School of Church Music and Worship

School of Church Music and Worship

Academic Division

Composition- Seminary

COMPN 4412 Song Writing
A workshop-based course focusing on the essentials of song writing. This course equips students to compose and arrange songs for use in the local church and in commercial settings.

COMPN 4422 Advanced Song Writing
A workshop-based course focused on advanced techniques in song writing for the church. This course equips students to compose and arrange songs for use in the local church and in commercial settings.

COMPN 5512 Elective Composition
Private lessons for music students not concentrating in composition. Writing for vocal and instrumental media, including both solo and ensemble works. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

COMPN 5522 Elective Composition
Private lessons for music students not concentrating in composition. Writing for vocal and instrumental media, including both solo and ensemble works. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Performance Division

Conducting- Seminary

CONDG 1622 Conducting I
A study of conducting techniques, including patterns, attacks, releases, and all expressive gestures. Prerequisite: MUTHY 1434.

CONDG 4502 Conducting Foundations for Worship Ldrs
A study of conducting techniques, including patterns, entrances, releases, and expressive gestures. Specific emphasis will be given to conducting techniques needed for choirs, vocal ensembles, and instrumental groups in the local church.

CONDG 4512 Adv Tech for Effective Choral Conducting
An exploration of conducting techniques with an emphasis on gesture development, baton technique, integrated use of the left hand, non-verbal communication, Christ-like leadership, and terminology related to conducting. Application will be made to worship settings and choral rehearsals.

CONDG 4522 Adv Techniques in Vocal Ensemble Ldrshp
A study of vocal pedagogy and its application in choral and vocal ensemble settings. This course will emphasize best practices in choral rehearsal techniques and effective techniques for coaching vocalists in praise teams, ensembles, and choirs. This course will also explore the analysis and correction of voice problems.

CONDG 4532 Adv Techniques in Instr Conducting Adv Techniques in Instr Conducting
An exploration of conducting techniques with an emphasis on gesture development, baton technique, integrated use of the left hand, non-verbal communication, Christ-like leadership, and terminology related to instrumental conducting. Application will be made to worship settings and instrumental rehearsals. Specific emphasis will be given in the area of instrumental score reading.

CONDG 4542 Adv Conducting: Instrumental & Choral
An exploration of advanced conducting techniques with an emphasis on gestural vocabulary expansion, baton technique, left-hand integration and independence, non-verbal communication, and Christ-like leadership. Application will be made to worship settings, instrumental rehearsals, and choral rehearsals. Specific emphasis will be given in the area of instrumental score reading and transposition.

CONDG 4631 Elective Applied Condg: Instrumental
Elective private applied study in instrumental conducting for master's-level students. Available only when teaching loads permit. Permission of instructor required. May be repeated for credit.

CONDG 4641 Elective Applied Conducting: Choral
Elective private applied study in choral conducting for master's-level students. Available only when teaching loads permit. Permission of instructor required. May be repeated for credit.

CONDG 5612 Elective Conducting
Elective private applied study in choral or instrumental conducting for master's-level students. Available only when teaching loads permit. Permission of instructor required. May be repeated for credit. Master class required.

Doctoral Studies

Worship Leadership

DMNWL 6014 Bib & Theol Found of Chrn Worship
A study of the biblical passages and theological ideas most significant for worship ministry in the local church. Students will read pertinent literature on Christian worship, discuss key biblical principles with application to practical ministry, and further develop their own theology of worship rooted in Scripture.

DMNWL 6024 Leader and Practice of Public Worship
A practical exploration of principles and practices involved in local church worship ministry. Readings and discussion will revolve around relevant topics such as Christian leadership, interpersonal relationships, Scripture-guided worship design, technology, for worship ministry, and more.

DMNWL 6034 Worship & Congregational Song
A survey of the historical development of worship practice from the early church to the present, with particular attention given to the interaction of Christian worship with the prevailing philosophical streams of culture. Students will develop a deeper understanding of what theological and philosophical trends have impacted worship in the local church today so that they can better assess their current ministry practices.

DMNWL 6044 Current Trends in Worship Ministry
A practical study of current trends impacting corporate worship practice today, including intergenerational ministry, church growth, experientialism, growing interest in church choirs, and more.

Performance Division

Ensemble- Seminary

ENSEM 1070 Guitar Ensemble
The study and performance of chamber works for guitar ensemble from all style periods as well as works by a variety of contemporary composers. Students will learn principles of balance, orchestration, arranging and queuing as they apply to the performance of music for guitar ensemble. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 1078 Guitar Ensemble
The study and performance of chamber works for guitar ensemble from all style periods as well as works by a variety of contemporary composers. Students will learn principles of balance, orchestration, arranging and queuing as they apply to the performance of music for guitar ensemble. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 1268 Texas Baptist College Band
The "house band" for the College that leads worship in chapels, special collegiate events, and School of Church Music and Worship concerts. Membership is open to Texas Baptist College students on one of the following: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, ad lib solo instrument (e.g., saxophone, violin), and male or female vocals. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 1650 Southwestern Singers
A mixed choir that appears in chapel, in concert, and on tour. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 1658 Southwestern Singers
A mixed choir that appears in chapel, in concert, and on tour. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 1710 Chapel Orchestra
An instrumental ensemble focusing on worship service literature primarily for the purpose of accompanying congregational singing and choral ensembles during weekly seminary and college chapel services. The chapel orchestra members will also prepare instrumental-only works as preludes and worship concert repertoire. No audition is required. However, at least four years of ensemble experience on an orchestra or band instrument is necessary to master the literature. This course does not fulfill the ensemble requirement for music or worship degrees. May be repeated.

ENSEM 1718 Chapel Orchestra
An instrumental ensemble focusing on worship service literature primarily for the purpose of accompanying congregational singing and choral ensembles during weekly seminary and college chapel services. The chapel orchestra members will also prepare instrumental-only works as preludes and worship concert repertoire. No audition is required. However, at least four years of ensemble experience on an orchestra or band instrument is necessary to master the literature. This course does not fulfill the ensemble requirement for music or worship degrees. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 1720 Hispanic Band
A worship leading ensemble charged to serve and encourage Hispanic churches throughout the metroplex, Texas, and beyond as well as lead worship for campus chapels and special events. It is open to college or seminary students on one of the following: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, ad lib solo instrument (e.g., saxophone, violin), indigenous Hispanic instrument, and male or female vocals. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 1728 Hispanic Band
A worship leading ensemble charged to serve and encourage Hispanic churches throughout the metroplex, Texas, and beyond as well as lead worship for campus chapels and special events. It is open to college or seminary students on one of the following: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, ad lib solo instrument (e.g., saxophone, violin), indigenous Hispanic instrument, and male or female vocals. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 1730 Cowden Hall Band
The "house band" for Southwestern that leads worship in chapels, special events, and School of Church Music and Worship concerts. Membership is open to seminary students on one of the following: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, ad lib solo instrument (e.g., saxophone, violin), and male or female vocals. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 1738 Cowden Hall Band
The "house band" for Southwestern that leads worship in chapels, special events, and School of Church Music and Worship concerts. Membership is open to seminary students on one of the following: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, ad lib solo instrument (e.g., saxophone, violin), and male or female vocals. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 1740 Southwestern A Cappella
A sixteen-member vocal ensemble committed to ministry through the medium of a cappella jazz, modern songs of the church, and classic hymns scored in fresh ways. Southwestern A Cappella is designed for advanced vocalists who desire to explore complex harmonization and modern vocal stylizations in the context of ministry to the Lord, to our school, and to the church through the music, testimony, and the Word. A two-semester commitment is required. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 1748 Southwestern A Cappella
A sixteen-member vocal ensemble committed to ministry through the medium of a cappella jazz, modern songs of the church, and classic hymns scored in fresh ways. Southwestern A Cappella is designed for advanced vocalists who desire to explore complex harmonization and modern vocal stylizations in the context of ministry to the Lord, to our school, and to the church through the music, testimony, and the Word. A two-semester commitment is required. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 1750 Piano Ensemble
An ensemble that studies piano duet, piano duo, and 8-hand (or more) piano literature, both sacred arrangements and classical pieces from various style periods. Piano Ensemble is open to both college and graduate students in a piano concentration. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 1751 Piano Ensemble
An ensemble that studies piano duet, piano duo, and 8-hand (or more) piano literature, both sacred arrangements and classical pieces from various style periods. Piano Ensemble is open to both college and graduate students in a piano concentration. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 1758 Piano Ensemble
An ensemble that studies piano duet, piano duo, and 8-hand (or more) piano literature, both sacred arrangements and classical pieces from various style periods. Piano Ensemble is open to both college and graduate students in a piano concentration. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 3070 Guitar Ensemble
The study and performance of chamber works for guitar ensemble from all style periods as well as works by a variety of contemporary composers. Students will learn principles of balance, orchestration, arranging and queuing as they apply to the performance of music for guitar ensemble. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 3078 Guitar Ensemble
The study and performance of chamber works for guitar ensemble from all style periods as well as works by a variety of contemporary composers. Students will learn principles of balance, orchestration, arranging and queuing as they apply to the performance of music for guitar ensemble. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 3650 Southwestern Singers
A mixed choir that appears in chapel, in concert, and on tour. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 3651 Southwestern Singers
A mixed choir that appears in chapel, in concert, and on tour. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 3658 Southwestern Singers
A mixed choir that appears in chapel, in concert, and on tour. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 3710 Chapel Orchestra
An instrumental ensemble focusing on worship service literature primarily for the purpose of accompanying congregational singing and choral ensembles during weekly seminary and college chapel services. The chapel orchestra members will also prepare instrumental-only works as preludes and worship concert repertoire. No audition is required. However, at least four years of ensemble experience on an orchestra or band instrument is necessary to master the literature. This course does not fulfill the ensemble requirement for music or worship degrees. May be repeated.

