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Master of Arts in 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, musical issues in ministry and music therapy, the students develop their performance techniques and profound musical knowledge.


Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

1. Exhibit highly musical skills of their performance area.

2. Display vastly artistic interpretation in their performance skills and literatures.

3. Demonstrate professional knowledge in their applied field.

Additional Admission Requirements

1. Audition

Students who are applying for the Degree of Master of Arts in 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.
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.

Graduation Requirements

1. 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.

2. The awarding of a “C” in a Master course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).

3. 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.

4. The student must effectively complete graduate recital before starting dissertation.

5. The Christian Service Program requirement must be complete for graduation.

6. 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 [Description] 3
MU 512 Applied Area II [Description] 3
MU 513 Applied Area III [Description] 3
MU 514 Applied Area IV [Description] 3
MU 518 Graduate Recital [Description] 3
Music History and Theory 15 Credit Hours
MU 505 Music History I [Description] 3
MU 506 Music History II [Description] 3
MU 507 Music History III [Description] 3
MU 508 The Issues in Music Ministry [Description] 3
MU 509 Introduction to Music Therapy [Description] 3
MU 510 Choral Music Education [Description] 3
Theory Courses in Applied Area 6 Credit Hours
  < Piano Applied Area>
MU 521 The Literature of Piano Music I [Description] 3
MU 522 The Literature of Piano Music II [Description] 3

  <Voice Applied Area>
MU 523 The Literature of Solo Vocal Music I [Description] 3
MU 524 The Literature of Solo Vocal Music II [Description] 3

  <Conducting Applied Area>
MU 525 Instrumental Conducting [Description] 3
MU 526 Choral Literatures [Description] 3

  <Composition Applied Area>
MU 527 Analysis of Choral Literatures [Description] 3
MU 528 Forms in Music [Description] 3

  <Instrument Applied Area>
MU 529 Instrumental Music Literatures I [Description] 3
MU 530 Instrumental Music Literatures II [Description] 3

  <CCM Applied Area>
MU 531 The Study of Praise and Worship I [Description] 3
MU 532 The Study of Praise and Worship II [Description] 3

  <Church Music Area>
MU 533 Church Hymnology [Description] 3
MU 534 Church Music in Contemporary Culture [Description] 3
Special Seminars 6 Credit Hours
SP 501 Special Seminar I [Description] 3
SP 502 Special Seminar II [Description] 3
Field Practicum Courses 3 Credit Hours
MU 600 Field Practicum [Description] 1.5
MU 601 Field Practicum [Description] 1.5
Graduation Capstones 3 Credit Hours
CP 690 Capstone [Description] 3
Total 48
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