.5)
Accompanying (1)
Bible Elective (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
American Studies Elective (3)
Music Concentration (2-3)

Total Credits: 15.5-17.5

Semester 2

Music History Course (2)
Primary Proficiency Lesson with Senior Rectial (2)
Repertoire (0)
Performing Group (0.5)
Bible Elective (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
Literature Elective (3)
Music Concentration (2-3)

Total Credits: 15.5-17.5

Related Majors

Music Education
Communication Arts
Digital Media Marketing

Related Minors

Music Education
Music Arranging
String Pedagogy
Church Music
Piano Pedagogy

Potential Career Fields

Professional Musician
Music conservatory administrator
Music studio owner
Early childhood music and movement teacher
Private music instructor
Music pastor
Church musician
Music composer/arranger
Music editor
Conductor

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

David Ledgerwood

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor
Credentials
DMA Music Education, Boston University
MA Sacred Music, Pensacola Christian College
MA Music Theory and Composition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
BS Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

David Brown

College of Arts and Sciences | Professor
Credentials
DMA Choral Conducting, University of Missouri
MM Trombone Performance, Bob Jones University
BA Trombone Performance, Bob Jones University

Melody Steinbart

College of Arts and Sciences | Assistant Professor
Credentials
MM Violin Performance, East Carolina University
BA String Pedagogy, Maranatha Baptist University

Janet Tschida

College of Arts and Sciences | Associate Professor
Credentials
MA Music Education, University of St. Thomas
BS Music, Maranatha Baptist University

Bible Core

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