Master of Arts Degree in Music
Master of Arts Degree [M.A.]
The purpose of this degree is to produce Christian musicians that implement
strong technical, musical, and communication skills to honor the
Lord through music.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the music program will be able to
- evaluate form and style characteristics in music literature,
- produce public performances showing graduate proficiency in music,
- incorporate advanced harmonic principles in arranging and composition, and
- communicate concisely and effectively about music in oral and written formats.
Thirty semester credit hours of work may
be completed in two years by enrolling
pre-term (Aug. 22–Sept. 2, 2016), fall,
spring, summer, fall, and spring. A public
recital must be given before graduate
work is completed.
All music graduate students must
demonstrate basic keyboard skill before
completing the degree program. Students
may either take the Piano Proficiency
Examination or opt for one year
One credit of private music instruction
in the student’s emphasis is required
each semester. Music instruction is
available in voice, keyboard, strings,
brass, woodwinds, percussion, and
choral conducting. MU 656 Graduate Recital includes private
music instruction. Ensemble credit
includes Chamber Ensemble, Orchestra,
or Accompaniment Practicum.