ENSEM 3711 Chapel Orchestra
An instrumental ensemble focusing on worship service literature primarily for the purpose of accompanying congregational singing and choral ensembles during weekly seminary and college chapel services. The chapel orchestra members will also prepare instrumental-only works as preludes and worship concert repertoire. No audition is required. However, at least four years of ensemble experience on an orchestra or band instrument is necessary to master the literature. This course does not fulfill the ensemble requirement for music or worship degrees. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 3718 Chapel Orchestra
An instrumental ensemble focusing on worship service literature primarily for the purpose of accompanying congregational singing and choral ensembles during weekly seminary and college chapel services. The chapel orchestra members will also prepare instrumental-only works as preludes and worship concert repertoire. No audition is required. However, at least four years of ensemble experience on an orchestra or band instrument is necessary to master the literature. This course does not fulfill the ensemble requirement for music or worship degrees. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 3720 Hispanic Band
A worship leading ensemble charged to serve and encourage Hispanic churches throughout the metroplex, Texas, and beyond as well as lead worship for campus chapels and special events. It is open to college or seminary students on one of the following: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, ad lib solo instrument (e.g., saxophone, violin), indigenous Hispanic instrument, and male or female vocals. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 3728 Hispanic Band
A worship leading ensemble charged to serve and encourage Hispanic churches throughout the metroplex, Texas, and beyond as well as lead worship for campus chapels and special events. It is open to college or seminary students on one of the following: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, ad lib solo instrument (e.g., saxophone, violin), indigenous Hispanic instrument, and male or female vocals. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 3730 Cowden Hall Band
The "house band" for Southwestern that leads worship in chapels, special events, and School of Church Music and Worship concerts. Membership is open to seminary students on one of the following: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, ad lib solo instrument (e.g., saxophone, violin), and male or female vocals. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 3731 Cowden Hall Band
The "house band" for Southwestern that leads worship in chapels, special events, and School of Church Music and Worship concerts. Membership is open to seminary students on one of the following: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, ad lib solo instrument (e.g., saxophone, violin), and male or female vocals. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 3738 Cowden Hall Band
The "house band" for Southwestern that leads worship in chapels, special events, and School of Church Music and Worship concerts. Membership is open to seminary students on one of the following: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, drums, bass guitar, keyboards, ad lib solo instrument (e.g., saxophone, violin), and male or female vocals. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 3740 Southwestern A Cappella
A sixteen-member vocal ensemble committed to ministry through the medium of a cappella jazz, modern songs of the church, and classic hymns scored in fresh ways. Southwestern A Cappella is designed for advanced vocalists who desire to explore complex harmonization and modern vocal stylizations in the context of ministry to the Lord, to our school, and to the church through the music, testimony, and the Word. A two-semester commitment is required. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 3748 Southwestern A Cappella
A sixteen-member vocal ensemble committed to ministry through the medium of a cappella jazz, modern songs of the church, and classic hymns scored in fresh ways. Southwestern A Cappella is designed for advanced vocalists who desire to explore complex harmonization and modern vocal stylizations in the context of ministry to the Lord, to our school, and to the church through the music, testimony, and the Word. A two-semester commitment is required. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 3750 Piano Ensemble
An ensemble that studies piano duet, piano duo, and 8-hand (or more) piano literature, both sacred arrangements and classical pieces from various style periods. Piano Ensemble is open to both college and graduate students in a piano concentration. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 3751 Piano Ensemble
An ensemble that studies piano duet, piano duo, and 8-hand (or more) piano literature, both sacred arrangements and classical pieces from various style periods. Piano Ensemble is open to both college and graduate students in a piano concentration. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 3758 Piano Ensemble
An ensemble that studies piano duet, piano duo, and 8-hand (or more) piano literature, both sacred arrangements and classical pieces from various style periods. Piano Ensemble is open to both college and graduate students in a piano concentration. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 7070 Guitar Ensemble
The study and performance of chamber works for guitar ensemble from all style periods as well as works by a variety of contemporary composers. Students will learn principles of balance, orchestration, arranging and queuing as they apply to the performance of music for guitar ensemble. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 7078 Guitar Ensemble
The study and performance of chamber works for guitar ensemble from all style periods as well as works by a variety of contemporary composers. Students will learn principles of balance, orchestration, arranging and queuing as they apply to the performance of music for guitar ensemble. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 7650 Southwestern Singers
A mixed choir that appears in chapel, in concert, and on tour. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 7658 Southwestern Singers
A mixed choir that appears in chapel, in concert, and on tour. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

ENSEM 7750 Piano Ensemble
An ensemble that studies piano duet, piano duo, and 8-hand (or more) piano literature, both sacred arrangements and classical pieces from various style periods. Piano Ensemble is open to both college and graduate students in a piano concentration. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 7751 Piano Ensemble
An ensemble that studies piano duet, piano duo, and 8-hand (or more) piano literature, both sacred arrangements and classical pieces from various style periods. Piano Ensemble is open to both college and graduate students in a piano concentration. Audition required. May be repeated.

ENSEM 7758 Piano Ensemble
An ensemble that studies piano duet, piano duo, and 8-hand (or more) piano literature, both sacred arrangements and classical pieces from various style periods. Piano Ensemble is open to both college and graduate students in a piano concentration. Audition required. May be repeated for credit.

Performance Division

Guitar Class- Seminary

GTRCL 3902 Guitar Pedagogy
A survey of the pedagogical history, literature, and technical methods of the guitar and teaching methods for private and group settings. The course also includes practical methods and procedures for the continuing development of the student's technique, style, and musicianship.

GTRCL 4902 Seminar in Guitar Pedagogy
The study and analysis of scholarly research covering significant pedagogical works from the canon of common practice studies, and an in-depth look at research on ways to maintain the long-term mental and physiological health of students.

GTRCL 4912 Seminar in Guitar Literature
The study of major composers of solo, chamber, and ensemble literature for guitar with an emphasis on historically informed performance practice.

GTRCL 4921 Arranging for Guitar
The study and application of historically informed methods of arranging musical literature for guitar. Includes a required performance of student's original arrangements in guitar master class and performance lab.

GTRCL 7813 Doctoral Seminar in Guitar Pedagogy
A study of common practice pedagogical literature for guitar, which focuses on their technical, interpretive, and physiological implications.

GTRCL 7823 Doctoral Seminar in Guitar Perf Practice
A study of literature from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries for the guitar and other instruments and how it applies to a historically informed performance on the modern classical guitar.

GTRCL 7833 Commercial Contemporary Music for Guitar
A study of modern guitar methods and technology as they apply to modern band music and implications for modern worship.

GTRCL 7843 Teaching Guitar-Related Courses
Extensive study in methods and procedures for teaching guitar-related courses such as technique, guitar literature, and pedagogy at the collegiate level. Students will do presentations that demonstrate mastery of subject content in each area.

GTRCL 7961 Practice Teaching Guitar
Practice teaching under faculty supervision and the observation of guitar faculty teaching.

GTRCL 8862 Doctoral Guitar Document
Preparation of an acceptable research document, the results of which will be validated through the presentation of the doctoral lecture-recital of GTRPR 8892.

