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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Church Music (B.M.)

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

The Bachelor of Music in Church Music curriculum is designed for students who wish to become full-time church musicians. The student electing this course of study may choose an applied performance major emphasis in organ or voice.

Program Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate musicianship and the ability to perform a wide range of repertoire in solo and ensemble performances at a superior level;
  • demonstrate knowledge and perform repertoire with particular emphasis for liturgical settings;
  • demonstrate the ability to lead a rehearsal and the music component of a church service;
  • demonstrate knowledge of music theory and music history; and
  • demonstrate entrepreneurial and technological skills required for the 21st century performer/teacher.


Course and Credit Requirements

1st Year – Fall

Total: 18 credits

1st Year – Spring

Total: 17 credits

1st Year – Summer, Session 1

1st Year – Summer, Session 2

2nd Year – Fall

Total: 18 credits

2nd Year – Spring

Total: 18.5 credits

2nd Year – Summer, Session 1

2nd Year – Summer, Session 2

3rd Year – Fall

Total: 3 credits

Total: 15.5 credits

3rd Year – Spring

Total: 16 credits

3rd Year – Summer, Session 1

3rd Year – Summer, Session 2

Degree Total: 121 credits

*Minimum grade of “C” required.

^Piano Proficiency Examination offered.

(ALT) Offered on alternating schedule; consult with advisor.


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