Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music
The undergraduate Sacred Music program is designed for students who are preparing for professional careers in church music. The curriculum provides courses in theological, liturgical, sociological, and practical dimensions of music ministry and requires at least one year of supervised field education in an affiliate church.
Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music (126 semester hours)
|Choirs and Conducting||
|CR109||Chapel Choir (2 terms)||2 (1 per term)|
|CR209||Schola Cantorum (2 terms)||2 (1 per term)|
|CR509||Symphonic Choir (4 terms)||4 (1 per term)|
Fundamentals of Conducting
|CR315||Techniques of Conducting||3|
|Applied Music and Diction||24|
|Voice, Organ, or Voice Primary (8 terms)||16 (2 per term)|
Voice or Piano Secondary (4 terms)
|4 (1 per term)|
|VC115||English & Italian Diction||2|
|VC116||French & German Diction *1||2|
|Theory and Music History||33|
|TH141/142/241||Musicianship I/II/III||12 (4 perm)|
|Theory level I elective||3|
|Theory level II elective||3|
|MH247/248||Music Historiography I/II (2 courses)||6 (3 per term)|
|MH345||Music History Since 1900||3|
|Music History elective||3|
|SM121||Survey of Sacred Music Literature||3|
|SM122||Worship and Theology||3|
|SM340||Church Field Education (2 terms)||2 (1 per term)|
|SM511||Sacred Music Lab (4 terms)||0|
Colloquium in Sacred Music (4 terms)
|8 (2 per term)|
|SM541||Conducting in Church Choirs: Pedagogy and Management||3|
|Arts and Sciences||30|
|Foreign Language I/II/III/IV (4 courses) *2||12 (2 per term)|
|Biblical studies elective||3|
|Social/Behavioral/Natural Science elective||3|
|Arts & Sciences electives (2 courses)||6|
Free electives *3
- Attendance is required of all undergraduate Sacred Music majors at weekly Lab or Colloquium meetings during every semester of enrollment, up to a total of 4 semesters for SM511(Lab) and up to a total of 4 semesters for SM531 (Colloquium).
- Attendance is required of all graduate Sacred Music majors at weekly Lab (SM511) up to a total of 2 semesters.
- Non-voice primary students may substitute two credits of free electives for VC116.
- Completion of French, German, Italian, Latin, or Spanish IV is required. If students are exempted from one or more semesters of foreign language study, they must replace the missing credits with other Arts & Sciences electives.