Performance Division

Guitar Private Lessons- Semina

GTRPR 1612 Leveling Applied Guitar I
Individual instruction in guitar for students preparing to enter the MACM degree. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 1622 Leveling Applied Guitar II
Individual instruction in guitar for students preparing to enter the MACM degree. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 1632 Leveling Applied Guitar III
Individual instruction in guitar for students preparing to enter the MACM degree. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 1643 Leveling Applied Guitar IV and Recital
Individual instruction in guitar for students preparing to enter the MACM degree and the presentation of a recital containing at least 30 minutes of music. The student must pass a preliminary hearing before the relevant applied faculty. Master class required.

GTRPR 1900 Guitar Master Class
Group performance experience in which the members of each applied teacher's studio gather for performance, instruction, and discussion. Students are also expected to serve in the music and worship ministry of a local church or organization.

GTRPR 2000 Upper Level Examination
Students will present a 20-minute program representing varied styles and periods. Exam will also include technical requirements such as etudes, scales, and sight reading as assigned by professors. Students must pass this course in order to proceed to GTRPR 1752.

GTRPR 4012 M.M.C.M. Guitar I
Applied study for MMCM students. Advanced repertoire from composers of all periods. Permission of department required. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 4022 M.M.C.M. Guitar II
Applied study for MMCM students. Advanced repertoire from composers of all periods. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 4032 M.M.C.M. Guitar III
Applied study for MMCM students. Advanced repertoire from composers of all periods. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 4042 M.M.C.M. Guitar IV and Recital
Applied study for MMCM students and the preparation and presentation of an acceptable fifty-minute graduate recital and the study of additional repertoire. Master class required.

GTRPR 4092 M.M.C.M. Guitar VI/Sr Recital

GTRPR 4712 M.A.C.M. Guitar I
Individual instruction in guitar for MACM students. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 4722 M.A.C.M. Guitar II
Individual instruction in guitar for MACM students. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 4732 M.A.C.M. Guitar III
Individual instruction in guitar for MACM students. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 4743 M.A.C.M. Guitar IV and Recital
Individual instruction in guitar for MACM students and the presentation of a recital containing at least 30 minutes of music. The student must pass a preliminary hearing before the relevant applied faculty. Master class required.

GTRPR 4900 Guitar Master Class
Group performance experience in which the members of each applied teacher's studio gather for performance, instruction, and discussion. Students are also expected to serve in the music and worship ministry of a local church or organization.

GTRPR 4951 Secondary Applied Guitar I
Secondary applied study for worship students. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 4961 Secondary Applied Guitar II
Secondary applied study for worship students. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 5012 Elective Guitar
Elective guitar for all seminary students. Available only when teaching loads permit. Material appropriate to the student's level. Master class and jury not required. This course may not be applied to meet the requirements of a guitar concentration. May be repeated for credit.

GTRPR 7912 Doctoral Guitar I
Applied guitar study for doctoral performance students. Master class and jury required.

GTRPR 7922 Doctoral Guitar II and Solo Recital
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable sixty-minute solo doctoral recital and the study of additional repertoire. Master class required.

GTRPR 7932 Doctoral Guitar III
Applied guitar study for doctoral performance students. Master class and jury required.d.

GTRPR 7942 Doctoral Guitar IV and Ensemble Recital
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable sixty-minute doctoral ensemble recital and the study of additional repertoire. Master class required.

GTRPR 8892 Doctoral Guitar Lecture-Recital
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable sixty-minute doctoral lecture-recital and the study of additional repertoire. Master class required. Prerequisite: GTRCL 8862.

Academic Division

Exams and Cont Enrollment

MUDOC 8010 Colloquium I
Colloquium is a gathering of scholars to explore salient topics in church music ministry, artistic missions, and worship. Colloquium I features a series of presentations by invited professionals from various disciplines. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization. May be repeated.

MUDOC 8012 Colloquium I
Colloquium is a gathering of scholars to explore salient topics in church music ministry, artistic missions, and worship. Colloquium I features a series of presentations by invited professionals from various disciplines. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization. May be repeated for credit.

MUDOC 8020 Colloquium II
Colloquium is a gathering of scholars to explore salient topics in church music ministry, artistic missions, and worship. Colloquium II features a series of presentations by invited doctoral students from the School of Church Music and from various related disciplines. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization. May be repeated.

MUDOC 8022 Colloquium II
Colloquium is a gathering of scholars to explore salient topics in church music ministry, artistic missions, and worship. Colloquium II features a series of presentations by invited doctoral students from the School of Church Music and from various related disciplines. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization. May be repeated for credit.

MUDOC 8060 First Research Language Examination
When the First Research Language Examination is passed, this course number will be posted to the transcript.

MUDOC 8062 First Research Language Examination
When the First Research Language Examination is passed, this course number will be posted to the transcript.

MUDOC 8070 Second Research Language Examination
When the Second Research Language Examination is passed, this course number will be posted to the transcript.

MUDOC 8072 Second Research Language Examination
When the Second Research Language Examination is passed, this course number will be posted to the transcript.

MUDOC 8080 Doctoral Qualifying Examinations
Written and oral examinations covering music history, music ministry, music theory, and the student's area of concentration.

MUDOC 8082 Doctoral Qualifying Examinations
Written and oral examinations covering worship history, theology, congregational song, and music philosophy.

MUDOC 8092 Doctoral Prospectus Defense
When the dissertation prospectus is successfully defended, this course number will be posted to the transcript.

Academic Division

Music History- Seminary

MUHST 1112 Music History I: Antiquity-Renaissance
A study of musical styles and genres from Antiquity through the Renaissance within their historical context. Detailed analysis of selected works. With one-hour listening lab.

MUHST 1122 Music History II: Baroque-Classical
A study of musical styles and genres from the Baroque and Classical eras within their historical context. Detailed analysis of selected works. With one-hour listening lab. Prerequisites: MUTHY 1434 and MUHST 1112.

MUHST 1132 Music History III: 19th Cent to Present
A study of musical styles and genres from the nineteenth century to the present within their historical context. Detailed analysis of selected works. With one-hour listening lab.

MUHST 4002 Great Themes in Music History
A historical survey of musical styles, genres, composers, and their cultural contexts with an emphasis on sacred music. A leveling class for MMWL students.

MUHST 4102 Introduction to Music Research
An introduction to the methodology of scholarly research and writing in music.

MUHST 4132 Music in the Baroque and Classical Periods
Historical survey emphasizing church and choral music. Prerequisite: MUHST 4102 or consent of instructor.

MUHST 4142 Music in the Nineteenth Century
Specialized study in the music of the nineteenth century, focusing on historical context, style characteristics, and analysis of specific works. Prerequisite: MUHST 4102 or consent of instructor.

MUHST 4152 Music in the Twentieth Century
Specialized study in the music of the twentieth century, focusing on historical context, style characteristics, and analysis of specific works. Prerequisite: MUHST 4102 or consent of instructor.

MUHST 4272 Sacred Choral Masterworks
Specialized study of large-scale works from the Renaissance to the present. Prerequisite: MUHST 4102 or consent of instructor.

MUHST 7193 Special Topics in Music History
Advanced research exploring the historical, cultural, and musical contexts of works from selected periods.

Academic Division

Music Ministry- Seminary

MUMIN 4293 MM Thesis in Church Music
The preparation of a thesis in church music under the supervision of a faculty member.

Academic Division

Master's Examinations

MUMST 4950 M.M.W.L. Comprehensive Examinations
Written and oral comprehensive examinations covering the worship ministry areas of the MMWL degree program.

MUMST 4980 M.A.C.M. Comprehensive Examinations
Written and oral comprehensive examinations covering the music ministry area of the MACM degree program.

MUMST 4990 M.M.C.M. Comprehensive Examinations
Written and oral comprehensive examinations covering church music, music theory, music history, and the area of concentration.

MUMST 5000 Master's Thesis/Document in Progress
Continued enrollment for students involved in the research and writing of a thesis or document.

MUMST 5010 M.Div.W.L. Comprehensive Examinations
Written and oral comprehensive examinations for the MDivWL degree program.

Academic Division

Music Theory- Seminary

MUTHY 1414 Theory and Musicianship I
First semester of the MACM music theory sequence. An integrated course involving the study of musical fundamentals, diatonic harmony, and elementary sight singing and ear training, including improvisation of melodic lines. Must be completed with a minimum of 70% to advance to MUTHY 1424.

MUTHY 1424 Theory and Musicianship II
Second semester of the MACM music theory sequence. An integrated course that continues MUTHY 1414, focusing specifically on the identification, analysis, and improvisation of diatonic harmonic progressions and musical phrase structures of the 18th and 19th centuries. Prerequisite: Completion of MUTHY 1414 with a minimum of 70%.

