Music: Worship Arts Ministries
The Worship Arts Ministries major is designed to prepare the student to serve on staff at a local church as an Evangelist, Worship Leader, Music Minister, Instrumental Director, or Accompanist. Students will be exposed to a variety of musical styles and will be grounded soundly in music theory and other disciplines within the field. As students progress in the program they will learn how a music ministry fits as part of the overall work of the church. Through participation in the choir as well as other opportunities to perform and lead worship the student will gain the confidence needed to step right into a church setting upon graduation.
Upon completing the Worship Arts Ministries program students should:
- Possess musical skills and knowledge necessary to serve in a variety of capacities;
- Be able to articulate a philosophy concerning the place of music in the total church program;
- Have knowledge of the organizational, administrative and technological aspects of a church music ministry;
- Possess the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue graduate studies.
- Some graduates use their musical training as part of their ministry through missions, pastoral or other avenues of service. The Worship Arts Ministries program will also prepare students to continue studies in music at the graduate level.
General Education Core = 52 hours
Religion Core = 21 hours
- Possess the musical skills and knowledge necessary to serve as a music teacher or in worship arts ministries.
- Be able to articulate a personal philosophy of music education or worship arts ministries.
- Demonstrate a substantial command of the following areas of the music curriculum:
- Music fundamentals
- Melodic and rhythmic dictation and sight singing.
- Music literature
- Functional piano skills
- The ability to perform effectively in a musical ensemble
- Possess the skills and knowledge necessary to continue music studies.
Mathematics Elective- 3 Hours
Science Elective- 4 Hours
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- CE100 Introduction to Christian Education
- MI100 Introduction to Christian Missions
- MU102 Music Fundamentals
- MU171 Applied Piano
- MU109 OCU Chorale
- MU103 Music Theory I
- MU104 Music Theory II
- MU203 Music Theory III
- MU204 Music Theory IV
- MU105 Sight-Singing and Ear Training I
- MU106 Sight-Singing and Ear Training II
- MU205 Sight-Singing and Ear Training III
- MU206 Sight-Singing and Ear Training IV
- MU211 Fundamentals of Conducting
- MU212 Choral Conducting
- MU312 Keyboard Harmony
- MU326 Hymnology
- MU327 Music in the Church
- MU490 Music Practicum
- MU499 Recital Capstone Project