Worship & Music Studies Program

Course Descriptions 

 

APMU 1211 GROUP PIANO I    (1 hour)

This course for the non-keyboard music major is designed to develop functional piano skills. Keyboard theory and technique, sight-reading, solo-ensemble repertoire, and creative activities (harmonization, improvisation) will be emphasized.

APMU 1221 GROUP PIANO II  (1 hour)

This course for the non-keyboard music major is designed to develop functional piano skills. Keyboard theory and technique, sight-reading, solo-ensemble repertoire, and creative activities (harmonization, improvisation) will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: APMU 1211 or permission of the instructor. 

APMU 1321-2 VOICE FOR MUSIC MAJORS   (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private voice instruction designed for music students.  Before enrollment students must demonstrate proficiency which is appropriate for a music major.  Students may enroll for one or two hours credit.  This course may be repeated up to a maximum of four credit hours for each level. 

APMU 1412 GROUP GUITAR I  (2 hours)

This course introduces students to basic guitar chords and basic strumming patterns with attention given to beginning guitar literature. 

APMU 1422 GROUP GUITAR II   (1 hour)

This course is a continuation of APMU 1412.  Students should know how to play comfortably in the Keys of D, G and A major. Experiences in reading traditional notation and tab notation continue with more time given to transposition and new strumming patterns.  Prerequisite: APMU 1412 or permission of the instructor. 

APMU 1521-2 PIANO FOR MUSIC MAJORS  (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private piano instruction designed for music students. Before enrollment students must demonstrate proficiency which is appropriate for a music major. Students may enroll for one or two hours credit.  This course may be repeated up to a maximum of four credit hours for each level. 

APMU 1711-2 INSTRUMENTS   (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private instruction designed for music students or to improve the skills of non-music majors.  This course may include private instruction on a variety of instruments.  This course may be repeated. 

APMU 2211 GROUP PIANO III   (1 hour)

This course for the non-keyboard music major is designed to develop functional piano skills. Keyboard theory and technique, sight-reading, solo-ensemble repertoire, and creative activities (harmonization, improvisation) will be emphasized.  Prerequisite: APMU 1221 or permission of the instructor. 

APMU 2221 GROUP PIANO IV  (1 hour)

This course for the non-keyboard music major is designed to develop functional piano skills. Keyboard theory and technique, sight-reading, solo-ensemble repertoire, and creative activities (harmonization, improvisation) will be emphasized.  Special emphasis is placed on sight-reading, accompanying, and instrumental and vocal-choral score reading.  Prerequisite: APMU 2211 or permission of the instructor. 

APMU 2321-2 VOICE FOR MUSIC MAJORS   (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private voice instruction designed for music students.  Before enrollment students must demonstrate proficiency which is appropriate for a music major.  Students may enroll for one or two hours credit.  This course may be repeated up to a maximum of four credit hours for each level. 

APMU 2521-2 PIANO FOR MUSIC MAJORS  (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private piano instruction designed for music students. Before enrollment students must demonstrate proficiency which is appropriate for a music major. Students may enroll for one or two hours credit.  This course may be repeated up to a maximum of four credit hours for each level. 

APMU 2711-2 INSTRUMENTS   (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private instruction designed for music students or to improve the skills of non-music majors.  This course may include private instruction on a variety of instruments.  This course may be repeated. 

APMU 3321-2 VOICE FOR MUSIC MAJORS  (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private voice instruction designed for music students.  Before enrollment students must demonstrate proficiency which is appropriate for a music major.  Students may enroll for one or two hours credit.  This course may be repeated up to a maximum of four credit hours for each level. 

APMU 3521-2 PIANO FOR MUSIC MAJORS (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private piano instruction designed for music students. Before enrollment students must demonstrate proficiency which is appropriate for a music major. Students may enroll for one or two hours credit.  This course may be repeated up to a maximum of four credit hours for each level. 