MUTHY 1434 Theory and Musicianship III
Third semester of the MACM music theory sequence. An integrated course involving identification, analysis, and improvisation of chromatic harmony; a study of formal structures of common practice period compositions; and exploration of more advanced sight singing and ear training. Prerequisite: MUTHY 1424.

MUTHY 1444 Theory and Musicianship IV
Fourth semester of the MACM music theory sequence. An integrated course that continues the identification, analysis, and improvisation of chromatic harmony and formal structures in common practice music from MUTHY 1434, as well as explores musical composition of the 20th and 21st centuries. Prerequisite: MUTHY 1434.

MUTHY 1472 Counterpoint
Analysis and writing in the modal style of the sixteenth century and the tonal style of the eighteenth century. Prerequisite: MUTHY 1444.

MUTHY 1482 Instrumentation & Orchestration
A study of instruments and their capabilities, including ranges, transposition, idiomatic techniques, and potential combinations. Prerequisite: MUTHY 1444.

MUTHY 4212 Foundations in Theory & Musicianship I
This course is designed for graduate students who have not had previous music theory training to achieve mastery of the fundamentals of music and to begin to see how those fundamentals shape the way we experience and understand tonal music.

MUTHY 4222 Foundations in Theory & Musicianship II
This course builds upon the knowledge gained in Foundations in Theory and Musicianship I, providing students with practical application of music fundamentals in order to analyze and improvise diatonic harmonic progressions and musical phrase structures.

MUTHY 4432 Theory & Improv for Worship Leaders
This course builds upon traditional, common-practice music theory in order to provide practical application for contemporary music making. This course focuses not only on studying and analyzing popular genres of music, but also on the application of music theory for improvisation within worship settings.

MUTHY 4442 Seminar in Analysis
Advanced study of analytical approaches to music, both tonal and non-tonal. Students will study and utilize Schenkerian and Sonata Theory methodologies for analysis of tonal music. Students will also engage in multiple compositional trends in the 20th century, including atonality, serialism, modal/scalar music, microtonality, and minimalism. Prerequisites: MUTHY 2482, MUTHY 2492, and all assigned leveling courses in music theory.

MUTHY 4501 Applied Theory At the Keyboard
A study in the practical application at the keyboard of theoretical concepts. Areas of instruction include melody harmonization, congregational hymn playing, modulation, transposition, creating and playing from chord charts, and creating hymn introductions. Prerequisite: Completion of all assigned leveling work in music theory and piano.

MUTHY 7423 Seminar in Advanced Tonal Analysis
Advanced analysis of sonata form in tonal music of the common practice period, based on James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy's Elements of Sonata Theory. Literature for study will include music of the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular attention to works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms. Prerequisite: Admission to the DMA/PhD programs or permission of instructor.

MUTHY 7473 Seminar in Theory Pedagogy
This course is designed to provide a survey of methods and materials used in the teaching of undergraduate music theory, as well as how to communicate about musical structure and engage undergraduate students in music theory and analysis.

Performance Division

Organ Private- Seminary

ORGPR 5711 Elective Organ
Elective organ for master's-level students. Available only when teaching loads permit. Material appropriate to the student's level. May not be applied to meet the requirements of an organ concentration. May be repeated for credit.

ORGPR 5721 Elective Organ
Elective organ for master's-level students. Available only when teaching loads permit. Material appropriate to the student's level. May not be applied to meet the requirements of an organ concentration. May be repeated for credit.

ORGPR 5732 Elective Organ
Elective organ for master's-level students. Available only when teaching loads permit. Material appropriate to the student's level. Master class and jury required. May not be applied to meet the requirements of an organ concentration. May be repeated for credit.

ORGPR 5742 Elective Organ
Elective organ for master's-level students. Available only when teaching loads permit. Material appropriate to the student's level. Master class and jury required. May not be applied to meet the requirements of an organ concentration. May be repeated for credit.

ORGPR 7761 Elective Organ
Elective organ for doctoral students. Material appropriate to the student's level. May not be applied to meet the requirements of an organ concentration.

ORGPR 7762 Elective Organ
Elective organ for doctoral students. Material appropriate to the student's level. Master class and jury required. May not be applied to meet the requirements of an organ concentration.

ORGPR 7771 Elective Organ
Elective organ for doctoral students. Material appropriate to the student's level. May not be applied to meet the requirements of an organ concentration. May be repeated for credit.

ORGPR 7772 Elective Organ
Elective organ for doctoral students. Material appropriate to the student's level. Master class and jury required. May not be applied to meet the requirements of an organ concentration.

Academic Division

New Student Orientn

ORIEN 4000 Music School Orientation
Required auditions, placement examinations, and advising for all new music students at the beginning of their first semester of study.

ORIEN 7000 Music School Orientation
Required auditions, placement examinations, and advising for all new music students at the beginning of their first semester of study.

ORIEN 7003 PhD Orientation
Students will meet faculty and other Ph.D. students and attend meetings to orient them to the program and resources available to them during their study.

Performance Division

Orchestral Instrument- Seminar

ORINS 1022 M.A.C.M. Instrument II
Applied study for instrumental performance concentrations in the M.A.C.M. program. Student must be enrolled in an instrumental ensemble. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: ORINS 1012.

ORINS 1032 M.A.C.M. Instrument III
Advanced technical studies and solo materials comparable to upper-level college studies. Student must be enrolled in an instrumental ensemble. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: ORINS 1022.

ORINS 1042 M.A.C.M. Instrument IV
Advanced technical studies and solo materials comparable to upper-level college studies. Student must be enrolled in an instrumental ensemble. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: ORINS 1032.

ORINS 1052 M.A.C.M. Instrument V
Pre-recital semester. Study and performance of advanced solo materials by composers of all periods. Student must be enrolled in an instrumental ensemble. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: ORINS 1042.

ORINS 1062 M.A.C.M. Instrument VI and Senior Recital
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable thirty-minute recital and the study of additional repertoire. Student must be enrolled in an instrumental ensemble. Master class required. Prerequisite: ORINS 1052.

ORINS 1900 Applied Instrument Master Class
All students concentrating in instrumental (non-keyboard) studies will meet weekly for performance and discussion of topics relevant to the students' work. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization.

ORINS 5011 Elective Instrument
Elective instrument open to any seminary student who can demonstrate adequate technical facility on an instrument. Available only when teaching loads permit. Material appropriate to the student's level. May not be applied to meet the requirements of an instrumental concentration. Permission of instructor required. Student must be enrolled in an instrumental ensemble. May be repeated for credit.

ORINS 5021 Elective Instrument
Elective instrument open to any seminary student who can demonstrate adequate technical facility on an instrument. Available only when teaching loads permit. Material appropriate to the student's level. May not be applied to meet the requirements of an instrumental concentration. Permission of instructor required. Student must be enrolled in an instrumental ensemble. May be repeated for credit.

ORINS 5032 Elective Instrument
Elective instrument for M.M. students who were instrumental concentrations on their undergraduate programs. Student must be enrolled in an instrumental ensemble. May be repeated for credit.

Performance Division

Performance Lab- Seminary

PFMLB 1010 Performance Lab
Performance Lab consists of recitals, lectures, workshops, master classes, and other events presented by Southwestern ensembles, faculty, students, and guest artists, lecturers, and ensembles. Students pursuing a master's degree in the School of Church Music are required to complete a specified number of semesters in which they must attend a certain percentage of the scheduled events. May be repeated.

PFMLB 3010 Performance Lab
Performance Lab consists of recitals, lectures, workshops, master classes, and other events presented by Southwestern ensembles, faculty, students, and guest artists, lecturers, and ensembles. Students pursuing a master's degree in the School of Church Music are required to complete a specified number of semesters in which they must attend a certain percentage of the scheduled events. May be repeated.

Performance Division

Piano Class- Seminary

PIACL 3902 Piano Pedagogy
A general survey and evaluation of teaching materials available for children and adult beginners in private lessons and class situations. Practical methods and procedures for the continuing development of technique, style, and musicianship.

PIACL 4872 Seminar in Piano Pedagogy
A general survey and evaluation of teaching materials for children through advanced private applied lessons, group functional piano classes, and masterclass format. Piano pedagogy principles are applied to the private and group teaching of students drawn from the Southwestern Music Academy and the teaching of functional and intermediate/advanced repertoire at the collegiate level.

PIACL 4880 Technical Piano Proficiency
When the Technical Piano Proficiency, which is required of all piano concentrations, is passed, this course number will be posted to the transcript.

PIACL 4882 Seminar in Piano Literature
A survey of the literature for the harpsichord and piano from the dates of their invention to the present. Students will integrate playing, analysis, and lecture activities into a meaningful synthesis.

