Church Music

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CM 509 Seminar in Church Music (3) Offered Summer odd. This course is designed to provide the church musician with basic theory concepts and songleading techniques. Students will also receive an introduction to a variety of music issues.

CM 510 Philosophy of Church Music (2) Offered Summer even. Students learn biblical principles for the evaluation and use of music and develop a personal, written philosophy for use in their music ministry. Included in the course will be thorough research and study of relevant scriptural passages.

CM 532 Advanced Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques (2) Offered Summer odd. This is an intensive, practical study designed to develop the student’s manual skills, rehearsal methods, and choral techniques for directing choirs.

CM 535 Graded Choirs (2) Offered Summer even. Students learn how to structure and implement a graded choir program in the local church. Individual emphasis is given to each age group from beginner through high school.

CM 544 Sacred Literature (3) Offered Summer even. Students research, catalog, and evaluate sacred literature which is appropriate for the music program of a Bible-believing church.

CM 552 Advanced Vocal Communication (2) Offered Summer odd. Students learn methods and techniques of vocal production, particularly as they relate to choral singing. Advanced principles of interpretation and projection, including teaching methods for groups will be studied.