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CONCERTS

The Master’s University Music Department presents concerts each semester, which include staged productions such as

Opera Scenes, a “Come ChristmasSing” concert series, a major oratorio, choral concerts, ensemble concerts (Wind

Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, etc.), 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 University and the community.

Performing Groups

Vocal choirs include Collegiate Singers, a non-auditioned campus community choir, as well as three auditioned choirs:

The Master’s Chorale, the Women’s Chamber Choir, and the Men’s 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 University 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. The Music Department’s Theatre Arts produces clean, entertaining drama productions each

semester with auditioned roles open to all TMU students. Productions include Broadway plays and musicals.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

All incoming students must give a satisfactory audition in their primary instrument and be approved by the faculty. 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.

Each student must choose a primary performance instrument and enroll in individual instruction in that instrument and

in Performance Practicum (MU390) every semester. All students enrolled in private lessons for their primary instrument

are required to take an examination each semester. Students giving a recital must demonstrate that they meet the

departmental standards for student recitals at a pre-recital jury; they must submit their entire program and be prepared

to perform it. Students must be concurrently enrolled in private instruction the semester a recital is given. Students

completing a project must obtain approval by a faculty committee before beginning the project.

A reasonable level of keyboard proficiency, required for most music degrees, may be met through Piano Foundations

or by examination.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC CORE COURSES

MU131

Piano Foundations I*..............................................1

MU132

Piano Foundations II*............................................1

MU141A, B Music Theory and Aural Skills I.............................4

MU142A, B Music Theory and Aural Skills II...........................4

MU160/360 Individual Instruction in primary instrument......8

MU231

Piano Foundations III*...........................................1

MU232

Piano Foundations IV*...........................................1

MU241A, B Music Theory and Aural Skills III..........................4

MU242A, B Music Theory and Aural Skills IV..........................4

MU271

Basic Conducting.....................................................2

MU295

Music and Art for Musicians**..............................3

One of the following...............................................................................4

MU310 Collegiate Singers (0.5/semester)

MU310O Collegiate Orchestra (0.5/semester)

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

MU396

World Music***.......................................................3

MU411

Computers in Music................................................2

MU482

Senior Seminar.........................................................2

Major Performing Ensemble..........................................................8

Total core courses.................................................................................61

*Testing out allowed for any or all semesters of Piano Foundations.

**Satisfies general education requirement.

***Satisfies 3 units of the (pre-2015) general education cross-cultural

requirement.

Composition Emphasis Courses

Bachelor of Music core courses..................................................59*

MU160W/360W Individual Instruction in Composition*.........6