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The purpose of Master of Church Music is to educate students as Christian musicians based on evangelical spirituality and a Christian worldview from the word of God . Furthermore, the program will equip individuals to become professional musicians with high training in music according to their various applied areas from classical to contemporary, enabling students to obtain a profession in music for ministry and churches.


Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

1. Apply the ability of a professional performer through deeper training in their own applied areas such as voice, piano, composition, conducting. other instruments and guitar, bass guitar, percussion, vocal as well as keyboard in Contemporary Christian music.

2. Combine a widened musical capacity from rehearsal technique to choral vocalization and choral literature through choral activity.

3. Assume the roles and duties as leaders in local community or church through classic or contemporary music.

4. Lead in teaching music with activity in a type of professional occupation on their own.

5. Demonstrate preparation for deepened music leadership or faculty member possibly leading to doctoral degree.

6. Exhibit preparations for the Christian ministry in theological and pastoral dimensions.

7. Demonstrate a strong theological knowledge and the principles of biblical interpretation.

Additional Admission Requirement: Audition

Students who are applying for the Degree of Master of Religion with Concentration in Church Music should audition in their applied areas by submitting a CD of recorded material, along with their admission application to the Admission committee for the decision of admission. For more information, they may refer to the direction the Department of Music offers.

Program of Study
Core Courses 12 Credit Hours (Select 4 courses)
CC 502 Survey of Christian Counseling [Description] 3
CE 501 Survey of Christian Education [Description] 3
CH 501 History of the Christian Church [Description] 3
CL 602 Survey of Christian Leadership [Description] 3
ET 601 Biblical Ethics [Description] 3
EV 520 Personal Evan. and Dis. Training [Description] 3
MI 621 Christian Mission and World Religion [Description] 3
NT 501 Survey of New Testament * [Description] 3
OT 501 Survey of Old Testament * [Description] 3
TH 521 Systematic Theology I [Description] 3
Applied Core Courses 12 Credit Hours
CM 511 Applied Area I [Description] 3
CM 512 Applied Area II [Description] 3
CM 513 Applied Area III [Description] 3
CM 518 Graduate Recital [Description] 3
Midwest Choir* 3 Credit Hours
CM 501 Midwest Choir I [Description] 1
CM 502 Midwest Choir II [Description] 1
CM 503 Midwest Choir III [Description] 1
  *E-Learning Students may take one of Free Electives as a substitute course for Midwest Choir I-III.
Applied Area Elective Courses 3 Credit Hours
Voice Applied Area
CM 620 Vocal Literature [Description] 3
Piano Applied Area
CM 622 Piano Literature [Description] 3
Composition Applied Area
CM 625 Music in Analysis [Description] 3
Conducting Applied Area
CM 627 Choral Literature [Description] 3
CCM Applied Area
CM 628 Praise & Worship Practicum [Description] 3
Church Music Courses 12 Credit Hours (Select 4 courses)
CM 509 Church Music History [Description] 3
CM 510 Church Hymnology [Description] 3
CM 534 Church Music in Contemporary Culture [Description] 3
CM 603 Contemporary Christian Music [Description] 3
CM 605 Introduction to Music Ministry [Description] 3
Internship Courses 3 Credit Hours
PT 625 Christian Ministry Internship [Description] 1.5
PT 626 Christian Ministry Internship [Description] 1.5
Graduation Capstones 3 Credit Hours
CP 690 Capstone [Description] 3
Total 48
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