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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

churches with a traditional worship style. It equips

them with a foundation of theology and a variety

of skills in music, including areas of conducting,

arranging and building choirs and orchestras of all

ages. 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. Students are prepared for more specialized

graduate study in music or Christian ministry.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree

This degree is 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.

B.A. 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 of music engenders open doors in

numerous music-related and non-music fields.

B.A. 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 serves as a valuable precursor to seminary or

graduate study in music, as well as preparing entry-

level music pastors and assistant pastors.

B.A. inMusic 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.

B.A. in Music with Emphasis in Audio

Technology

is designed to prepare students to work

with the latest audio technology in numerous arenas

in the media industry and in churches. Combined with

the students’ study in music, the program becomes

a unique preparation to better suit them for music

recording and production.

B.A. in Music with Emphasis in Student

Ministries

targets those preparing for a combined

ministry in a smaller 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.

B.A. inMusic withEmphasis inModernWorship

prepares students to reach the whole body of

worshipers in evangelical churches. It equips them

with a foundation of theology and a variety of skills

in music that will be applicable to the ever-changing

climate of worship, including areas of worship band

leadership, arranging, training in sound systems and

multimedia, and service 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.

In addition, the department offers a minor in music,

which provides 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.

Due to the standards of the California Commission

on Teacher Credentialing, students desiring to obtain

a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music should

consult an advisor about specific course requirements.

FACILITIES

The department provides an acoustically mastered

recital hall that is flexible for rehearsals, concerts,

and recording sessions, and 15 Wenger sound-

proof practice rooms, including some V-rooms with

built-in emulation of larger environments. Students

have access to 33 pianos, including 18 grands (one

upright, one seven-foot, and one nine foot Steinway

concert grand), two organs (an Allen digital organ,

705 series two-manual with 32 pedals, the equivalent

of 55 ranks, and a Rogers organ model 755); and

two harpsichords (a Peter Tkach double manual

harpsichord and a Zuckermann single-manual).

Computer Lab

The Master’s College music facilities include a