Minor in Contemporary Worship Music
The contemporary worship music minor equips students who desire to serve the church on a volunteer or part-time basis through music ministry. A minor is offered upon completion of 22 credits in the required courses. An audition is required.
Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements, see the course catalog.
|MUSC 124||Sound Production I|
|Training in the use of speakers, microphones, mixers, amps, computers, EQ's, preamps, and personal recording in worship settings. Grade Mode: A.|
|MUSC 145||Applied Music|
Applied instruction in composition, piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, percussion instruments, conducting, and improvisation. Notes: May be taken an unlimited amount of times. Non-music majors are welcome to take applied lessons, see Conservatory for approval. Grade Mode: A.
|MUSC 153||Sight-Singing and Dictation I|
|Sight-singing diatonic melodies, major and minor scales and triads using moveable tonic solfege. Transcribing basic diatonic melodies, cadences and progressions. Reading, performing and transcribing rhythmic patterns in simple, compound and irregular meters. Notes: Students may test into an accelerated section of this course. Grade Mode: A.|
|MUSC 154||Music Theory I|
|The study of the following music fundamentals: elementary acoustics, keyboard layout, intervals, scales, key signatures, triads, figured bass, diatonic voice-leading, cadences, elementary harmonic progressions, meter, rhythm, time signatures and staff notation. Grade Mode: A.|
|MUSC 185||Worship Foundations|
Survey of worship in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Study of key worship passages, biblical models of worship (Tabernacle/Temple, Synagogue, Pauline, Revelation worship) and their contemporary applications. Students visit eight culturally and ethically diverse church services and submit a report. Grade Mode: A.
|MUSC 200||Concert Music|
Attendance at specified number and types of concerts each semester. Notes: Four semesters required for graduation. Grade Mode: A.
|MUSC 383||Congregational Music|
Classic and contemporary hymns are sung, pondered, memorized; biblical allusions traced; hymn stories/writers surveyed. Ethnic songs, current worship songs, and internet resources are explored. Students draw close to songs spiritually in their personal devotions and acquire skill introducing them publicly. Grade Mode: A.
|MUSC 386||Spiritual Formation and Worship|
|Introduction into the nature of spiritual formation and its relationship to worship in personal and corporate settings. Emphasis on the nature of spiritual growth, psychological hindrances, and the dynamics of assisting others into true, meaningful worship. Contains a spiritual direction component with Biola's Center for Spiritual Renewal. Grade Mode: A.|
|MUSC 387||Designing and Leading Worship|
|How to craft a theological, relevant service; overseeing the sound and media; clarifying the role of visuals; building the team and managing rehearsals; working with the band; relating to pastor. Emphasis on skill development and student projects. Grade Mode: A.|
|MUSC 445||Applied Music|
Applied instruction in composition, piano, organ, harpsichord, voice, brass instruments, string instruments, woodwind instruments, percussion instruments, conducting, and improvisation. Notes: May be taken an unlimited number of times. Non-music majors are welcome to take applied lessons, see Conservatory for approval. Grade Mode: A.
Choose a total of two credits of ensemble (MUSC 002).