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Music Emphases Requirements

All students of The Master's College are required to complete General Education requirements in addition to degree requirements. To view a list of G.E. requirements, please reference the current Academic Catalog.

 

The Bachelor of Music degree is a professional degree designed for those with a strong music background who anticipate a vocation in music. It prepares candidates in comprehensive musicianship and performance skills for graduate school and a variety of music careers.  A live audition is required for admittance.  See Scholarships & Auditions page for more information.

Bachelor of Music Degree:
Core Courses

  • MU131 Piano Foundations I ♦ (1)
  • MU132 Piano Foundations II ♦ (1)
  • MU141.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills I (4)
  • MU142.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills II (4)
  • MU160/360 Individual Instruction in Primary Instrument (8)
  • MU231 Piano Foundations III ♦ (1)
  • MU232 Piano Foundations IV ♦ (1)
  • MU241.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills III (4)
  • MU242.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills IV (4)
  • MU271 Basic Conducting (2)
  • MU295 Music & Art for Musicians* (3)
  • MU310 Collegiate Singers (4)
  • MU330 Concert Attendance (0)
  • MU333 Worship and Songs of the Church* (3)
  • MU390 Performance Practicum (0)
  • MU393 Music History & Literature I (3)
  • MU394 Music History & Literature II (3)
  • MU482 Senior Seminar (2)
  • Major Performing Ensemble (8)

♦ Testing out allowed for any or all semesters for Piano Foundations 0-4
Total core courses: 56

*Satisfies General Education Requirement

 


 

Composition

B.M. in Composition gives students the foundation to continue in graduate school or engage in one of many careers in music. Examples include composing, teaching, performing, and careers in the recording industry. Students acquire skills in instrumentation, arranging, and other aspects of composition, along with experiencing performances of their own compositions. Students learn to write both short and long forms in various representative musical and instrumental idioms, are encouraged to explore trends in modern music composition, and experiment with compositional styles in order to discover a personal compositional “voice.”

  • MU160w/360w Individual Instruction in Composition (6)
  • MU225 Introduction to Composition (2)
  • MU353 Tonal Counterpoint (2)
  • MU406 Popular Music since 1900 (2)
  • MU411 Computers in Music (2)
  • MU443 20th Century Analysis (2)
  • MU445 Arranging (2)
  • MU474 Orchestration (2)
  • MU460 Recital (60 minutes) (2)

Total units required for emphasis: 79

 

The BACHELOR OF MUSIC in PERFORMANCE prepares students for a career in performance, teaching, or for advanced study in piano, voice or an instrument. The program includes a breadth and depth of music studies to assure a thorough foundation. Students must demonstrate satisfactory progress by the end of the sophomore year in order to continue in the B.M. degree program. The B.M. in Piano Performance with Emphasis in Piano Pedagogy allows piano majors who plan to teach the opportunity to focus on pedagogy through course work and practical experience.

 

Instrumental Performance

  • MU340c Instrumental Chamber Ensembles (4)
  • MU360 Additional instruction in primary instrument (6)
  • One of the following:
    • MU353 Tonal Counterpoint (2)
    • MU443 20th Century Analysis (2)
    • MU474 Orchestration (2)
  • MU260 Recital (30 minutes) (0)
  • MU460 Recital (60 minutes) (2)

 

Total units required for emphasis: 70

 

Piano Performance

  • MU160/360 Individual Instruction in a Keyboard Instrument other than piano (1)
  • MU240 Collaborative Keyboard* (2-4)
  • MU260A Recital (30 minutes) (0)
  • MU356 Teaching Internship I (1.5)
  • MU360A Additional Instruction in Piano (6)
  • MU374 Functional Keyboard Skills (2)
  • MU385 Piano Pedagogy I (2)
  • MU386 Piano Pedagogy II (2)
  • MU473 Advanced Piano Literature (2)
  • MU460A Recital (60 minutes) (2)

 

Total units required for emphasis: 69.5

*Satisfies 2-4 units of Major Performing Ensemble

Collaborative Keyboard substitutes for 2-4 units of Major Performing Ensemble

Exempted from Piano Foundations

 

 

