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MUSIC & BIBLICAL STUDIES

Faculty

Biblical Studies emphasis, Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Biblical Studies Emphasis provides a the best foundation in both music and selected areas of biblical studies, such as counseling, exposition, missions, or languages. It serves as a valuable precursor to seminary or graduate study in music, as well as preparing entry-level music pastors and assistant pastors.

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.

See more information about the TMU School of Biblical Studies.

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Accreditation

The Master’s University is accredited by NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music. The School of Music is large enough to provide performance opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities, yet small enough to grant individual attention and a variety of experiences. Our graduating Bachelor of Music students recently scored in the 96th percentile in the 2018 national standardized test (Education Testing Service, Princeton).

The School of Music continually works to create an atmosphere for the entire student body that is conducive to cultural growth and an appreciation for the fine arts. We aims to offer a well-balanced scope of many styles of music and opportunities for exposure to those styles. The curriculum is designed to serve the entire University community.

  • Applied music courses (private lessons, ensembles, etc.) are available to all students of the University for active participation and development of individual musical skills.

  • Additional courses are also open for growth in the knowledge and expression of the musical arts.

EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC IS OUR PASSION, BECAUSE GLORIFYING GOD WITH OUR BEST OFFERING IS WHAT DRIVES US -Dr. Paul T. Plew, Dean of the School of Music

At The Master’s University we believe that 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.


Facilities

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, giving audio technology students the opportunity to put their knowledge to the test in a real-world studio recording context.


Study Abroad


Ensembles

  • The Master’s Chorale: 53-member auditioned choir

  • Wind Ensemble: approximately 50 music majors, non-music majors and community members

  • Women’s Chamber Choir: 15-20 women

  • Handbells: three handbell choirs (basic, advanced and small ensemble)

  • Chamber Strings: auditioned ensemble of students, faculty and musicians from the local community

  • University Singers: non-auditioned, campus community choir of approximately 150 members

  • The Master’s University Orchestra: The 70 members come from both TMU students and accomplished instrumentalists from the northern Los Angeles area, many of whom are professional musicians

  • Opera Workshop: semester project concluding in staged production of selected opera scenes or a full opera

  • Other Ensembles: 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.


Admissions

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.

  • 100% required Statement of Faith and Pastoral Recommendation for Admissions

  • 3.6 GPA average for new applicants

  • Prelude: completing your audition for entrance into the School of Music. For more information about auditions, please see HERE and select the “Prospective Students” tab.

  • Easy Online Application: see all admission deadlines and criteria here: Apply

Potential Careers

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Core Courses

MU334 Church Music Leadership & Admin.
MU393 or 394 Music History & Lit. I/II
Major Performing Ensemble
MU141A Music Theory I - IV
MU141B Aural Skills I - IV
MU271 Basic Conducting
MU295 Music & Art for Musicians
B121 Essentials of Christian Thought
B102 Old Testament I & II
B201 New Testament I & II
BTH321 Christian Theology I & II

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