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. Both programs require the same Bible and general education core.

The Music Education program focuses on educational philosophy, pedagogical approaches, and hands-on training for music education. In addition to the Bible and general education core, Music Education students are required to take educational courses in classroom management, educational technology, tests and measurements, all for the purpose of preparing this student for the classroom as much as for their performance as musicians.

College Experience

Students studying music education have many opportunities to develop both as musicians as well as music educators. In addition to campus ensemble requirements and weekly chapel services, Music Education students have hands on experience in the music classroom, assisting faculty, and participating in private instruction for all ages of children. The presence of a robust and dynamic music program at Lancaster Baptist School gives each student the ability to observe and learn from teachers in the field.

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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 368

2.0 Teaching Elementary Music

This course is designed to help students learn principles of...

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 491

3.0 Music Education Seminar 1

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

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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...

AP 401

3.0 Contemporary Theology

This course provides a look at the various positions today, from...

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 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...

CS 101

2.0 Computer Applications

This course is required for all students in the undergraduate program...

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 250

3.0 Genesis

This course is designed to familiarize students with the storyline and fundamental truths found in...

MU 105

1.0 Music Notation

An introduction to the principles of notation (including a brief history of the...

MU 108

1.0 College Choir

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

MU 113

1.0 Piano Lab 1

This first-year piano class introduces the keyboard, basic elements of piano playing, sight...

MU 114

1.0 Piano Lab 2

A continuation of MU 113.

MU 121

3.0 Music Theory 1

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

MU 131

3.0 Music Theory 2

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

MU 402

2.0 Philosophy of Church Music

Music is possibly one of the most controversial topics among...

MU 401

2.0 Hymnology

The course begins with demonstrating the use of literary analysis in the interpretation of hymn...

HI 284

3.0 U.S. History 2

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

MI 101

2.0 Introduction to Missions

This course is an introduction to missions, to its biblical basis,...

EN 102

3.0 Grammar and Composition 2

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

MU 123

1.0 Sight Singing and Ear Training 1

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

MU 133

1.0 Sight Singing and Ear Training 2

A continuation of MU 123.

HI 283

3.0 U.S. History 1

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

MU 302

2.0 History of Western Music

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

MU 150

1.0 Voice Class

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

EN 101

3.0 Grammar and Composition 1

This course teaches English grammar and foundational writing...

MU 213

1.0 Piano Lab 3

This second-year piano class will continue sight reading skills as well as present the music...

MU 214

1.0 Piano Lab 4

A continuation of MU 213.

MU 221

3.0 Music Theory 3

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

MU 231

3.0 Music Theory 4

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

MU 333

1.0 Church Music Administration

The important role of the music director will be studied....

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 421

1.0 Private Lessons

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

PT 100

1.0 Practical Theology

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

PT 111

2.0 Personal Evangelism

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

MU 431

1.0 Private Voice Lessons

Private voice lessons give students the opportunity to receive...

MU 233

1.0 Keyboard Harmony

A continuation of MU 223.

MU 223

1.0 Music Technology

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

MU 368

2.0 Teaching Elementary Music

This course is designed to help students learn principles of...

SPCH 101

2.0 Freshman Speech

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

MU 202

2.0 Survey of Music History

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

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