This concentration includes study in general musicianship, worship theology, music education, and performance proficiency. Every music major selects either a Church Music or Music Education concentration and a musical proficiency in voice, piano, or another instrument of choice.

The Church Music concentration focuses on theology, ministry leadership, musicianship, and the organizational skills needed for music ministry. Once accepted into West Coast Baptist College, prospective music students must submit a video audition and a music teacher’s/music pastor’s reference for admission to the Music Program.

College Experience

Students studying church music have many opportunities to develop and use their abilities for Christ throughout their college experience. These opportunities include assisting in music for weekly chapel services, singing or playing in the West Coast Choir & Orchestra, observing first-hand the dynamic music ministry of Lancaster Baptist Church, serving on summer singing teams, and much more.

Key Faculty

Alis Odenthal

Instructor—Music

Alis Odenthal earned degrees in Music, Voice and Musicology from the University of...

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Daniel Hopkins

Instructor—Music

Daniel Hopkins teaches music classes and lessons at West Coast Baptist College and is...

John Tyler

Chairman of Music Department

John Tyler graduated from West Coast Baptist College in 2011 and immediately began...

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Joanna Rajaratnam

Instructor—Music

Interesting Classes I Will Take

Course ID
Credit Hours

MUPT 201

2.0 Theology of Worship

God is seeking those who would worship Him in spirit and in truth. This...

MU 223

1.0 Music Technology

Sight singing, aural training, dictation, rhythm, and keyboard skills coordinated...

MU 315

2.0 Choral Conducting 1

This course explores the essentials of choral rehearsals and performance,...

MU 121

3.0 Music Theory 1

This course is a study of the scales, diatonic chords, part writing, music typesetting...

MU 302

2.0 History of Western Music

This course is a survey of the major historical trends that have...

MU 481

4.0 Church Music Seminar 1

This course is a capstone course covering a variety of topics related...

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Course of Study

Course ID
Credit Hours

AP 101

3.0 Apologetics

This course is designed to give the student a system of principles to defend his faith, as...

AP 301

2.0 Science and Faith

The purpose of this course is to give the student a greater appreciation of both...

BI 101

3.0 Old Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire Old Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

BI 102

3.0 New Testament Survey

This course surveys the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed...

BI 201

3.0 Life of Christ

This course is an in-depth look at the harmonizing of the Gospels. It looks at the major...

BI 211

2.0 Acts

This course covers a history of the early church and the spread of the Gospel. The book will be outlined...

BI 212

2.0 Romans

This course will be an expository study of both the book as well as its applications to the doctrines...

BI 231

2.0 Intro. to Dispensationalism

Dispensationalism is a theological system borne out of the...

BI 291

2.0 Methodical Bible Studies

This course will help the student develop sound Bible study...

BI 361

3.0 Theology 1

This course is an in-depth study of Bibliology and Theology.

BI 362

3.0 Theology 2

This course is an in-depth study of Christology and Pneumatology.

BI 363

3.0 Theology 3

This course is an in-depth study of Hamartiology, Anthropology, and Soteriology.

BI 364

3.0 Theology 4

This course is an in-depth study of Ecclesiology, Angelology, and Eschatology.

BI 401

3.0 Baptist History and Distinctives

This course will survey the history of Baptist...

EN 101

3.0 Grammar and Composition 1

This course teaches English grammar and foundational writing...

EN 102

3.0 Grammar and Composition 2

This course is designed to develop and enhance the student'...

HI 283

3.0 U.S. History 1

This course examines the development of the United States from the colonial period...

HI 284

3.0 U.S. History 2

This course is a continuation of HI 283, and it examines the development of the United...

MA 100

3.0 College Math

MA 100 is an introduction to the basics of mathematics. This course is intended to prepare...

MU 121

3.0 Music Theory 1

This course is a study of the scales, diatonic chords, part writing, music typesetting...

MU 123

1.0 Sight Singing and Ear Training 1

Sight singing, aural training, dictation, rhythm,...

MU 131

3.0 Music Theory 2

A continuation of Music Theory 1, this course introduces a more detailed study of...

MU 133

1.0 Sight Singing and Ear Training 2

A continuation of MU 123.

MU 150

1.0 Voice Class

Group work in the fundamentals of good singing, including breathing and posture, tone,...

MU 202

2.0 Survey of Music History

Developing listening skills and a basic understanding of Western music...

MU 221

3.0 Music Theory 3

A continuation of Music Theory 2, this course continues a study of music theory from...

MU 223

1.0 Music Technology

Sight singing, aural training, dictation, rhythm, and keyboard skills coordinated...

MU 231

3.0 Music Theory 4

A continuation of Music Theory 3, this course covers advanced work in part writing,...

MU 233

1.0 Keyboard Harmony

A continuation of MU 223.

MU 301

1.0 College Choir

This class prepares music for special events at the college as well as for church...

MU 302

2.0 History of Western Music

This course is a survey of the major historical trends that have...

MU 315

2.0 Choral Conducting 1

This course explores the essentials of choral rehearsals and performance,...

MU 316

2.0 Choral Conducting 2

This course builds upon knowledge learned in MU 412.

MU 371

2.0 Ensemble

Ensemble

MU 401

2.0 Sacred Music Literature

This course is designed to expose students to the variety of genres...

MU 411

2.0 Arranging and Composition

This course explores various composition and arranging...

MU 412

2.0 Orchestration and Scoring Techniques

This course explores various composition...

MU 421

1.0 Private Lessons

Lessons will be tailored to the individual ability of the student.

MU 471

1.0 Senior Music Recital

This course functions as the seventh required semester of private lessons...

MU 481

4.0 Church Music Seminar 1

This course is a capstone course covering a variety of topics related...

MU 482

4.0 Church Music Seminar 2

This is a continuation of MU 481.

MUPT 201

2.0 Theology of Worship

God is seeking those who would worship Him in spirit and in truth. This...

OR 101

2.0 Principles of Christian Living

This course is a class required for all freshmen as they...

PT 100

1.0 Practical Theology

This course is taught by Dr. Paul Chappell to equip young men for the work of...

PT 106

2.0 Intro. to Biblical Counseling

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of...

PT 111

2.0 Personal Evangelism

This course is designed to help the individual student be an effective...

PT 311

2.0 Marriage and Home

This course provides the student with the biblical ingredients to a godly...

SPCH 101

2.0 Freshman Speech

This course is designed to give the student the skills needed to properly prepare...

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