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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

computer lab that features Macintosh/Roland music

work stations, each complemented with the most

recent music notation and sequencing software

application programs. Combined with a quality audio

recording system and CD-ROM music library, The

Master’s College music student has access to the latest

in computer generated composition, digital sequencer

recording, and educational technology. The Music

Department offers courses in conjunction with

the music technology lab that focus on equipping

students with the abilities and experience to utilize

the technologies available to the music profession.

Sound Studio

The state-of-the-art recording facility is integrated

into the recital hall. This all-digital room is anchored

by a 32-fader ICON D-Control work surface and

features an industry standard Avid Pro Tools HDX2

system with a variety of plug-ins and outboard

processing. The studio is used for classes as well

as department ensemble projects, giving Audio

Technology students the opportunity to put their

knowledge to the test in a real-world studio recording

context.

CAREERS

Amajor in music provides discipline and whole-brain

learning that prepare the conscientious graduate for

success in nearly any field. The department strives

to acquaint music majors with musical careers by

inviting individuals from diverse sectors of the music

field to share with students their experience and

show what is available. A music degree opens many

possibilities, such as the following:

• Music Recording, Editing, Production, and

Composing

• Sound Mixing

• Post Production

Performer

• Educator

- Elementary & Secondary

- College & University

- Private Studio

• Worship Music Ministries Personnel

• Pastor

• Music and Recording Industries Specialist

• Music Software Developer

• Community Arts Manager

• Performing Arts Administrator

• Composer/Arranger

• Conductor

• Music Librarian

• Music Therapist

• Ethnomusicologist

CONCERTS

The Master’s College Music Department presents

concerts each semester, which include staged

productions such as Opera Scenes, a “Come

ChristmasSing” concert series, a major oratorio,

choral concerts, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra,

various other instrumental ensembles, Jazz Band, and

theater productions.

All students taking private instruction are involved in

performances each semester. In addition, the music

faculty offers a variety of faculty recitals. All musical

events are open to the College and the community.

Performing Groups

Vocal choirs include Collegiate Singers, a non-

auditioned campus community choir, as well as

two auditioned choirs: The Master’s Chorale and

Women’s Chamber Choir. Opera Scenes, also an

auditioned group, performs one weekend a year.

Instrumental groups include the Wind Ensemble,

Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, various chamber

ensembles, and handbell choirs. These groups present

concerts on and off campus, and many tour annually

within the United States and/or internationally. The

Master’s College Chorale has been requested by major

Christian recording labels for nationally released

albums and is invited to give concerts every four

years in Israel as guests of the Ministry of Tourism.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

All incoming students desiring to enter the Bachelor

of Music program must give a satisfactory audition

in their primary instrument and be approved by the

faculty. For Bachelor of Arts candidates, the jury at

the end of the first semester of study will determine

their eligibility to continue as a music major. At the

end of the sophomore year all students must obtain

approval by the faculty in a jury examination to

continue in the B.M. or B.A. program.

Concert attendance and performance are necessary

for all music majors to enrich their musical

understanding. Enrollment in Concert Attendance

and Collegiate Singers is required every semester.