Church Music

Important note regarding when courses are offered: Term notations of Summer, Pre-term, Fall, Interterm, Spring, or Post-term mean that the course is offered during that term every year. When a term notation is followed by odd or even, then the course is offered during that term only in odd or even years, respectively. For example, a course that meets Summer, Fall odd will meet every summer (e.g., 2017, 2018), but only during the fall semester of odd years (e.g., 2017, not 2018). A course that meets Summer even, Spring odd will meet summer 2018, 2020, and spring 2019, 2021.

Courses that do not have a term notation are not offered on a set rotation. “DL” means the course is available through distance learning. See for distance-learning course rotations.

The number of semester credit hours for a course is shown in parentheses following the title.

CM 509 Seminar in Church Music (3) This course is designed to provide the church musician with basic theory concepts and songleading techniques. Students will also receive an introduction to a variety of music issues. Summer odd.

CM 510 Philosophy of Church Music (2) Students learn biblical principles for the evaluation and use of music and develop a personal, written philosophy for use in their music ministry. Included in the course will be thorough research and study of relevant scriptural passages. Summer even.

CM 532 Advanced Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques (2) This is an intensive, practical study designed to develop the student’s manual skills, rehearsal methods, and choral techniques for directing choirs. Summer odd.

CM 535 Graded Choirs (2) Students learn how to structure and implement a graded choir program in the local church. Individual emphasis is given to each age group from beginner through high school. Summer even.

CM 544 Sacred Literature (3) Students research, catalog, and evaluate sacred literature which is appropriate for the music program of a Bible-believing church. Summer even.

CM 552 Advanced Vocal Communication (2) Students learn methods and techniques of vocal production, particularly as they relate to choral singing. Advanced principles of interpretation and projection, including teaching methods for groups will be studied. Summer odd.