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Modern Worship

Overview

The Modern Worship emphasis, B.A. in Music best 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 apply to the ever-changing climate of worship, including areas of worship band leadership, arranging, training in sound systems and multimedia, and service design. A significant 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.

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. Emphases provide a secondary focus comprising about 10-20% of the total degree requirements. Performance requirements may be satisfied by a recital or a project.

The school provides an acoustically mastered recital hall that is flexible for rehearsals, concerts, and recording sessions, in addition to 15 Wenger sound-proof practice rooms, including some V-rooms with built-in emulation of larger environments. Students have access to 33 pianos, two organs, and two harpsichords. The Master’s University music facilities include the most recent music notation and sequencing software programs. 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 plugins and outboard processing. The studio is used for classes as well as school ensemble projects, allowing audio technology students to put their knowledge to the test in a real-world studio recording context.

Ensembles:

  • • The Master’s Chorale
  • • Wind Ensemble
  • • Women’s Chamber Choir
  • • Handbells
  • • Chamber Strings
  • • University Singers
  • • The Master’s University Orchestra
  • • Opera Workshop

Other Ensembles include Piano Ensembles, Instrumental Chamber Ensembles including a String Quartet, Brass Quartet and Woodwind Quintet, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band, Vocal Jazz Quartet, and Barbershop Quartet.

Music fulfills what nothing else can satisfy. It fosters creativity, confidence, and community responsibility while promoting diligence and multicultural understanding. Music equips the mind and the spirit and produces skills that transfer to all areas of life.

Dr. Paul T. Plew, Dean of the School of Music

Next Steps: Applying

Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide. School of Music applicants must audition for entrance.

Requirements:

  • Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
  • 3.6 GPA average for new applications

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