Feb 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Church Music, Voice Applied Emphasis (B.M.)*

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*Program is currently suspended and is not accepting applicants at this time.

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 major emphasis in organ or voice.

Program Outcomes

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

  • design, develop and complete collaborative projects appropriate to their discipline and career goals;
  • perform diverse repertoire with advanced levels of musicianship in solo and ensemble settings;
  • rehearse and conduct a musical portion of a church service;
  • integrate the knowledge of music theory, musical analysis, and historical musical developments into the preparation and performance of repertoire; and
  • incorporate entrepreneurial and technological skills in their work as 21st- century church musicians.


Course and Credit Requirements

1st Year – Fall

Total: 18 credits

1st Year – Spring

Total: 18 credits

1st Year – Summer, Session 1

1st Year – Summer, Session 2

2nd Year – Fall

Total: 17.5 credits

2nd Year – Spring

Total: 16 credits

2nd Year – Summer, Session 1

2nd Year – Summer, Session 2

3rd Year – Fall

Total: 17 credits

3rd Year – Spring

Total: 15.5 credits

3rd Year – Summer, Session 1

3rd Year – Summer, Session 2

Degree Total: 120 credits

*Minimum grade of “C” required.

^Piano Proficiency Examination is required to determine placement between the class piano sequence (APCP) and applied minor study (APPN).

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

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