This concentration includes study in general musicianship, philosophy of church music, music education, and vocal performance proficiency. A music student is trained to lead a music ministry in the local church and in the Christian school. All of the Bible courses and practical studies are required in this department which prepares the student for a ministry in the local church in a multitude of areas.

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College Experience

Students developing their vocal skills have many opportunities to use their abilities for Christ throughout their college experience. From the chapel music to providing specials for events and extension ministries, students develop technique and gain experience.

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Key Faculty

Alis Odenthal

Instructor—Music

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

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...

Jon Guy

Instructor—Music

After graduating from West Coast Baptist College, Jon Guy began teaching at Lancaster...

Interesting Classes I Will Take

Course ID
Credit Hours

MU 108

1.0 College Choir

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

MU 121

3.0 Music Theory 1

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

MU 122

1.0 Music Theory Lab 1

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

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...

MU 150

1.0 Voice Class

This class is arranged according to demand. Those students who successfully complete voice...

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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 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 250

3.0 Genesis

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

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...

EN 101

3.0 English Grammar

This course teaches English grammar on a college level. Clear writing is developed...

EN 102

3.0 English Composition

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

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...

MI 101

2.0 Introduction to Missions

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

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 122

1.0 Music Theory Lab 1

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

MU 131

3.0 Music Theory 2

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

MU 132

1.0 Music Theory Lab 2

A continuation of MU 122.

MU 150

1.0 Voice Class

This class is arranged according to demand. Those students who successfully complete voice...

MU 402

2.0 Philosophy of Church Music

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

MU 202

2.0 History of Western Music

An overview of the traditional art music of Western Europe and the...

MU 401

2.0 Hymnology

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

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 222

1.0 Music Theory Lab 3

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

MU 231

3.0 Music Theory 4

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

MU 232

1.0 Music Theory Lab 4

A continuation of MU 222.

MU 333

1.0 Church Music Administration

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

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 316

2.0 Choral Conducting 2

This course builds upon knowledge learned in MU 412.

MU 431

1.0 Private Voice Lessons

This course requires the group voice class as a prerequisite. Correct...

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 421

1.0 Private Lessons

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

SPCH 101

2.0 Freshman Speech

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

Related Proficiencies

Church Music

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Music Education

Students taking a Music proficiency may choose between Music Administration or Music Education. In both proficiencies,...

Speech

Students choosing a Speech proficiency will acquire skills in interpretation of material, proper voice and diction, play...