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Music

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

CONCENTRATION IN MUSIC

The Music Ministry programme is designed to encourage students toward responsible and effective service to the church and society through music. Career and service opportunities in music include serving as ministers of music, church soloists, pianists, and choir directors; teaching in private schools and colleges which offer programmes in vocal or instrumental music, private lessons, professional singing and playing in orchestras; and various aspects of the music industry.

Students pursuing full-time employment as a “Minister of Music” should complete the required courses in the Theology or Christian Education programme and: –

a. Obtain at least one year of vocal study under an accredited teacher.

b. Have at least one year of experience in music ministry before applying.

c. Serve as a minister of music in a Church at the time of applying.

d. Work closely with the District Superintendent and the District Ministerial Credentials Board.

The educational philosophy of the Music Department is based on the premise that a student must experience the performing of music. Therefore, the programme offers opportunities to work with either vocal or instrumental groups on campus in addition to the basic core of music courses. The CNC Ensemble offers opportunities in vocal and instrumental experiences.

The student may enroll in a practicum after completing a minimum of 4 hours of applied lessons and 14 hours of core courses.

All students enrolling in the Bachelors programme in music ministry must show preparatory success in piano proficiency as well as applied study in voice, a keyboard instrument, and one other instrument. Students are encouraged to choose from instruments of the Caribbean culture. All music students are required to attend the announced music recitals and concerts. Music minors are required to present a Junior Recital and music majors are required to present both a Junior and Senior Recital.

OBJECTIVES

  • To equip the student with the knowledge of skills and principles of needed to contextualize and integrate the Gospel through Christian music so that people respond in godly worship.
  • To encourage students toward responsible and effective service to the church and society through music.
  • To provide opportunity for all students to broaden their understanding of music by:

a. Developing a functional knowledge of the language and grammar of music.

b. Developing the ability to hear, identify and relate aesthetically the elements of music: rhythm, melody, harmony, and structure.

c. Developing an understanding of the methods by which music is composed.

d. Developing an acquaintance with a wide selection of music literature,

e. Developing with the student the ability to discriminate in music.

  • To prepare students for entry-level professional activities in music.

MUSIC CORE REQUIREMENTS (42 Credits)

  • MU 061 Piano Proficiency (No Credit)
  • MU 100 Church Music and Worship (3)
  • MU 110 Recital Attendance (No Credit)
  • MU 111-8 Ensemble (2 credits each semester) (8)
  • MU 120 Musical Structures I (2)
  • MU 121-169 Major Applied Instrument (8)
  • MU 121-169 Minor Applied Instrument (4)
  • MU 170 Sight Singing and Ear Training I (1)
  • MU 220 Musical Structures II (3)
  • MU 230 Introduction to Conducting (2)
  • MU 250 Music History (3)
  • MU 260 Church Music Practicum (2)
  • MU 270 Junior Recital (1)
  • MU 310 Worship Arts Administration (3)
  • MU 470 Senior Recital (2)

BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (12 Credits)

  • BL 101 Survey of the Old Testament (3)
  • BL 102 Survey of the New Testament (3)
  • DT 200 Survey of Theology (3)
  • PT 402 Spiritual Formation (3)

HUMANITIES AND PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES (18 Credits)

  • LA 101 Speech (3)
  • LA 100 Research Methods I (3)
  • LA 240 West Indian Literature (3)
  • LA 330 Contemporary Communications (3)
  • FA 100 Introduction to Fine Arts (3)
  • PH 200 Philosophy (3)
  • LA 081 – 082 English Language (No Credits)

SOCIAL SCIENCES (14 Credits)

  • HI 120 West Indian History (3) OR HI 110 Western Civilization (3)
  • PS 111 Interpersonal Relations (2)
  • PS 200 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • SO 200 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SO 320 Caribbean Thought & Culture (3)

NATURAL/APPLIED SCIENCES (9 Credits)

  • SC ___ Science Elective (3)
  • MA ___ Mathematics Elective (3)
  • IT 120 Introduction to Computers (3)

Classes may be taken in: Piano, Voice, Pan, Guitar, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, and Recorder.

In order to complete the Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree comprising a minimum of 127 Credits, a student can pursue courses in any one of the following concentrations: Psychology & Counselling, Management of Human Resources, School Education (ECCE or Primary), Theological Studies, Christian Education, and Biblical Literature.