Church Music - A.B.
The major in Music with an emphasis in Church Music prepares the student to be a minister of music or a worship arts director in the evangelical church. The program has a choral/vocal emphasis; therefore, most students will study voice as their applied major. There may be some other options; i.e., if the student is a keyboard major, 3 hours will be in keyboard and 1 hour in voice, and the required ensemble will be choral.
If an instrumentalist desires a church music major, 3 hours will be on the instrument and 1 hour in voice. The required ensemble will be divided between instrumental and choral. The student may elect to take additional semesters in any ensemble or applied study.
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MUSICAL ORGANIZATION AND ENSEMBLE
Participation is by arrangement with the music faculty. Four credits in ensemble may be counted toward a degree. Music majors must participate in an ensemble of their major area each semester (excluding semester of student teaching). General majors must also spend one year (2 semesters) in a major ensemble of their second applied area.
In the event that an instrumentalist plays a non-traditional ensemble instrument, such as guitar, the ensemble will be determined by consultation with the division chair.
Students must follow the specific requirements of their ensemble director. Each student is expected to participate for the entire year.