MaconCatalog : Townsend School of Music : Master of Music : Church Music (Conducting, Vocal, Piano, Organ, Instrumental)
 
Church Music (Conducting, Vocal, Piano, Organ, Instrumental)
The Master of Music in Church Music (MMCM), offered by the School of Music, is intended to allow talented persons, who have completed an undergraduate degree in music, to enter an intense period of graduate, professional study that will prepare them for the practice of church music ministry. Concentrations include: conducting, vocal performance, organ, piano, and instrumental performance.
Curriculum for the Master of Music in Church Music
Major Area
MUS 652. Foundations of Christian Worship
3 credits
MUS 632. Hymnology
3 credits
MUS 631. Church Music Administration and Philosophy
2 credits
MUS 601. Supervised Music Ministry
1 credit
MUS 701. Spiritual Formation
1 credit
MUS 653. Fundamentals of Theology for Church Musicians
2 credits
MUS 681. Topics in Church Music Methods
2 credits
(Rotating Topics: Church Music Literature, Technology, Handbells, Children/Youth Choirs, Worship Design, Organ for Choral Conductors)
 
MUS 575. Graduate Recital
0 credits
 
Total Major Area
14 credits
 
Other Studies in Music
MUS 565/566/567/574/568 Applied Voice/Piano/Organ/
560/561/562/569/563/642. Harpsichord/Instrumental/Conducting
4 credits
MUS 595. Graduate Ensemble
2 credits
MUS 605. Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
3 credits
MUS 620. Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature
3 credits
MUS 656. Analytical Techniques 1
3 credits
MUS 637A & B. Organ Skills OR
4 credits
MUS 639/638/636. Piano Pedagogy (2 Semesters) Vocal Pedagogy, Pedagogy of Orchestral Instrument
2 credits
MUS 640. Graduate Choral Conducting and Techniques
2 credits
 
Total Other Studies in Music
19-21 credits
 
Elective Studies in Supportive Areas
4 credits from among the following:
MUS 560/561/562/569/563. Applied Voice/Piano/Organ/ Harpsichord/Instrumental*
2 credits
*not to be in the area of emphasis
MUS 620. Historical Study of Music Styles and Literature**
3 credits
**this is in addition to the required course and cannot be the same type
MUS 621. Service Playing
2 credits
MUS 633. Survey of Choral Literature: Renaissance & Baroque
 
MUS 634. Survey of Choral Literature: Mid-18th Century to Present
2 credits
MUS 642. Applied Conducting
2 credits
MUS 643. Graduate Seminar in Choral Cond
2 credits
MUS 650. Composition/Arrangement
2 credits
MUS 651. Orchestration
2 credits
MUS 655. Diction (3 semesters)
3 credits
MUS 657. Analytical Techniques II
3 credits
MUS 658. Counterpoint in the Style of the 16th Century
3 credits
MUS 659. Counterpoint in the Style of the 18th Century
3 credits
MUS 660. Organ History and Literature I
2 credits
MUS 661. Organ History and Literature II
2 credits
MUS 680. Special Topics in Music
3 credits
 
Total Electives
4 credits
Total Overall
37-39 credits