APMU 3711-2 INSTRUMENTS  (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private instruction designed for music students or to improve the skills of non-music majors.  This course may include private instruction on a variety of instruments.  This course may be repeated. 

APMU 4111 SENIOR RECITAL  (1 hour)

This course involves preparation and performance of a public recital by students in the bachelor degree program.  Prerequisite: APMU 3000 and permission of the instructor. 

APMU 4321-2 VOICE FOR MUSIC MAJORS  (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private voice instruction designed for music students.  Before enrollment students must demonstrate proficiency which is appropriate for a music major.  Students may enroll for one or two hours credit.  This course may be repeated up to a maximum of four credit hours for each level. 

APMU 4521-2 PIANO FOR MUSIC MAJORS  (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private piano instruction designed for music students. Before enrollment students must demonstrate proficiency which is appropriate for a music major. Students may enroll for one or two hours credit.  This course may be repeated up to a maximum of four credit hours for each level. 

APMU 4711-2 INSTRUMENTS  (1-2 hours)

This course consists of private instruction designed for music students or to improve the skills of non-music majors.  This course may include private instruction on a variety of instruments.  This course may be repeated. 

CMIN 4442 MINISTRY INTERNSHIP   (2 hours)

This course is designed to provide the ministerial student with practical experience and on-the-job training through involvement in the work and ministry of a local church on a regular basis.  Classroom time is devoted to discussion and analysis of the student’s church involvement. The course may be repeated.  Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor. 

LEAD 3823 CONCEPTS OF LEADERSHIP (3 hours)

This course is a study of the concepts of leadership presented in the Scriptures with the goal of maximizing leadership potential. 

MUSI 1501 AURAL SKILLS I    (1 hour)

This course is a study of simple melodic and rhythmic patterns, isolated and in the context of literature, to the end of aural perception and vocal reading of same. Co-requisite: MUSI 1503. 

MUSI 1503 MUSICAL STRUCTURES I  (3 hours)

This course is a study of the basic materials of music as a necessary preparation for the study of music theory.  These factors will be approached through written, aural, oral, sensitivity, keyboard, and analysis drills. Co-requisite: MUSI 1501. 

MUSI 1601 AURAL SKILLS II  (1 hour)

This course is a study of simple melodic and rhythmic patterns, isolated and in the context of literature, to the end of aural perception and vocal reading of same. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1501. Co-requisite: MUSI 1603. 

MUSI 1603 MUSICAL STRUCTURES II  (3 hours)

This course is an overview of the common practice periods through writing, analysis, aural perception, and keyboard.  Prerequisite: MUSI 1503.  Co-requisite: MUSI 1601. 

MUSI 2221 CONCERT CHORALE  (1 hour)

This course provides opportunity for the student to develop correct practice in group singing and a high regard for the place of music in public worship. This course is for freshmen and sophomores.  The course may be repeated. 

MUSI 2501 AURAL SKILLS III  (1 hour)

This course is a study of moderately difficult rhythms and melodies in the context of illustrative eighteenth and nineteenth century styles, aural perception, vocal reading, and analysis.  Prerequisite: MUSI 1601. Co-requisite: MUSI 2503.

MUSI 2503 MUSICAL STRUCTURES III (3 hours)

This course is a study of the traditional harmonic practices of the eighteenth and nineteenth century through writing, analysis, aural perception, and keyboard. Prerequisite:  MUSI 1603. Co-requisite: MUSI 2501. 

MUSI 2601 AURAL SKILLS IV (1 hour)

This course is a study of rhythms and melodies as used by late nineteenth and twentieth century composers, aural perception, vocal reading, and analysis.  Prerequisite:  MUSI 2501. Co-requisite: MUSI 2603. 

MUSI 2603 MUSICAL STRUCTURES IV (3 hours)

This course is a study of late nineteenth century harmonic practices and twentieth century idioms through writing, analysis, aural perception, and keyboard.   Prerequisite: MUSI 2503. Co-requisite: MUSI 2601. 

