Students taking a Music proficiency may choose between Music Administration or Music Education. In both proficiencies, students will study music theory, conducting, philosophy, and an applied area. In the administration proficiency, students will also learn administrative and practical skills necessary for leading a church music ministry.

Faculty Contact

John Tyler

Chairman of Music Department

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

Course of Study

Course ID
Credit Hours

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...

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.

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 420

2.0 Choral Arranging

A study of two-, three-, and four-part choral writing, effective use of vocal...

MU 202

2.0 Survey of Music History

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

MU 371

2.0 Ensemble