PIACL 7813 Advanced Seminar in Piano Pedagogy
Extensive study in methods and procedures for teaching at the collegiate level in areas of private applied lessons, group functional piano classes, and masterclass format. Students will do presentations that demonstrate mastery of subject content in each area.

PIACL 7823 Advanced Seminar in Piano Literature
Study of piano literature from designated periods of music history.

PIACL 7833 Advanced Seminar in Collaborative Piano
Extensive study of styles and issues of collaborative piano, including, but not limited to, solo instrumental and vocal accompanying, chamber music, vocal ensembles, and church worship ensembles. Students will perform in various collaborative formats determined by the instructor.

PIACL 7843 Tching Piano-Related Courses in Hghr Edu
Extensive study in methods and procedures for teaching piano-related courses at the collegiate level, such as piano literature and pedagogy. Students will do presentations that demonstrate mastery of subject content in each area.

PIACL 7961 Advanced Piano Pedagogy Development
Piano pedagogy principles are applied to the teaching of beginning through advanced piano in private and group settings. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PIACL 4881 or equivalent.

PIACL 8862 Doctoral Piano Document
Preparation of an acceptable research document, the results of which will be validated through the presentation of the doctoral lecture-recital of PIAPR 8892.

Performance Division

Piano Private Lesson- Seminary

PIAPR 1612 Leveling Applied Piano I
Individual instruction in piano for students preparing to enter the MACM degree. Master class and jury required.

PIAPR 1622 Leveling Applied Piano II
Individual instruction in piano for students preparing to enter the MACM degree. Master class and jury required.

PIAPR 1632 Leveling Applied Piano III
Individual instruction in piano for students preparing to enter the MACM degree. Master class and jury required.

PIAPR 1643 Leveling Applied Piano IV and Recital
Individual instruction in piano for students preparing to enter the MACM degree and the presentation of a recital containing at least 30 minutes of music. The student must pass a preliminary hearing before the relevant applied faculty. Master class required.

PIAPR 1800 Piano Master Class
Group performance experience in which the members of each applied teacher's studio gather for performance, instruction, and discussion. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization.

PIAPR 1812 M.A.C.M. Piano I
All scales in thirds, sixths, and tenths, all arpeggios. Bach fugal pieces, Mozart and Beethoven sonatas, smaller pieces of Romantic composers. Hymn and anthem playing. Master class and jury required. Permission of piano faculty required.

PIAPR 1822 M.A.C.M. Piano II
All scales in thirds, sixths, and tenths, all arpeggios. Bach fugal pieces, Mozart and Beethoven sonatas, smaller pieces of Romantic composers. Hymn and anthem playing. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: PIAPR 1812.

PIAPR 1832 M.A.C.M. Piano III
Advanced technical exercises, larger pieces by composers of all periods. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: PIAPR 1822.

PIAPR 1842 M.A.C.M. Piano IV
Advanced technical exercises, larger pieces by composers of all periods. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: PIAPR 1832.

PIAPR 1852 M.A.C.M. Piano V
Preparation of technical proficiency and standard repertoire. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: PIAPR 1842.

PIAPR 1862 M.A.C.M. Piano VI and Senior Recital
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable forty-five-minute recital and the study of additional repertoire. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: PIAPR 1852.

PIAPR 2000 Upper Level Examination
Students will present a 20-minute program representing varied styles and periods. Exam will also include technical requirements such as etudes, scales, and sight reading as assigned by professors. Students must pass this course in order to proceed to PIAPR 1852.

PIAPR 2711 Piano Foundations I
A class piano course facilitating the development of functional piano skills for non-keyboard music majors. Special emphasis will be given to the area of keyboard theory and technique, sight reading, solo/ensemble repertoire, and creative activities (harmonization, improvisation).

PIAPR 2721 Piano Foundations II
Continues development of the skills begun in PIAPR 2711. Prerequisite: PIAPR 2711 or permission of the piano department.

PIAPR 2731 Piano Foundations III
Continues development of the skills taught in PIAPR 2721. Prerequisite: PIAPR 2721 or permission of the piano department.

PIAPR 2741 Piano Foundations IV
Continues development of skills taught in PIAPR 2731, with added emphasis in accompanying and instrumental, vocal, and choral score reading. At the end of this course, students will be given the opportunity to complete the piano proficiency. Prerequisite: PIAPR 2731 or permission of the piano department. May be repeated for credit.

PIAPR 4712 M.A.C.M. Piano I
Individual instruction in piano for MACM students. Master class and jury required.

PIAPR 4722 M.A.C.M. Piano II
Individual instruction in piano for MACM students. Master class and jury required.

PIAPR 4732 M.A.C.M. Piano III
Individual instruction in piano for MACM students. Master class and jury required.

PIAPR 4743 M.A.C.M. Piano IV and Recital
Individual instruction in piano for MACM students and the presentation of a recital containing at least 30 minutes of music. The student must pass a preliminary hearing before the relevant applied faculty. Master class required.

PIAPR 4800 Piano Master Class
Group performance experience in which the members of each applied teacher's studio gather for performance, instruction, and discussion. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization.

PIAPR 4812 M.M.C.M. Piano I
Advanced repertoire from composers of all periods. Master class and jury required. Permission of piano faculty required. Prerequisite: Undergraduate major in piano or its equivalent.

PIAPR 4822 M.M.C.M. Piano II
Advanced repertoire from composers of all periods. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: PIAPR 4812.

PIAPR 4882 M.M.C.M. Piano III
Preparation of technical proficiency. Repertoire from keyboard works of all periods. Master class and jury required. Students will be evaluated at jury time for PIAPR 4892. Prerequisite: PIAPR 4822.

PIAPR 4892 M.M.C.M. Piano IV and Recital
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable fifty-minute graduate recital and the study of additional repertoire. Master class required. Prerequisite: PIAPR 4882.

PIAPR 4951 Secondary Applied Piano I
Secondary applied study for worship students after completion of Piano Proficiency. Master class and jury required.

PIAPR 4961 Secondary Applied Piano II
Secondary applied study for worship students after completion of Piano Proficiency. Master class and jury required.

PIAPR 5811 Elective Piano
Elective piano for all seminary students. Available only when teaching loads permit. Material appropriate to the student's level. Master class and jury not required. This course may not be applied to meet the requirements of a piano concentration. May be repeated for credit.

PIAPR 5872 Elective Piano
Elective private instruction for students with a piano background. Available only when teaching loads permit. Master class and jury required. This course may not be applied to meet the requirements of a piano concentration. May be repeated for credit.

PIAPR 7800 Piano Master Class
Group performance experience in which the members of each applied teacher's studio gather for performance, instruction, and discussion. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization.

PIAPR 7871 Elective Piano
Elective piano for doctoral students. Material appropriate to the student's level. Master class and jury not required. May be repeated for credit.

PIAPR 7872 Elective Piano
Elective piano for doctoral students. Material appropriate to the student's level. Master class and jury required. May be repeated for credit.

PIAPR 7881 Elective Piano
Elective piano for doctoral students. Material appropriate to the student's level. Master class and jury not required. May be repeated for credit.

PIAPR 7882 Elective Piano
Elective piano for doctoral students. Material appropriate to the student's level. Master class and jury required. May be repeated for credit.

PIAPR 7912 Doctoral Piano I
Applied piano study for doctoral performance students. Master class and jury required.

PIAPR 7922 Doctoral Piano II and Solo Recital
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable sixty-minute solo doctoral recital and the study of additional repertoire. Master class required.

PIAPR 7932 Doctoral Piano III
Applied piano study for doctoral performance students. Master class and jury required.

PIAPR 7942 Doctoral Piano IV and Ensemble Recital
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable sixty-minute ensemble doctoral recital and the study of additional repertoire. Master class required.

PIAPR 8892 Doctoral Piano Lecture-Recital III
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable sixty-minute doctoral lecture-recital and the study of additional repertoire. Prerequisite: PIACL 8862.

Performance Division

Voice Class- Seminary

VOICL 1912 Class Voice I - Music Majors
Class voice for music students. Memorization of songs appropriate to the student's concentration and level of achievement. Completion of the two-semester sequence of Class Voice may be used to satisfy the Voice Proficiency for non-voice concentrations.

VOICL 1922 Class Voice II - Music Majors
Class voice for music students. Memorization of songs appropriate to the student's concentration and level of achievement. Completion of the two-semester sequence of Class Voice may be used to satisfy the Voice Proficiency for non-voice concentrations.