Performance with Emphasis in Piano Pedagogy

  • MU240 Collaborative Keyboard* (2-4)
  • MU356 Teaching Internship I (1.5)
  • MU360A Additional Instruction in Piano (6)
  • MU374 Functional Keyboard Skills (2)
  • MU385 Piano Pedagogy I (2)
  • MU386 Piano Pedagogy II (2)
  • MU453 Teaching Internship II (1.5)
  • MU454 Teaching Internship III (1.5)
  • MU483 Piano Pedagogy III (2)
  • MU484 Piano Pedagogy IV (2)
  • MU473 Advanced Piano Literature (2)
  • MU460A Recital (50 minutes; 10 minutes showcases teaching internship) (2)

 

Total units required for emphasis: 76.5

*Substitute for 2-4 units of Major Performing Ensemble

Exempted from Piano Foundations

 

Vocal Performance

  • ITA123 Beginning Italian* (3)
  • MU283/284 Diction (Foreign Language) (4)
  • MU341 Stage Training (2)
  • MU360B Additional Vocal Instruction (6)
  • MU464 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
  • MU466 Vocal Literature (2)
  • Foreign Language Elective* (3)
  • MU260B Recital (30 minutes) (0)
  • MU460B Recital (60 minutes) (2)

 

Total units required for emphasis: 80

*Satisfies General Education Requirement

 

Music Education

B.M. in Music Education equips the student with the necessary skills, understanding, and methodology to teach vocal, instrumental, and general music in the elementary/secondary school system. Certification begins after this four-year degree program since the State of California requires completion of a bachelor’s degree before beginning the California teaching credential.

  • ED400 Foundations of Education (3)
  • MU181 Introduction to Music Education (1)
  • MU313 Percussion Techniques (1)
  • MU314 Woodwind Techniques (1)
  • MU315 Brass Techniques (1)
  • MU316 String Techniques (1)
  • MU360 Additional individual instruction in primary instrument (4)
  • MU396 World Music* (3)
  • MU411 Computers in Music (2)
  • MU416 Teaching Music in the Elementary & Secondary School (3)
  • MU476 Advanced Conducting (2)
  • P321 Philosophies of Education* (3)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • MU353 Tonal Counterpoint (2)
    • MU445 Arranging (2)
    • MU474 Orchestration (2)
  • Performance Track (4-6)
    • Instrumental:
      • MU170B Class Voice (1)
      • MU340C Instrumental Chamber Ensembles** (1-2)
      • MU414 Teaching Instrumental Methods (2)
    • Vocal:
      • MU320C Vocal Chamber Ensembles** (2 semesters:  1-2+)
      • MU428 Teaching Choral Methods (2)
      • MU464 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
  • MU260 Recital (30 minutes) (0)

Total units required for emphasis: 85-87

**Satisfies up to 2 units of Major Performing Ensemble

 

Worship Music Ministries

 

The BACHELOR OF MUSIC in WORSHIP MUSIC MINISTRIES is a progressive major that prepares students to reach the whole body of worshipers in evangelical churches. It equips them with a variety of skills in music and rhythm for praise teams, choirs of all ages, and orchestra; it includes training in sound systems, acoustics and design. A major component, the area of leadership and organization, enables students to have good interpersonal relationships with staff and provides hands-on experience with an internship in a local church.

 

  • MU160/360 Individual Instruction in a keyboard instrument other than piano (1)
  • MU334 Music Leadership and Administration (2)
  • MU360 Additional individual instruction in primary instrument** (4)
  • MU396 World Music* (3)
  • MU411 Computers in Music (2)
  • MU428 Teaching Choral Music (2)
  • MU445 Arranging (2)
  • MU476 Advanced Conducting (2)
  • MU494 Church Music Internship (2)
  • Music Electives (4)
  • MU260 Recital (30 minutes) (0)

Total units required for emphasis: 80

*Satisfies General Education Requirement

**May be satisfied by MU340 Chamber Ensembles

 


 

All students of The Master's College are required to complete General Education requirements in addition to degree requirements. The Bachelor of Arts degrees are for students with a musical background who desire to achieve a solid education in music along with a significant amount of study in other areas. Performance requirements may be satisfied by a recital or a project.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Music

 

Bachelor of Arts in Music serves students who choose music as the focus of a broader, liberal arts education. The program offers flexibility in focus and course content. The wide range of learning coupled with the discipline music engenders opens doors in numerous music-related and non-music fields.

