The purpose of this degree is to produce Christian musicians who 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.
Master of Arts in Music Courses
See Admission Requirements.
Thirty semester credit hours of work may be completed in two years by enrolling 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.
Private music instruction in the student’s proficiency is required each semester. Music instruction is available in voice, keyboard, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and conducting. MU 656 Graduate Recital includes private music instruction. Ensemble credit includes Chamber Ensemble, Symphonic Choir, Orchestra, or Accompaniment Practicum.