Liturgical Music Studies

The Liturgical Music concentration prepares students for positions in parish music and liturgy.  Graduates of our Liturgical Music concentration have experienced excellent opportunities in full-time parish placement, serving for example in full-time positions as music and liturgy directors, organists, or choral directors.  Currently enrolled students are often employed as liturgical musicians in area parishes on a part-time basis.  Coordination with the Theology Department is critical to this concentration and must be maintained.

Students are reminded to consult with their music department faculty advisor prior to each registration. 

***Printable Version of course requirements

CORE:  (ALL)                                              

MUSIC 111- Comprehensive Musicianship I         ______________

MUSIC 121- Musicianship Skills I                          ______________

MUSIC 112- Comprehensive Musicianship II       ______________

MUSIC 122- Musicianship Skills II                        ______________

MUSIC 211- Comprehensive Musicianship III      ______________

MUSIC 221- Musicianship Skills III                       ______________

MUSIC 212- Comprehensive Musicianship IV      ______________

MUSIC 222- Musicianship Skills IV                       ______________

MUSIC 335- History of Music I                              ______________

MUSIC 336- History of Music II                             ______________


XXX - MUSIC MAJOR FIELD TEST (0). Required for graduation.
Students are required, in the Spring of their Junior or Senior year, to take a standardized Major Field Test covering Theory & Analysis, Literature, History, and Aural Skills. The standardized test should be taken only after completing the Music History sequence (MU335 & MU336).

 

LESSONS: (7 SEMESTERS)      

MUSIC 227- Applied Voice/Instrument (first four semesters)        ______________           

MUSIC 337- Applied Voice/Instrument (upper division lessons)    ______________

MUSIC 114- Secondary Instrument                                                 ______________

 

ENSEMBLES: (7 SEMESTERS)

MUSIC 230 - Symphonic Band                                         ______________

MUSIC 231- Wind Ensemble                                            ______________

MUSIC 232- Chamber Choir                                            ______________

MUSIC 233- Orchestra                                                     ______________

MUSIC 234- Men's Chorus                                               ______________

MUSIC 235- Campus Singers                                           ______________

MUSIC 237- Clarinet Ensemble                                       ______________

MUSIC 238- Jazz Ensemble                                             ______________

MUSIC 239- All College Choir                                          ______________

MUSIC 240- Chapel Choir, Jazz Combo, String

Chamber Music, Ensemble Performance,

Guitar Ensemble                                                              ______________

MUSIC 241- Saxophone Quartet                                    ______________

MUSIC 242- Brass Choir                                                 ______________

MUSIC 243- Percussion/ Marimba Ensemble                ______________

 

Special Studies:

MUSIC 323- Choral Techniques I              ______________

MUSIC 324- Choral Techniques II            ______________

MUSIC 327- Music for the Liturgy            ______________

 

Supporting Courses:

THEO 111- The Biblical Tradition                   ______________

THEO 300- Engaging Scripture                       ______________

THEO 350- Christian Worship                          ______________

THEO 351- Initiation and Eucharist               ______________

EDUC 390- Human Relations                            ______________

  

*Piano Proficiency Exam

(must pass for degree if instrument is not keyboard)      ______________

Voice Proficiency                                                               ______________

Guitar Proficiency recommended                                    ______________

MUSIC 114- Required for all whose instrument

is not voice or guitar                                                              ______________

MUSIC 324 -Organ Proficiency (if instrument is organ)   ______________