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Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Church Music Certificate


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J. Thomas Mitts, Associate Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 140, (540) 665-4633, tmitts@su.edu

The graduate Certificate in Church Music is designed to develop basic skills for church musicians and is offered in two sessions each summer, each one week in length, during three consecutive summers.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Certificate in Church Music will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of repertoire for liturgical settings;
  • demonstrate the ability to lead a rehearsal and the music component of a church service;
  • demonstrate a variety of conducting techniques for use with children and adults; and
  • demonstrate the ability to plan, teach and conduct the music for varying church services.

Degree Requirements

The requirement is 18 credit hours and an overall grade point average of 3.0.

Course and Credit Requirements


  • Credit(s): 3
  • Children’s Choir Methods and Materials

  • Conducting for Church Musicians

  • Music and Worship I

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Adult Choir Methods and Materials

  • Church Music Seminar I

  • Conducting for Church Musicians

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Organ Repertoire for the Church I

  • Choral Conducting for Church Musicians

  • Music and Worship II

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Church Music Seminar II

  • Organ Repertoire for the Church II

  • Service Playing and Console Conducting

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Hymnology I

  • Music and Worship III

  • Instruments and Worship

  • Credit(s): 3
  • Church Music Seminar III

  • Advanced Choral Conducting for Church Musicians

  • Hymnology II

Total: 18 credits


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