Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is intended for students who desire music studies on a less intensive track of study with a greater emphasis on biblical and historical studies. The goal of the degree is to train each student to be a well-rounded musician who will be equipped with an appreciation of musical style and an understanding of music history, music theory, and theology. 

Course Title Course Number Hours

Music Core

Theory and Musicianship I THY 1104 4
Theory and Musicianship II THY 1204 4
Theory and Musicianship III THY 2104 4
Theory and Musicianship IV THY 2204 4
Music History I: Antiquity-Renaissance MHS 2102 2
Music History II: Baroque-Classical MHS 2202 2
Music History III: Nineteenth Century to Present MHS 2302 2
Platform Leadership for the Musician WOR 1100 0
Biblical Foundations of Worship WOR 1102 2
Conducting I CON 3622 2
Auditioned Ensemble1 (four semesters) ENS 1xx8 2
Southwestern Master Chorale (four semesters) ENS 1108 2
Piano Proficiency (students may need to complete Piano Foundations I-IV in preparation for PIA 1500) PIA 1500 0
Voice Proficiency VOI 1500 0

Non-voice concentration students who do not pass the Voice Proficiency audition will take VOI 2402 and 2502 to satisfy the Voice Proficiency.

   

Voice concentration students who do not pass the Voice Proficiency audition will take VOI 2401 and VOI 1501 concurrently before proceeding to VOI 1102.

   
Performance Lab (eight semesters)  PFL 1100 0
Applied Study
8 semesters of 1 credit each of one of the following (must enroll concurrently in Master Class)
Applied Instrument (must be a standard orchestral instrument or guitar) INS 1101, 1201, 2101, 2201, 3101, 3201, 4101, 4201 8
Applied Organ  ORG 1101, 1201, 2101, 2201, 3101, 3201, 4101, 4201 8
Applied Piano PIA 1101, 1201, 2101, 2201, 3101, 3201, 4101, 4201 8
Applied Voice VOI 1101, 1201, 2101, 2201, 3101, 3201, 4101, 4201 8

Mid-Qualifying Approval

INS 2010, ORG 2010, PIA 2010, or VOI 2010

0

Senior Recital or Senior Worship Program INS 4010, ORG 4010, PIA 4010, VOI 4010, or WOR 4000 0
Electives    
Select two practicum courses:  Select two:  
Practicum: Contemporary Leadership and Resources WOR 3321 1
Practicum: Leading Small Vocal Ensembles in Worship WOR 3341 1
Practicum: Leading Small Instrumental Groups in Worship WOR 3351 1
Practicum: Administration and Finance in Ministry WOR 3381 1
Practicum: The Arts in Worship WOR 3471 1
Practicum: Artistic Outreach and Productions WOR 3481 1
Practicum: Media in Worship WOR 3491 1
     
Select two courses: Select two:  
Arranging COM 4112 2
Song Writing for Corporate Worship COM 4232 2
Commercial Styles COM 4242 2
Conducting II: Choral CON 3632 2
Conducting II: Instrumental CON 3642 2
Instrumentation and Orchestration THY 4112 2
Congregational Worship Music WOR 2102 2
Culture, Philosophy, and Worship WOR 3222 2

History, Life, and Thought

Meaning, Vocation, and Flourishing IDE 1053   3
Great Ideas of the Ancient World IDE 1153   3
Great Ideas of the Medieval World IDE 2153   3
Great Ideas of the Renaissance World IDE 2163   3
Great Ideas of the Modern World IDE 3153   3
Critical Thinking and Worldview REA 1153   3
Historical Perspectives HIS 1103   3
World Religions HIS 2103   3
English I - Introduction to Academic Writing ENG 1113   3
English II - Advanced Academic Writing ENG 1213   3
Literary Perspectives/Interpretation ENG 2103   3
Natural Science NAS 4203   3
Contemporary Social Issues SOS 4113   3
Free Electives     21
       

Biblical and Theological Studies

Bible Study Methods BIB 1103   3
Old Testament I OTS 1113   3
Old Testament II OTS 1123   3
New Testament I NTS 2113   3
New Testament II NTS 2123   3
Systematic Theology I THE 3033   3
Systematic Theology II THE 4033   3
Systematic Theology III THE 4043   3
Personal Evangelism EVA 2201   1
International Mission Trip MIS 3201   1
Chapel CHP 1000   (six semesters)
       
  Total   130

 

1The student will choose from the following auditioned ensembles: Chamber Orchestra, Combo Lab, Guitar Ensemble, Orchestra, Southwestern Brass, Southwestern Singers, Southwestern Master Chorale, Southwestern Worship Band (no more than two semesters), String Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble.