Dr. Amy Bombard, Chair
The performing arts department provides opportunities for students to learn how to communicate effectively through music and dramatic performance. Practical, biblically integrated programs prepare students for both graduate school and job opportunities in Christian organizations and secular businesses. Speech training enhances any area of study by developing responsible oral communication skills and increasing one’s overall possibility of success. Therefore,
all students take at least one semester of speech.
Bachelor of Arts Degree
The purpose of the music major is to equip students with a comprehensive
approach to technique, musicianship, and communication
to honor the Lord through music.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the music program will be able to
- communicate concisely and effectively about music in oral and
written forms reflecting a biblical worldview;
- produce public music performances showing appropriate proficiency;
- demonstrate a working knowledge of harmonic principles, form
and analysis, and aural skills; and
- employ pedagogical techniques for music students of various levels.
Performance Studies Major
The purpose of the performance studies major is to train students
to effectively communicate with an audience as a Christian performer.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the performance studies program
will be able to
- develop a repertoire that reflects a biblical worldview of dramatic
- incorporate credible research and analysis in platform presentations;
- interpret literature, communicating with textual integrity, intellectual
understanding, emotional sensitivity, and vivid characterizations;
- demonstrate a control of vocal technique and nonverbal communication;
- stage platform presentations which are aesthetically pleasing.