Bachelor of Music in Performance

The Bachelor of Music in Performance is a comprehensive music degree that is supported by a track in general and theological studies. This degree is structured to develop musicians who will utilize their talent to serve and lead in churches, concert halls, missions, or school settings. Students choose an applied concentration in voice, piano, or guitar. Students successfully completing this performance degree may choose to continue their preparation at the graduate level in music performance or church music.

All students in the School of Church Music and Worship are required to minister in the music program of a local church or organization during the time they are enrolled in their degree programs.

Course Title Course Number Hours

Music Common Hours

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
Counterpoint THY 4202   2
Musics of the World MHS 2002   2
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
Conducting I CON 3622   2
Biblical Foundations of Worship WOR 1102   2
Culture, Philosophy, and Worship WOR 3222   2
Technology for Worship I WOR 3232   2
Texas Baptist College Choir (first four semesters of study) ENS 1008   2
Southwestern Singers (second four semesters of study) ENS 1028   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

Students who do not pass the Voice Proficiency audition will take VOI 2402 and 2502 to satisfy the Voice Proficiency.

Performance Lab (eight semesters) PFL 1100   0
  Total   38


Students must select a concentration in voice, piano, or guitar. 46

General Studies

General Education Core
English I - Introduction to Academic Writing ENG 1113   3
English II - Advanced Academic Writing ENG 1213   3
Natural Science NAS 4203   3
Critical Thinking REA 1153   3
Introduction to Christian Ethics SOS 3313   3
Evangelism EVA 2213    3
Spiritual Formation BIB 1013    3
Chapel (six semesters)
CHP 1000
Biblical and Theological Studies
Old Testament I OTS 1113   3
Old Testament II OTS 1123   3
New Testament I NTS 2113   3
New Testament II NTS 2123   3
Biblical Theology BIB 1173    3
Systematic Theology I THE 3033   3
Systematic Theology II THE 4033   3
Systematic Theology III THE 4043   3
  Total   45
  Degree Total   129