2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music for Worship Arts and Ministry, BA

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The Music for Worship Arts and Ministry major program is designed to prepare students for worship ministry in the highly eclectic culture of the modern evangelical church. The program is built to fully equip worship leaders/pastors to be musically excellent and stylistically versatile, proficient in pastoral and professional skills, and committed to the scriptural calling of servant leadership in the example of Christ.  To earn a major in Music for Worship arts students must also declare and complete all requirements for the minor in Christian Ministries.  The major and minor together is a ninety (90) unit program.

Traditional Major Program Requirements (75 units)


*Piano Proficiency Requirements and Exemptions: Pianists who pass all fifteen (15) skills of Piano Proficiency (Division III) may be exempt from MUS 015  and 025 . Students must stay enrolled in Class Piano for Worship Arts and Commercial Music until Piano Proficiency is completed.

Private Instruction Requirements


**Private Instruction Requirements: Students must stay enrolled in Private Instruction: Voice AND Private Instruction: Piano OR Private Instruction: Guitar until Level 3 of the Worship Arts Proficiency is completed.

Christian Studies Minor Requirements

Student must declare and complete all requirements for the Christian Studies minor, including the following courses:

Christian Studies Courses: CST 110, 130, 350, 360*, and 370

Upper Division Elective Requirements (three units from the following): PHI 303, 324, 343, 353, 433

* MUS 360 Theology, History, and Practice of Worship is an approved variance for CST 360 Church History (3 units) in the Christian Studies Minor.

Optional Concentrations (12 units)

Students can earn an optional concentration in the following areas: Jazz Studies; Keyboard Collaborative Arts; Live Music Production (MD); Songwriting; Studio Production; Worship Tech

Each optional concentration requires the completion of a minimum of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major.

Note: Music for Worship Arts and Ministry majors may not complete the Worship Arts concentration.

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