VOICL 3912 Class Voice I - Music Majors
Class voice for music students. Memorization of songs appropriate to the student's concentration and level of achievement. Completion of the two-semester sequence of Class Voice may be used to satisfy the Voice Proficiency for non-voice concentrations.

VOICL 3922 Class Voice II - Music Majors
Class voice for music students. Memorization of songs appropriate to the student's concentration and level of achievement. Completion of the two-semester sequence of Class Voice may be used to satisfy the Voice Proficiency for non-voice concentrations.

VOICL 3952 Diction I: English, Italian and Latin
Introduction to the diction of English, Italian, and Latin based on the International Phonetic Alphabet.

VOICL 3962 Diction II: French and German
Introduction to the diction of French and German based on the International Phonetic Alphabet.

VOICL 4902 Voice Pedagogy
The study of basic techniques and materials used in teaching voice.

VOICL 4908 Opera Workshop
Rehearsal and performance of opera and operetta, and elements of set, costume, and make-up design as well as stagecraft. May be repeated for credit.

VOICL 4911 Seminar in Solo Vocal Literature I
A survey of art song in Italy and Germany. The student does presentations that exemplify stylistic developments of major periods and composers.

VOICL 4921 Seminar in Solo Vocal Literature II
A survey of art song in France, Great Britain, and the United States. The student does presentations that exemplify stylistic developments of major periods and composers.

VOICL 4941 Seminar in Sacred Solo Vocal Literature
A survey of sacred solos, including art songs, cantatas, recitatives and arias from oratorio, and spirituals. The student does presentations that exemplify stylistic developments of major periods and composers.

VOICL 4942 Adv Tech in Voc Ped for Lrg Grps
An advanced study of the analysis and correction of vocal faults with a special emphasis on the application of vocal pedagogical techniques in large group settings.

VOICL 4952 Seminar in Voice Pedagogy
Advanced study of the analysis and correction of voice problems. Prerequisite: VOICL 4902 or permission of instructor.

VOICL 7908 Opera Workshop
Rehearsal and performance of opera and operetta, and elements of set, costume, and make-up design as well as stagecraft. May be repeated for credit.

VOICL 7953 Doctoral Seminar in Voice Pedagogy
Extensive study of the latest research in voice science. May be taken on a directed study basis when the class is not offered. Prerequisite: VOICL 4952 or permission of instructor.

VOICL 7961 Doctoral Practice Teaching Voice
Practice teaching under faculty supervision.

VOICL 7973 Teaching Voice-Related Classes in Higher
Extensive study in methods and procedures for teaching voice-related courses at the collegiate level, such as diction, song literature, and pedagogy. Students will do presentations that demonstrate mastery of subject content in each area.

VOICL 7983 Developmental Repertoire for Singers I
A focused study on technique development in German and Italian art song literature. Students will do presentations on major art song composers that exemplify effective teaching strategies for vocal technique development within German and Italian art song literature

VOICL 7993 Developmental Repertoire for Singers II
A focused study on technique development in French, British, and American art song literature. Students will do presentations on major art song composers that exemplify effective teaching strategies for vocal technique development within French, British, and American art song literature.

VOICL 8962 Doctoral Voice Document
Preparation of an acceptable research document, the results of which will be validated through the presentation of a doctoral lecture-recital in VOIPR 8992.

Performance Division

Voice Private Lesson- Seminary

VOIPR 1612 Leveling Applied Voice I
Individual instruction in voice for students preparing to enter the MACM degree. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 1622 Leveling Applied Voice II
Individual instruction in voice for students preparing to enter the MACM degree. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 1632 Leveling Applied Voice III
Individual instruction in voice for students preparing to enter the MACM degree. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 1643 Leveling Applied Voice IV and Recital
Individual instruction in voice for students preparing to enter the MACM degree and the presentation of a recital containing at least 30 minutes of music. The student must pass a preliminary hearing before the relevant applied faculty. Master class required.

VOIPR 1900 Voice Master Class
Group performance experience in which the members of each applied teacher's studio gather for performance, instruction, and discussion. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization.

VOIPR 1912 M.A.C.M. Voice I
Memorization of works from the standard sacred and secular song literature, including oratorio and cantata arias. Master class and jury required. Two hours.

VOIPR 1922 M.A.C.M. Voice II
Memorization of works from the standard sacred and secular song literature, including oratorio and cantata arias. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: VOIPR 1912 or its equivalent. Two hours.

VOIPR 1932 M.A.C.M. Voice III
Memorization of works from the standard sacred and secular song literature, including oratorio and cantata arias. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: VOIPR 1922 or its equivalent.

VOIPR 1942 M.A.C.M. Voice IV
Memorization of works from the standard sacred and secular song literature, including oratorio and cantata arias. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: VOIPR 1932.

VOIPR 1952 M.A.C.M. Voice V
Pre-recital semester. Memorization of works from the standard sacred and secular song literature, including oratorio and cantata arias. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: VOIPR 1942.

VOIPR 1962 M.A.C.M. Voice VI and Senior Recital
Preparation and presentation of a thirty-minute recital. Master class required. Prerequisite: VOIPR 1952.

VOIPR 4712 M.A.C.M. Voice I
Individual instruction in voice for MACM students. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 4722 M.A.C.M. Voice II
Individual instruction in voice for MACM students. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 4732 M.A.C.M. Voice IIII
Individual instruction in voice for MACM students. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 4743 M.A.C.M. Voice IV and Recital M.A.C.M. Voice VI and Recital
Individual instruction in voice for MACM students and the presentation of a recital containing at least 30 minutes of music. The student must pass a preliminary hearing before the relevant applied faculty. Master class required.

VOIPR 4811 Applied Voice I
Individual instruction in voice for MMWL students. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 4821 Applied Voice II
Individual instruction in voice for MMWL students. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 4831 Applied Voice III
Individual instruction in voice for MMWL students. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 4842 Applied Voice IV/Worship Min Project
Individual instruction in voice for MMWL students and presentation of a 30-40 minute Worship Ministry Project preceded by a 10-12 minute lecture. Students will creatively design a worship service that is biblically faithfully, artistically developed, and musically excellent. The student will assemble and rehearse vocal and instrumental teams, prepare supportive media elements, equip a media team, lead the worship service in a public setting, and deliver a lecture explaining how each element in the service was chosen, how liturgical order/placement of each element was determined, and how each element functions within the overall arc of the service. Master class required.

VOIPR 4852 Graduate Applied Voice I
Individual instruction in voice for BMWS/MMWL students. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 4863 Grad Applied Voice Ii/Worship Min Pro Grad Applied Voice II & Worship Min Proj
Individual instruction in voice for BMWS/MMWL students and presentation of a 30-40 minute Worship Ministry Project preceded by a 10-12 minute lecture. Students will creatively design a worship service that is biblically faithfully, artistically developed, and musically excellent. The student will assemble and rehearse vocal and instrumental teams, prepare supportive media elements, equip a media team, lead the worship service in a public setting, and deliver a lecture explaining how each element in the service was chosen, how liturgical order/placement of each element was determined, and how each element functions within the overall arc of the service. Master class required.

VOIPR 4900 Voice Master Class
Group performance experience in which the members of each applied teacher's studio gather for performance, instruction, and discussion. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization.

VOIPR 4912 M.M.C.M. Voice I
Applied study for MMCM voice performance and pedagogy concentrations. Memorization of sacred and secular songs, including oratorio arias. Master class and jury required.

VOIPR 4922 M.M.C.M. Voice II
Applied study for MMCM voice performance and pedagogy concentrations. Memorization of sacred and secular songs, including oratorio arias. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: VOIPR 4912.

VOIPR 4982 M.M.C.M. Voice III
Applied study for MMCM voice performance and pedagogy concentrations. Memorization of sacred and secular songs, including oratorio arias. Master class and jury required. Prerequisite: VOIPR 4922.

VOIPR 4992 M.M.C.M. Voice IV and Recital
Applied study for MMCM voice performance and pedagogy concentrations. Memorization and presentation of literature for a fifty-minute graduate recital. Master class required. Prerequisite: VOIPR 4982.

VOIPR 5911 Elective Voice
Elective voice for any non-music student involving the study of song literature appropriate to the student's level. Available only when teaching loads permit. No master class or jury required. May be repeated for credit.

VOIPR 5921 Elective Voice
Elective voice for any non-music student involving the study of song literature appropriate to the student's level. Available only when teaching loads permit. No master class or jury required. May be repeated for credit.

VOIPR 5931 Elective Voice
Elective voice for music students. Memorization of standard sacred and secular song literature. Master class required. No jury. May be repeated for credit.