MUSI 3143 CHORAL CONDUCTING  (3 hours)

This course is a study in fundamental theory of music and the conventional and advanced conducting beats.  Individual demonstration is stressed.  It seeks to prepare the student for leading congregational worship as well as training and preparing for a choral group. 

MUSI 4221 CONCERT CHORALE  (1 hour)

This course provides opportunity for the student to develop correct practice in group singing and a high regard for the place of music in public worship. This course is for juniors and seniors. The course may be repeated. Prerequisite: 2 semesters of MUSI 2221 and/or CMIN/WRSP 2001 

MUSI 4413 MUSIC HISTORY I  (3 hours)

This course is a study of the forms, styles, and composers through the Baroque Era using directed listening to develop basic criteria for understanding music. 

MUSI 4423 MUSIC HISTORY II  (3 hours)

This course is a study of the forms, styles, and composers of the Preclassical Era to the present using directed listening to develop basic criteria for understanding music. 

WRSP 2001 WORSHIP LEADERSHIP  (1 hour)

This course is designed to involve students in the planning and implementation of worship services in the campus schedule.  Students will be assigned individual responsibilities and work in a collaborative environment. Permission of the instructor is required. Cross-listed as CMIN 2001. 

WRSP 2212 INTRODUCTION TO WORSHIP STUDIES  (2 hours)

This course is an introductory study of Christian worship.  Application is made to worship as a lifestyle integrated into the community life of congregational worship in the church.  Time is spent discerning what is meant by biblical worship and how it is enacted philosophically and practically in a worship service. 

WRSP 3123 DYNAMICS OF INSTRUMENTAL WORSHIP  (3 hours)

This is a study of the principles of the development and performance practice of instrumental music in the traditional and non-traditional worship service. Students learn the importance of building the rhythm section.  Additional time is spent on rehearsal and performance techniques for building and directing praise band, rhythm section with small, medium and large orchestra, and praise band with vocal ensemble. 

WRSP 3133 DYNAMICS OF WORSHIP LEADING (3 hours)

This course is a study of worship methods that deals with principles and processes of building a music program for the traditional and non-traditional worship service. Attention is given to pedagogy of vocal groups for adult singers.  Students also learn the development, role, and repertoire of large and small ensembles in the worship service. 

WRSP 3213 WORSHIP TECHNOLOGY  (3 hours)

This course is a study of sound, presentation software, lighting, and computer competencies for the use of Finale music notation software in the church music and Christian Music Industry setting.  This includes, but is not limited to, the creation of: lead sheets, piano-vocal, guitar, praise band, choral charts and full orchestration.  Musical knowledge is combined with technological skill in entering music notation and producing written music of a publishing level. Prerequisite: MUSI 1503 and MUSI 1603. 

WRSP 3222 CREATIVE WORSHIP  (2 hours)

This course is a biblical study of worship as it relates to engaging the whole person as heart, soul, mind, and strength.  Application is made to creative planning in lighting design, audio and video production, presentation software, banners, staging, and a variety of multi-media possibilities. Prerequisite:  WRSP 2212. 

WRSP 4243 ARRANGING FOR CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP (3 hours)

This course is a study of the basics of arranging for a small ensemble focusing on contemporary worship styles.  Two areas covered: (1) a study of the principles of arranging for, coordinating, and directing a contemporary vocal ensemble, and (2) proper instrumental arranging, both independent of, and in accompaniment of vocal ensembles.  Prerequisite:  MUSI 1503, MUSI 1603, MUSI 2503, MUSI 2603. 

WRSP 4423 PLANNING & CONDUCTING PUBLIC WORSHIP (3 hours)

This course is a Biblical, theological, and practical study of public worship. The principles of worship design are studied, including a survey of various historical and contemporary models for corporate worship, elements of the worship program, how to plan an effective worship service, how to adapt to various types of churches, and the responsibility of the pastor and other leaders in planning and leading church worship services.