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Master of Music in Church Music (Conducting)

What Our Program Offers You

What our students learn/Skills you will acquire

The Master of Music in Church Music curriculum allows you to extend your knowledge and skills in the professional church musician field.

You will learn:

  • musicianship in solo performance
  • repertoire for liturgical settings
  • how to lead a rehearsal and the music component of a church service
  • music theory and music history
  • to research, and express ideas in writing

What kind of issues/problems does this major prepare you to solve

We prepare you to lead traditional worship as an organist or become a music or choir director, studio teacher or accompanist. We prepare you to work with the amateur choir, which includes diverse ability levels and be able to help adults and children not only make music, but also think about what and why they are playing. You will also be qualified to work professionally with members of clergy who often have little or no training in worship planning.

What makes our program unique?

Since the core classes are offered in the summer, you can complete your degree with ease. The summer classes have a practical, hands-on approach so you gain experience, not just classroom knowledge.