  • MU131 Piano Foundations I ♦ (1)
  • MU132 Piano Foundations II ♦ (1)
  • MU141.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills I (4)
  • MU142.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills II (4)
  • MU160/360 Individual Instruction (8)
  • MU241.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills III (4)
  • MU242.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills IV (4)
  • MU271 Basic Conducting (2)
  • MU295 Music & Art for Musicians* (3)
  • MU310 Collegiate Singers (4)
  • MU330 Concert Attendance (0)
  • MU333 Worship and Songs of the Church* (3)
  • MU390 Performance Practicum (0)
  • One of the following:
    • MU393 Music History & Literature I (3)
    • MU394 Music History & Literature II (3)
  • MU411 Computers in Music (2)
  • MU482 Senior Seminar (2)
  • Non-music Electives (4)
  • Other Electives (8)
  • Major Performing Ensemble (4)
  • MU260 Recital (30 min.) or approved project (0)

Total Bachelor of Arts in Music units: 61

♦Testing out allowed for any or all semesters
*Satisfies General Education Requirement

 

Bachelor of Arts in Music with Emphasis in Audio Technology

The Bachelor of Arts in Music with Emphasis in Audio Technology is designed to prepare students for working with the latest audio technology in numerous arenas in the media industry and in churches.  Combined with their study in music, it becomes a unique preparation to better suit them for music recording and production.

  • MU131 Piano Foundations I ♦ (1)
  • MU132 Piano Foundations II ♦ (1)
  • MU141.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills I (4)
  • MU142.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills II (4)
  • MU160/360 Private Instruction** (6-8)
  • MU223 Audio Engineering I (3)
  • MU225 Introduction to Composition (2)
  • MU251 Introduction to Audio Technology, Pro Tools 1 (3)
  • MU271 Basic Conducting (2)
  • MU295 Music and Art for Musicians (3)
  • MU310 Collegiate Singers (4)
  • MU330 Concert Attendance (0)
  • MU333 Worship and Songs of the Church (3)
  • MU354 Audio Editing, Pro Tools 2 (3)
  • MU355 Audio Mixing, Pro Tools 3 (3)
  • MU390 Performance Practicum (0)
  • MU396 World Music* (3)
  • MU404 Recording Techniques (3)
  • MU406 Popular Music Since 1900 (3)
  • MU411 Computers in Music (2)
  • MU482 Senior Seminar (2)
  • MU426 Audio Engineering II (3)
  • MU460e Senior Project (2)
  • MU498 Internship in Audio Technology (2)
  • C202 Film History I (3)  May substitute E299 Studies in Classic Film*
  • C394 Instroduction to Computer Visual Effects (3)
  • BCW364 Ethics* (3)
  • BMS385 World Religions* (3)
  • Major Performing Ensemble (4)

Total Bachelor of Arts in Music units: 78

♦Testing out allowed for one or both semesters

*Satisfies General Education Requirement

**Two of the eight units may be satisfied by MU131-132

 

Bachelor of Arts in Music with Emphasis in Biblical Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Music with Emphasis in Biblical Studies provides a foundation in both music and selected areas of Biblical Studies such as counseling, Bible exposition, missions, languages, education and more. It also serves as a valuable precursor to seminary or graduate study in music, as well as preparing entry-level music pastors and assistant pastors.

  • MU131 Piano Foundations I ♦ (1)
  • MU132 Piano Foundations II ♦ (1)
  • MU141.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills I (4)
  • MU142.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills II (4)
  • MU160/360 Individual Instruction in Primary Instrument (6-8) Two of the units may be satisfied by MU131, 132
  • MU271 Basic Conducting (2)
  • MU295 Music & Art for Musicians* (3)
  • MU310 Collegiate Singers (4)
  • MU330 Concert Attendance (0)
  • MU333 Worship and Songs of the Church* (3)
  • MU334 Music Leadership and Administration (2)
  • MU390 Performance Practicum (0)
  • MU396 World Music* (3)
  • MU411 Computers in Music (2)
  • MU482 Senior Seminar (2)
  • Biblical Studies Electives (18)
  • Music Electives (4)
  • MU260 Recital (30 min.) or approved project (0)

 

Total Bachelor of Arts in Music units: 59

*Satisfies General Education Requirement

♦Testing out allowed for one or both semesters

 

Bachelor of Arts in Music with Emphasis in Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Music with Emphasis in Communication gives rounded skills in both areas to prepare students for graduate school or for entry-level positions in a wide range of vocations. Examples include public relations, the recording industry, sound engineering, church music ministry, musical theater, music editing, music publishing, and teaching.