VOIPR 5932 Elective Voice
Elective voice for music students. Memorization of standard sacred and secular song literature. Master class required. No jury. May be repeated for credit.

VOIPR 5941 Elective Voice
Elective voice for music students. Memorization of standard sacred and secular song literature. Master class required. No jury. May be repeated for credit.

VOIPR 5942 Elective Voice
Elective voice for music students. Memorization of standard sacred and secular song literature. Master class required. No jury. May be repeated for credit.

VOIPR 5952 Elective Recital
A balance of sacred and secular song literature will be presented in a recital, given after completion of VOIPR 4961, and at the recommendation of the voice faculty. Master class required.

VOIPR 7812 Doctoral Voice I
Applied study for doctoral voice performance and pedagogy concentration preparing for VOICL 8962, VOIPR 7822, VOIPR 7842, and VOIPR 7852. Preparation of songs from standard sacred and secular literature, 10-12 songs memorized. Master class and 25-minute jury required.

VOIPR 7822 Doctoral Voice II and Solo Recital
Applied study for doctoral voice performance and pedagogy concentration. Continued preparation of songs from standard sacred and secular literature, ten memorized songs, and an acceptable sixty-minute doctoral recital. Master class required; 25-minute jury required if recital not completed within the semester.

VOIPR 7832 Doctoral Voice III
Applied study for doctoral voice performance and pedagogy concentration preparing for VOIPR 7842. Preparation of songs featuring works for solo voice with various instruments will acquaint the singer with a body of literature that lies beyond the confines of art song and require solving problems of ensemble performance. Master class and 25-minute jury required.

VOIPR 7842 Doctoral Voice IV and Chamber Recital
Preparation of this sixty-minute recital, featuring works for solo voice with various instruments, will acquaint the singer with a body of literature that lies beyond the confines of art song and require solving problems of ensemble performance. Master class required.

VOIPR 7852 Doctoral Voice Lecture-Recital
Preparation and presentation of an acceptable sixty-minute doctoral lecture-recital, predominantly of sacred repertoire. Master class required. Prerequisite: VOICL 8962.

VOIPR 7900 Voice Master Class
Group performance experience in which the members of each applied teacher's studio gather for performance, instruction, and discussion. Students are expected to minister in the music program of a local church or organization.

VOIPR 7951 Doctoral Elective Voice
Applied study for any doctoral student. Preparation of songs from standard sacred and secular song literature. Master class required. No jury. May be repeated for credit.

VOIPR 7952 Doctoral Elective Voice
Applied study for any doctoral student. Memorization of songs from standard sacred and secular song literature. Master class required. No jury. May be repeated for credit.

VOIPR 7961 Doctoral Elective Voice
Applied study for any doctoral student. Preparation of songs from standard sacred and secular song literature. Master class required. No jury. May be repeated for credit.

VOIPR 7962 Doctoral Elective Voice
Applied study for any doctoral student. Memorization of songs from standard sacred and secular song literature. Master class required. No jury. May be repeated for credit.

Academic Division

Worship- Seminary

WORSP 4008 Choir Lab
Students in Choir Lab will form a laboratory vocal ensemble for students in CONDG 4522.

WORSP 4018 Techniques in Acoustic Guitar I
A practical laboratory-based course in which the student will learn the common vocabulary and basic techniques of the acoustic guitar and its role in the worship band. Special emphasis will be given to rehearsal techniques related to teaching and equipping acoustic guitar players for effective contributions to worship within the context of the modern rhythm section.

WORSP 4028 Techniques in Bass Guitar I
A practical laboratory-based course in which the student will learn the common vocabulary and basic techniques of the bass guitar and its role in the worship band. Special emphasis will be given to rehearsal techniques related to teaching and equipping bass guitar players for effective contributions to worship within the context of the modern rhythm section.

WORSP 4038 Techniques in Drum Set I
A practical laboratory-based course in which the student will learn the common vocabulary and basic techniques of the drum set and its role in the worship band. Special emphasis will be given to rehearsal techniques related to teaching and equipping drum set players for effective contributions to worship within the context of the modern rhythm section.

WORSP 4048 Techniques in Keyboard I
A practical laboratory-based course in which the student will learn the common vocabulary and basic techniques of the keyboard and its role in the worship band. Special emphasis will be given to rehearsal techniques related to teaching and equipping keyboard players for effective contributions to worship within the context of the modern rhythm section.

WORSP 4058 Techniques in Electric Guitar I
A practical laboratory-based course in which the student will learn the common vocabulary and basic techniques of the electric guitar and its role in the church worship band. Special emphasis will be given to rehearsal techniques related to teaching and equipping keyboard players for effective contributions to worship within the context of the modern rhythm section.

WORSP 4118 Techniques in Acoustic Guitar II
A practical laboratory-based course in which the student will learn advanced vocabulary and advanced techniques of the acoustic guitar and its role in the worship band. Special emphasis will be given to rehearsal techniques related to teaching and equipping acoustic guitar players for effective contributions to worship within the context of the modern rhythm section.

WORSP 4128 Techniques in Bass Guitar II
A practical laboratory-based course in which the student will learn advanced vocabulary and advanced techniques of the bass guitar and its role in the worship band. Special emphasis will be given to rehearsal techniques related to teaching and equipping bass guitar players for effective contributions to worship within the context of the modern rhythm section.

WORSP 4138 Techniques in Drum Set I
A practical laboratory-based course in which the student will learn advanced vocabulary and advanced techniques of the drum set and its role in the worship band. Special emphasis will be given to rehearsal techniques related to teaching and equipping drum set players for effective contributions to worship within the context of the modern rhythm section.

WORSP 4148 Techniques in Keyboard I
A practical laboratory-based course in which the student will learn advanced vocabulary and advanced techniques of the keyboard and its role in the worship band. Special emphasis will be given to rehearsal techniques related to teaching and equipping keyboard players for effective contributions to worship within the context of the modern rhythm section.

WORSP 4158 Advanced Techniques in Electric Guitar
A practical laboratory-based course in which the student will learn advanced vocabulary and advanced techniques of the electric guitar and its role in the worship band. Special emphasis will be given to rehearsal techniques related to teaching and equipping electric guitar players for effective contributions to worship within the context of the modern rhythm section.

WORSP 4222 Congregational Song
A study of the history of the church's corporate song in its biblical, theological, and musical dimensions from the early church to the present day. Students are also expected to serve in the music and worship ministry of a local church or organization.

WORSP 4232 Dynamics of Worship Leadership
A practical study of budgeting, calendaring, purchasing, recruitment, and organizational tools for worship ministry. Special emphasis will be given to the organization and development of a fully orbed worship ministry encompassing choral, instrumental, and other artistic groups of varying ages and configurations.

WORSP 4242 Comp Worship Ministry: Best Practices
A practical study of budgeting, calendaring, purchasing, recruitment, and organizational tools for worship ministry. Special emphasis will be given to the organization and development of a fully orbed worship ministry encompassing choral, instrumental, and other artistic groups of varying ages and configurations.

WORSP 4252 Worship Band Techniques
A practical study of how to build, rehearse, and shepherd modern praise bands and rhythm sections in a variety of styles within small, medium, and large churches.

WORSP 4262 Technology and Media in Worship I
A practical exploration of church audio systems, lighting systems, audio recording software, personnel management software, website design, MIDI, and Finale notation.

WORSP 4272 Children's Music Ministry in the Church
Practical methods for the development of children's choirs in the local church ministry. Specific emphasis is given to educational rehearsal techniques, sequential learning, resources, and best practices relating to children's music ministry.

WORSP 4282 Technology and Media in Worship II
A practical exploration of video production, video editing software, video editing techniques, image magnification, video servers, and live streaming in the context of Christian worship services, broadcast ministry, and outreach ministry applications.

WORSP 4312 Philosophy of Worship Ministry
An exploration of philosophical thought concerning worship/arts in culture, nurture/discipleship, and missions/evangelism in artistic ministry. The ultimate goal of the course is for the student to develop a guiding philosophy of church music ministry. Students are also expected to serve in the music and worship ministry of a local church or organization.

WORSP 4323 The Gathered Church: Theology of Worship
A survey of the scriptural, theological, and historical foundations of corporate worship. Students are also expected to serve in the music and worship ministry of a local church or organization.

WORSP 4330 Field Education
A cooperative partnership between area churches and the School of Church Music and Worship to provide practical, hands-on worship ministry training in the local church context under the supervision of an experienced minister of music and worship.

WORSP 4332 Dynamics of Worship Leadership and Dsgn
A course addressing all aspects of a worship leader's platform ministry, including the crafting of worship services, leading worship services, public speaking, Scripture reading, public prayers, musical cues, transitions, and improvisation in a corporate worship setting.

