The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
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
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
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.
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).
The Master’s College music facilities include a