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Master of Church Music

Master of Church Music

Students under the Master of Church Music degree program will develop or further develop both their church music competencies and biblical knowledge. They will have relatively equal proportions of performance study, supportive classes in music, and general biblical classes.

Graduates of this program will be competent in understanding the music ministry, planning creative worship services, playing instruments (especially the piano), singing (voice), musical performances and musicianship, teaching general music classes whether in a church or a school setting.

This degree program offers three concentrations:

• Voice Major

• Conducting Major

• Ministry Leadership Major


This track is designed for students who have baccalaureate degrees other than Bachelor of Church Music or its equivalent.

Music students are required to take performance laboratory every semester they are enrolled in applied music. Performance laboratory will be on the sixth (regular) and the thirteenth (jury) Thursday of the semester.

Both Applied Piano and Voice are mandatory, but the student may choose freely which one to take for the additional required four units of applied music. However, those without sufficient piano or voice proficiency will be required to take additional credits in these areas.

The student is required to undergo internship. This will be arranged by the Supervised Ministry Program Director in consultation with the Music Department Director. Music ministry is expected.


OT 1 —Old Testament 1

NT 1 —New Testament 1

CE 1 —Educational Ministry of the Church

MI 1 —Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

MM 1 —Introduction to Worship

PC 1 —Pastoral Care and Counseling

RD 1 —Research and Design

SMP Supervised Ministry Program (6 units)

SMP—Internship (4 units)

RD 0 —Theological Thinking and Writing

MC 4 —Period Music and Basic Language

MC 5 —Research and Analysis of Recital Music

MC 6 —Conducting Major Recital

MV 2 —Vocal Pedagogy, Literature and Diction

MV 3 —Research and Analysis of Recital Music

MV 4 —Voice Major Recital

MM 3 —Music Administration and S.E.E.

MM 4 —Ministry Leadership Research

MM 5 —Lecture-Group-Curriculum Recital

CH 2 —Baptist History & Distinctive

ET 1 —Christian Ethics

TH 1 —Christian Theology 1

TH 6 —Theology of Worship

MC 1 —Choral Conducting

MC 2 —Choral Techniques

MC 3 —Conducting Instrumental Ensembles

MM 2 —Children’s Choir

MT 1 —Fundamentals of Music Theory

MT 2 —Harmony and Basic Composition

MH 1 —Western Music History

MH 2 —Hymnody and Contemporary Music

MH 3 —Asian Music 1

MP 1 —Service Playing

MV 1 —Voice Principles and Pedagogy

MTs 1 —Musicianship 1 (2 units)

MTs 2 —Musicianship 2 (2 units)

ME 1 —Tanglaw (1 unit)

ME 2 —Tanglaw (1 unit)

ME 3 —Tanglaw (1 unit)

ME 4 —Tanglaw (1 unit)

ME 5 —Vocal/Instrumental

Ensemble (1 unit)

ME 6 —Recital Choir (1 unit)

MAP 1 —Applied Piano 1 (2 units)

MAP 2 —Applied Piano 2 (2 units)

MAV 1 —Applied Voice 1 (2 units)

MAV 2 —Applied Voice 2 (2 units)

Additional Applied (Keyboard, Drums, Guitar, etc.) (4 units)