Dec 10, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Church Music, Conducting Applied Emphasis (M.M.)


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J. Thomas Mitts, Associate Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 140, (540) 665-4633, [email protected]

The Master of Music in Church Music curriculum is designed for the professional church musician who wishes to extend their knowledge and skills in the field.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Master of Music in Church Music degree will be able to:

  • demonstrate musicianship in solo performance;
  • demonstrate knowledge of repertoire for liturgical settings;
  • demonstrate the ability to lead a rehearsal or music component of a church service;
  • demonstrate knowledge of music theory and music history; and
  • demonstrate the ability to research and write.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirement is 30 credit hours and an overall grade point average of 3.0.

Course and Credit Requirements


Elective Courses


Select 8 credits from the following courses:

  • APMC 501 Applied Composition
  • Maximum of three credits from Graduate Church Music Institute
  • MUPP 533 Anatomy and Function of the Singing Voice
  • MUEN Ensemble
  • Other electives individually approved by advisor
  • (maximum of four credit hours of ensemble may be applied toward degree requirements)

Total: 30 credits


*Minimum grade of “C” required.

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