WORSP 4333 Dynamics of Worship Leadership and Dsgn
A course addressing all aspects of a worship leader's platform ministry, including the crafting of worship services, leading worship services, public speaking, Scripture reading, public prayers, musical cues, transitions, and improvisation in a corporate worship setting.

WORSP 4402 Worship Ministry Project
As part of the requirements for the Master of Arts in Worship Leadership, students will meet with a faculty supervisor to design, conduct, and complete a worship ministry project. Depending on the student's goals, the project may be a practical ministry project or a formal research thesis.

WORSP 4522 Effective Tech in Vocal Ens Ldrshp

WORSP 4602 The Psalms
An exploration of the Psalms as related to personal devotion and leading corporate worship.

WORSP 4700 Colloquium
Colloquium is a gathering of students to engage in thoughtful discourse on various topics in church music ministry, culture, aesthetics, and worship. Meetings include guest speakers, practical discussion, and student presentations. Students are also expected to serve in the music and worship ministry of a local church or organization. May be repeated.

WORSP 4932 Theology of Pedagogy
A study of theological foundations that inform the art and craft of music pedagogy in a Christian educational environment. An overview of historical and philosophical pedagogical influences particularly related to music instruction will be explored as students develop their own theology, philosophy, and methodology of teaching music rooted in a biblical worldview and Trinitarian grace.

WORSP 5493 Survey of Christian Worship
A survey of the most significant literature in the field of Christian worship, including biblical worship, worship history, congregational song, and worship philosophy.

WORSP 5503 Research & Writing in Ch Music & Worship
An introduction to the methodology of scholarly research and writing in worship studies. A study of bibliography, research technology, and methods of research, specifically as they relate to worship studies.

WORSP 5513 Research in Worship History I
Comprehensive study in a focused era of worship history. The primary topic will vary each year; topics may include Hebrew worship, early church worship, worship in the Middle Ages, Reformation worship, Baptist worship, early American worship, and contemporary worship.

WORSP 5514 Research in Worship History I
Comprehensive study in a focused era of worship history. The primary topic will vary each year; topics may include Hebrew worship, early church worship, worship in the Middle Ages, Reformation worship, Baptist worship, early American worship, and contemporary worship.

WORSP 5523 Research in Worship History II
Comprehensive study in a focused era of worship history. The primary topic will vary each year; topics may include Hebrew worship, early church worship, worship in the Middle Ages, Reformation worship, Baptist worship, early American worship, and contemporary worship.

WORSP 5524 Research in Worship History II
Comprehensive study in a focused era of worship history. The primary topic will vary each year; topics may include Hebrew worship, early church worship, worship in the Middle Ages, Reformation worship, Baptist worship, early American worship, and contemporary worship.

WORSP 5533 Research in Theology & Wor I
An extensive examination of how major theological categories (including Theology proper, Ecclesiology, and Christology) and particular doctrinal views affect the theology and practice of Christian worship

WORSP 5534 Research in Theology & Wor I
An extensive examination of how major theological categories (including Theology proper, Ecclesiology, and Christology) and particular doctrinal views affect the theology and practice of Christian worship

WORSP 5543 Research in Theology & Wor II
An extensive examination of how major theological categories (including Pneumatology, Anthropology, and Bibliology) and particular doctrinal views affect the theology and practice of Christian worship.

WORSP 5544 Research in Theology & Wor II
An extensive examination of how major theological categories (including Pneumatology, Anthropology, and Bibliology) and particular doctrinal views affect the theology and practice of Christian worship.

WORSP 5553 Rsrch in Worship & Music Phil
In-depth study and evaluation of influential philosophies of music and their intersection with Christian worship philosophy and practice.

WORSP 5554 Rsrch in Worship & Music Phil
In-depth study and evaluation of influential philosophies of music and their intersection with Christian worship philosophy and practice.

WORSP 5564 Research in Aesthetics
A seminar designed to explore the impact of philosophical thought in aesthetics upon worship philosophy and practice.

WORSP 5574 Research in Culture
An extensive study of culture and contextualization, evaluating contemporary trends with biblical principles and formulating a philosophy of culture in Christian worship in post-Christian western civilization and cross-cultural contexts.

WORSP 5584 Research in Congregational Song I
Comprehensive study in a focused era of congregational song history. The primary topic will vary each year; topics may include congregational song in ancient Israel, the early church, the Middle Ages, Reformation hymnody, British hymnody, American congregational song, and contemporary congregational song.

WORSP 5594 Research in Congregational Song II
Comprehensive study in a focused era of congregational song history. The primary topic will vary each year; topics may include congregational song in ancient Israel, the early church, the Middle Ages, Reformation hymnody, British hymnody, American congregational song, and contemporary congregational song.

WORSP 5904 Th.M. Thesis in Worship
Students research and complete a thesis in the field of worship studies under faculty supervision.

WORSP 5990 Th.M. Comprehensive Examinati
In the final semester of Th.M. studies, the student will take a written comprehensive exam prepared and administered by the student's supervisor. The exam covers the scope of the worship concentration, taking into account the courses completed in the concentration.

WORSP 7493 Survey of Christian Worship
A survey of the most significant literature in the field of Christian worship, including biblical worship, worship history, congregational song, and worship philosophy. Three hours.

WORSP 7503 Research & Writing in Ch Music & Worship
An introduction to the methodology of scholarly research and writing in worship studies. A study of bibliography, research technology, and methods of research, specifically as they relate to worship studies.

WORSP 7514 Research in Worship History I
Comprehensive study in a focused era of worship history. The primary topic will vary each year; topics may include Hebrew worship, early church worship, worship in the Middle Ages, Reformation worship, Baptist worship, early American worship, and contemporary worship.

WORSP 7524 Research in Worship History II
Comprehensive study in a focused era of worship history. The primary topic will vary each year; topics may include Hebrew worship, early church worship, worship in the Middle Ages, Reformation worship, Baptist worship, early American worship, and contemporary worship.

WORSP 7534 Research in Theology & Wor I
An extensive examination of how major theological categories (including Theology proper, Ecclesiology, and Christology) and particular doctrinal views affect the theology and practice of Christian worship

WORSP 7544 Research in Theology & Wor II
An extensive examination of how major theological categories (including Pneumatology, Anthropology, and Bibliology) and particular doctrinal views affect the theology and practice of Christian worship.

WORSP 7554 Rsrch in Worship & Music Phil
In-depth study and evaluation of influential philosophies of music and their intersection with Christian worship philosophy and practice.

WORSP 7564 Research in Aesthetics
A seminar designed to explore the impact of philosophical thought in aesthetics upon worship philosophy and practice.

WORSP 7574 Research in Culture
An extensive study of culture and contextualization, evaluating contemporary trends with biblical principles and formulating a philosophy of culture in Christian worship in post-Christian western civilization and cross-cultural contexts.

WORSP 7584 Research in Congregational Song I
Comprehensive study in a focused era of congregational song history. The primary topic will vary each year; topics may include congregational song in ancient Israel, the early church, the Middle Ages, Reformation hymnody, British hymnody, American congregational song, and contemporary congregational song.

WORSP 7594 Research in Congregational Song II
Comprehensive study in a focused era of congregational song history. The primary topic will vary each year; topics may include congregational song in ancient Israel, the early church, the Middle Ages, Reformation hymnody, British hymnody, American congregational song, and contemporary congregational song.

WORSP 7603 Teaching in Church Music & Worship High
Designed to assist worship studies professionals in gaining appropriate information and skills for launching effective careers in worship teaching and ministry. Subjects may include securing a position, understanding higher education, various approaches to research resulting in publishing and scholarly presentations, curriculum and course design, teaching effectiveness, and education administration.

WORSP 7613 Special Research in Worship Studies
A directed study with a faculty member in a focused area of worship studies of interest to the student with the goal of preparing a prospectus for the dissertation. The student will produce a thorough literature review and survey of the chosen topic under the direction of the faculty advisor.

WORSP 7932 Theology of Pedagogy
A study of theological foundations that inform the art and craft of music pedagogy in a Christian educational environment. An overview of historical and philosophical pedagogical influences particularly related to music instruction will be explored as students develop their own theology, philosophy, and methodology of teaching music rooted in a biblical worldview and Trinitarian grace.

WORSP 8026 Doctoral Dissertation in Worship
The preparation of a dissertation in worship under the supervision of a faculty member.

WORSP 8116 Dissertation in Church Music and Worship
The preparation of a dissertation in church music and worship under the supervision of a faculty member.