  • MU131 Piano Foundations I ♦ (1)
  • MU132 Piano Foundations II ♦ (1)
  • MU141.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills I (4)
  • MU142.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills II (4)
  • MU160/360 Individual Instruction in Primary Instrument (6-8) (Two of the 8 units may be satisfied by MU131, 132)
  • MU271 Basic Conducting (2)
  • MU295 Music & Art for Musicians* (3)
  • MU310 Collegiate Singers (4)
  • MU330 Concert Attendance (0)
  • MU333 Worship and Songs of the Church* (3)
  • MU334 Music Leadership and Administration (2)
  • MU390 Performance Practicum (0)
  • MU396 World Music* (3)
  • MU411 Computers in Music* (2)
  • MU482 Senior Seminar (2)
  • C211 Intro to Mass Communication (3)
  • C371 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • C472 Rhetorical Criticism (3)
  • Communication Electives (9)
  • Music Electives (4)
  • MU260 Recital (30 min.) or approved project (0)

Total Bachelor of Arts in Music units: 59
*Satisfies General Education Requirement

♦ Testing out allowed for one or both semesters

 

Bachelor of Arts in Music with Emphasis in Youth Ministry

Bachelor of Arts in Music with Emphasis in Youth Ministry targets those preparing for a combined ministry in a church requiring a broad grounding in music along with the ability to relate to youth and lead a youth program. It provides a background for graduate school or seminary with the expectation that those continuing in such a vocation would seek additional training in one of the two disciplines.

  • MU131 Piano Foundations I ♦ (1)
  • MU132 Piano Foundations II ♦ (1)
  • MU141.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills I (4)
  • MU142.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills II (4)
  • MU160/360 Individual Instruction in Primary Instrument (6-8)
  • MU260 Recital (30 min.) or approved project
  • MU271 Basic Conducting (2)
  • MU295 Music & Art for Musicians* (3)
  • MU310 Collegiate Singers (4)
  • MU330 Concert Attendance (0)
  • MU333 Worship and Songs of the Church* (3)
  • MU334 Music Leadership and Administration (2)
  • MU390 Performance Practicum (0)
  • MU396 World Music* (3)
  • MU411 Computers in Music* (2)
  • MU476 Advanced Conducting (2)
  • MU482 Senior Seminar (2)
  • MU494 Church Music Internship (2)
  • BC300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)
  • BCE313 Introduction to Christian Education (3)
  • BYM321 Introduction to Youth Ministry (3)
  • BYM322 Youth Culture & Conflicts (3)
  • Major Performing Ensemble (4)
  • Music Electives (4)
  • MU260 Recital (30 min.) or approved project (0)

Total Bachelor of Arts in Music units: 61

*Satisfies General Education Requirement

♦ Testing out allowed for one or both semesters

 


 

Minor in Music

The Minor in Music offers grounding in the basics of music and worship, along with individual training and ensemble performance opportunities. Music is so much a part of church life that the music minor is highly recommended to all who are involved in the church in any capacity. It also provides a well-rounded education for any major.

  • MU131 Piano Foundations I ♦ (1)
  • MU132 Piano Foundations II ♦ (1)
  • MU141.1,2 Music Theory & Aural Skills I (4)
  • MU160/360 Individual Instruction (4)
  • MU271 Basic Conducting (2)
  • MU295 Music & Art for Musicians* (3)
  • MU310 Collegiate Singers (2)
  • MU330 Concert Attendance (4 semesters) (0)
  • MU333 Worship and Songs of the Church* (3)
  • Music Electives (4)

Total units required: 22-24

*Satisfies General Education Requirement

♦Testing out allowed for one or both semesters