Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 178

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
2. Demonstrate a basic piano proficiency to
a. playing major and minor scales with chord
progressions in all keys.
b. mastery performance of elementary to
intermediate compositions.
c. simple sight reading and providing harmony
to a single melody.
3. Demonstrate a thorough working knowledge
of the major composers, significant works,
styles, and forms of the six eras of music
history (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque,
Classical, Romantic, 20th Century).
4. Effectively prepare and submit written
presentations from primary research literature
in the music discipline.
5. Demonstrate a basic familiarity with the music
of non-Western cultures and its role in their
6. Articulate a biblically-based theology of music
and worship.
7. Demonstrate musicianship through the
mastery of at least one music instrument,
using proper skills in technique, producing
good tone quality with artistic interpretation,
and accurately portraying the stylistic literature
of the major composers.
8. Demonstrate the ability to listen critically to a
music performance and provide constructive
feedback to the performer concerning positive
areas as well as musical areas needing attention.
9. Demonstrate effective leadership and
technical skills (including beat patterns, baton
technique, transpositions, score reading,
cueing, subdivisions, fermatas, and releases)
to conduct excerpts of foundational vocal and
orchestral repertoire.
10. Demonstrate a working knowledge of
MIDI, music notation software, and musical
sequencing software associated with the music
Applied Music - Instrumental
1. Perform with a high level of musicianship as
demonstrated through a developed technical
skill, artistic interpretation, listening skills, and
ability to perform jointly with an accompanist.
2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of major
composers and literature pertinent to the
student’s primary instrument.
3. Effectively critique instrumental musical
Applied Music - Piano
1. Demonstrate the musical understanding,
technical facility and poise needed to
successfully perform a range of advanced
solo literature from the representative classical
styles from Baroque to Contemporary.
2. Demonstrate the ability to play vocal, choral,
and instrumental accompaniments, and some
3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic
piano literature for teaching beginning to
early advanced level students, the basic
pedagogical tools and philosophy needed,
and an understanding of the business side of
Applied Music - Voice
1. Demonstrate skills in technique, a good quality
of tone, and ability to portray stylistic accuracy
through literature studied.
2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of
important composers and vocal literature.
3. Perform with a high level of musicianship as
demonstrated through a developed technical
skill, artistic interpretation, listening skills, and
ability to perform jointly with an accompanist.
4. Effectively critique vocal musical performances.
Church Music/Worship Leader
1. Demonstrate the ability to give leadership to
the total music ministry (children through
2. Trace the roots of worship and music from
the Old Testament to the present.
3. Demonstrate the ability to function in a pastor
role within a multiple staff church setting.
1. Demonstrate a proficiency of the “grammar”of
music, written, aural, and with some keyboard
ability, beginning with simple melodies and
chord progressions, and concluding with the
more complex harmonies and constructions
of recent eras.
2. Demonstrate a proficiency in composition,
arranging, orchestration, counterpoint, and
understand the form and construction of
specific classical works.
3. Create original compositions for a broad range
of purposes and audiences.
4. Demonstrate a proficiency of computer
music notation, sequencing and synthesizer
Music Education
1. Articulate the value of music in a society,
music in the school classroom, and articulate
a personal philosophy of music education
that serves as a catalyst in developing musical
awareness, musicianship, and performance
2. Demonstrate ability to teach beginners through
skilled performers, including the basic skills
necessary to sing or play musical instruments
found within the school music choral, band,
or orchestral program.
3. Analyze, provide advice, recommendations,
and suggestions to further musical growth
in an individual or group based upon an
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