Traditional Worship emphasis, Bachelor of Music
The Traditional Worship emphasis is designed to prepare students to reach the body of worshipers in evangelical 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. It includes training in sound systems, acoustics, and 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. Students are prepared for more specialized graduate study in music or Christian ministry.
This is a professional degree designed for those with a strong music background who anticipate a vocation in music. It prepares candidates in comprehensive musicianship and performance skills for graduate school and a variety of music careers. Students must demonstrate satisfactory ability and preparation in order to be considered for the degree, and must show adequate progress by the end of the sophomore year in order to continue in the B.M. program.
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.
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.
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.
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
Easy Online Application: see all admission deadlines and criteria here: Apply
|MU334 Church Music Leadership & Admin.|
|MU428 Choral Methods|
|MU476 Advanced Conducting|
|MU494 Worship Internship|
|MU141A Music Theory I - IV|
|MU141B Aural Skills I - IV|
|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|