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BMM - Music Ministry
The Bachelor of Music Ministry degree is a 4-5 year program of study that equips students to serve in the music ministry of the local church.
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1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible.
2. Demonstrate competencies in exegesis and communication skills in the production of sermons, lessons, and papers.
3. Articulate a presentation of the gospel to lead someone to Christ.
4. Express Christian worldview that interfaces with contemporary cultural issues.
5. Demonstrate leadership and equipping skills for the church.
6. Demonstrate competence in the following areas: leading an effective and balanced music program in the church, and growing in the skills of music and worship.
7. Articulate the value and role of music as art and ministry.
48 hours of Biblical Studies
37 hours of General Studies
63 hours of Professional Studies (including 35 hours in Music)
1. Entrance Audition. The music faculty must audition all prospective music majors before the student begins his/her degree program. All candidates are on probationary status from one to four semesters or are accepted as full candidates for the degree.
2. Entrance Interview. The music faculty must interview all music majors during their first semester. This interview will assess the student's goals.
3. Music Theory Placement Test. This test is required of all prospective music majors. Failure to pass will result in enrollment in Basics of Music Theory as a prerequisite to Theory 1.
4. Piano Proficiency Exam. Students with little or no piano background may enroll in Piano Profiency Class to achieve required proficiency levels.
5. Voice Proficiency Exam. Students must pass this exam with a keyboard concentration at the end of four semesters in the program.
6. Large Ensemble Participation. Every BMM student must participate in six semesters of choir.
7. Recitals. All BMM students are required to participate in a recital each semester they are enrolled in private lessons.
8. Recital Attendance. All BMM students are required to enroll in Recital Attendance each semester of primary applied lessons. Grading is pass/fail.
9. Juries. All BMM students are required to perform before the music faculty at the end of each semester of primary applied lessons.
10. Faculty Review. After completion of four semesters toward the BMM degree, each student will meet with the music faculty in a program review. The music faculty reserves the right to recommend a change of major or concentration at this time.
11. Senior Recital. Students choosing the Recital Track will present a full-length recital in their chosen concentration. It will be at least 50 minutes of music, consisting of senior-level literature. A preliminary recital must be passed two weeks prior to their recital date.
12. Senior Recital/Practicum. Students choosing this track may present a junior recital in their chosen concentration consisting of 20 minutes of music. The student will complete a senior level practicum chosen with the aid of his advisor and the music faculty. The emphasis may be in conducting, accompanying, electronic music, children's music or other areas of interest and skills.
13. Music Ministry Internship or Field Experience. A semester internship will be granted 4 hours of credit.