2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Performance Major: Instrumental (BMus)

Degree: Bachelor in Music

Majors: Biblical Studies, Music Performance (Composition, Instrumental, or Vocal), also available as a minor

Major Mission: The Music Performance major is designed to facilitate a high level of artistic training that, paired with the students' biblical and worship studies, will produce cross-cultural leaders uniquely prepared to influence the world of performing arts with grace and truth and to serve the local body with their gifts and talents.

Major Outcomes:

Core Music Outcomes

1.  Technical Skill: The student will demonstrate basic musicianship skills in sight-singing, dictation, conducting, voice and piano.

2.  Faith Integration: The student will describe and demonstrate the integration of a Biblical worldview in the life and career of an artist.

3.  Synthesis: The student will apply historical and theoretical understanding to the analysis, performance, and creation of musical forms, processes, and structures found in representative  examples from the western music tradition.

Music Performance: Instrumental Outcomes In addition, the student will:

        4. Demonstrate the highest possible level of performance on a primary instrument consistent with expectations for entrance into the profession and/or graduate studies.

5. Demonstrate a knowledge of representative repertoire, methods, and technique for the teaching and performance of a primary instrument.

 

Requirements: In order to fulfill the baccalaureate requirements in music performance, the student must:

  1. Complete all credit requirements.
  2. Fulfill all departmental requirements as outlined in the MWPA Handbook.
  3. Participate and maintain a 3.5 average in a large ensemble for eight semesters.
  4. Maintain a 3.0 average in chosen proficiency
  5. Practice a minimum of seven hours weekly for a total of 84 hours per semester on the major applied instrument.
  6. Perform and obtain a satisfactory evaluation from the MWPA faculty for student junior and senior recitals.
  7. Attend all required MWPA department forum (WPA 100), performances, and events.
  8. Accumulate eight semesters of a major proficiency 

 

Music Performance Major: Instrumental Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUS 101Music Theory I

3

MUS 101LMusicianship I Lab

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 102Intro to Music, Worship, & the Performing Arts

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Spring Semester

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUS 102Music Theory II

3

MUS 102LMusicianship II Lab

1

MUS 221Conducting I

3

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

Total Credit Hours:17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MPR 311Instrumental Repertoire I

3

MUL 101Piano Lab I

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

PHE 129Rhythmic Movement

1

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MPR 312Instrumental Repertoire II

3

MUL 102Piano Lab II

1

MUS 201Music Theory III

3

MUS 201LMusicianship Lab III

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

Total Credit Hours:17

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

HUM 240Music History I

3

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MPD 305Pedagogical Methods of Music Instruction

3

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 301Worship & Performing Arts Internship I

0

Total Credit Hours:17

Arts & Sciences Elective: Choose from: HUM 212, PHI 201, POL 202, SOC 101 or SOC 203.

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

BOT 210Psalms

3

HUM 340Music History II

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MPR 399Junior Recital

0

MUS 211Introduction to Composition

3

MUS 202LMusicianship IV Lab

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 302Worship & Performing Arts Internship II

0

Total Credit Hours:16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

HUM 440Music History III

3

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MUS ____Music Theory Elective

3

MPR 401Performance Career Seminar

1

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 400MWPA Cross Cultural Externship

0

Total Credit Hours:16

Music Theory Elective: Choose from: MUS 330, MUS 331, MUS 332

Spring Semester

THE 320

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

ENS ____Ensemble (primary)

1

ENS ____Ensemble (NC)

0

MAP ____Applied Music Lesson

1

MPR 499Senior Recital

1

____ ____MPD/MUS/MUE Elective

3

WPA 100Worship & Performing Arts Forum

0

WPA 450Worship and Performing Arts Practicum

1

Total Credit Hours:17