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Master of Music


Master of Music degree program is designed to equip the students as professional musicians in their various applied areas from classical to contemporary, enabling them to obtain a profession in music performance. From various applied areas such as music history, the issues in music ministry and music therapy, the students develop their performance techniques and profound musical knowledge in Christian world view.


Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Exhibit highly musical skills of their performance area.
  • Display vastly artistic interpretation in their performance skills and literatures.
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge in their applied field.
  • Exhibit preparations for the ministry or prominent leadership in community or local church.


1. Audition : Students who are applying for the Degree of Master of Music should audition in their applied areas by submitting a DVD of recorded material, along with their admission application to the Admission committee for the decision of admission.
2. Prerequisite Requirement : An applicant for the MA in Music whose bachelor’s degree was in a different applied area will be required to take three bachelor level courses and a bachelor’s graduate recital for the same BA in Music applied area. The graduate recital requirement may be waived if the applicant wants to complete four applied area courses.
If the prospective students decide to follow the admission policy regarding taking a prerequisite four courses of applied as a pre-MA in Music study, they will not need to be required to follow the audition procedure.
For more information, they may refer to the direction the Department of Music offers.


  • The student must successfully complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
  • The awarding of a “C” in a Master course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
  • The student must pass a comprehensive examination. The student can take the exam 2 times if they fail it first. The opportunity to retake the exam will be held after minimum one month later in semester.
  • The student must effectively complete graduate recital before starting dissertation.
  • The Christian Service Program requirement must be complete for graduation.
  • Prior to graduation the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution.


Applied Area Core Courses

15 Credit Hours

MU 511 Applied Area I 3
MU 512 Applied Area II 3
MU 513 Applied Area III 3
MU 514 Applied Area IV 3
MU 515 Forum/Lecture Recital* 3
MU 516 Arts Convergence Concert** 3
MU 518 Graduate Recital 3
*This course is only for music coaching applied area students. They must take MU 515 in place of MU 518.
**This course is only for musical arts convergence applied students. They must take MU 516 in place of MU 518.

Music History and Theory

12 Credit Hours(Select 4 courses)

MU 505 Music History I 3
MU 506 Music History II 3
MU 507 Music History III 3
MU 508 The Issues in Music Ministry 3
MU 509 Introduction to Music Therapy 3
MU 510 Choral Music Education 3
MU 520 Theory and Practice of Music Education for Children 3

Theory Courses in Applied Area

6 Credit Hours

< Piano Applied Area >
MU 521 The Literature of Piano Music I3
MU 522 The Literature of Piano Music II3
< Voice Applied Area >
MU 523 The Literature of Solo Vocal Music I3
MU 524 The Literature of Solo Vocal Music II3
< Conducting Applied Area >
MU 525 Instrumental Conducting3
MU 526 Choral Literatures3
< Composition Applied Area >
MU 527 Analysis of Choral Literatures3
MU 528 Forms in Music3
< Instrument Applied Area >
MU 529 Instrumental Music Literatures I3
MU 530 Instrumental Music Literatures II3
< CCM Applied Area >
MU 531 The Study of Praise and Worship I3
MU 532 The Study of Praise and Worship II3
< Church Music Applied Area >
MU 533 Church Hymnology3
MU 534 Church Music in Contemporary Culture3
< Music Coaching Applied Area >
MU 535 Art of Music Coaching3
MU 536 Performance Technique & Pracice3
< Musical Arts Convergence Applied Area >
MU 537 Art & Music Curation I3
MU 538 Art & Music Curation II3

Field Practicum Courses

3 Credit Hours

MU 600 Field Practicum1.5
MU 601 Field Practicum1.5

Free Electives

9 Credit Hours


3 Credit Hours

CP 690 Capstone3


48 Credit Hours


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