Music Ministry

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In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University, the academic program, and the music discipline, this major focuses on preparing students for careers in the music ministry within the church or a related setting.

  • DIRECTOR OF MUSIC/MUSICAL DIRECTOR/MINISTER OF MUSIC
  • INSTRUMENTALIST
  • INSTRUCTOR
  • CHORAL DIRECTOR
  • PRAISE AND WORSHIP LEADER
  • BAND/ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR

All music degrees require the student to have a primary performance concentration that leads to a Senior Recital and a secondary performance concentration. A Bachelor of Music in Music Ministry degree requires courses through the Religion department and a performance concentration in instrument, piano or voice.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to have seven (for Music Education) or eight (for all other music majors) semesters of completed (passed) recital attendance.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to present a senior recital. Those seeking bachelor’s degrees in Music, Music Ministry, Musical Theatre, Music with Elective Studies in Business and Music Education are required to present a 30-minute recital, which has been preceded by two semesters of upper division credit in their major performance area. Majors in the Bachelor of Music in Performance are required to present a 30-minute junior recital and a 50-minute senior recital in their major performance area. Two of four upper division lesson credits must precede the junior recital with the remaining two before the senior recital.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to participate in a large ensemble. The ensemble may be choral, instrumental or both, depending on the degree sought. Students must earn eight semester hours of large ensemble credit for all music majors, except Bachelor of Music Education majors, who must earn seven semester hours (the eighth semester is excused from ensemble participation because of their professional education/student teaching semester). Music minors must earn four semester hours of large ensemble credit. Only one credit per semester in each area (vocal and/or instrumental) may be applied to this total.

Music Ministry Core – The student must take all of these courses plus one of the following performance concentrations.

Music Ministry Core (19 hours)
MUED 352 Advanced Conducting 2
MUTH 412 Orchestration 2
MUWA 353 Biblical and Theological Foundations of Worship 3
MUWA 443/543 History of Congregational Song 3
MUWA 453/553 Historical Foundations of Worship 3
MUWA 483/583 Leadership of Corporate Worship 3
RRED 273 Foundations for Christian Ministry 3
RRED 343 Discipleship and Evangelism 3
REMU 473 Christian Ministry Internship 3

Concentrations – The student must take one of the following performance concentrations.

Instrumental (38 hours)
MUAP 111 Instrumental Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 Instrumental Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 4
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Instrument) 0
MUAV** Voice 4
MUAP*** Piano 4
MUED 332 Instrumental Methods and Materials 2
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 4
MUIL 131/331 OR 151/351 Large Instrumental Ensemble 8
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective 2
Upper Division Music Elective* 4

Piano (37 hours)
MUAP 111 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 Piano Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 4
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (Piano) 0
MUAV** Voice 4
MUAP 271 Accompanying I 1
MUAP 371Accompanying II 1
MUHL 442 Piano Pedagogy 2
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 8
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective 2
Upper Division Music Elective* 8

Voice (37 hours)
MUAP 111 Voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Lower Division 4
MUAP 311 Voice Lesson (Major/Primary) – Upper Division 4
OR
MUAV 331***** Contemporary Voice Lesson (Major/ Primary) – Upper Division 4
MUAS 110/310 Studio Class 0
MURP 480 Senior Recital (voice) 0
MUAP*** Piano 4
MUED 342 Choral Techniques 2
MUHL 442 Vocal Pedagogy 2
MUCL 111/311 OR 131/331 Large Vocal Ensemble 8
MU_S Small Ensemble**** 2
MUTH Upper Division Theory Elective 2
Upper Division Music Elective* 9

Total hours for Bachelor of Music in Music Ministry: 83-84

*Upper division music elective may not include private lessons or ensembles.
**Voice credit may be Class Voice, Private Voice, or a combination of both.
***Advanced piano students may take proficiency exam for up to four semesters of credit. Piano credit may be Class Piano, Private Piano, or a combination of both.
****The student may take courses listed as Small Ensemble to complete this requirement.
*****The student must take three semesters of upper division private lessons before their senior recital. The student may elect to combine MUAV 311 Private Voice and MUAV 331 Private Contemporary Voice for these three semesters.

All music degrees require the student to have a primary performance concentration that leads to a Senior Recital and a secondary performance concentration. Music minors are required to present four semesters of completed (passed) recital attendance.

All persons majoring in any music field are required to participate in a large ensemble. The ensemble may be choral, instrumental, or both, depending on the degree sought. Students must earn eight semester hours of large ensemble credit for all music majors, except Bachelor of Music Education majors, must earn seven semester hours (the eighth semester is excused from ensemble participation because of their professional education/student teaching semester). Music minors must earn four semester hours of large ensemble credit. Only one credit per semester in each area (vocal and/or instrumental) may be applied to this total.

MUSIC MINOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS
All students who wish to minor in music are required to take the following courses which constitute the Music Minor Core:

Required Music Theory (MUTH) courses:
MUTH 103 Fundamentals of Music† 3
MUTH 111 Sight Singing/Ear Training I 1
MUTH 113 Theory I 3
MUTH 121 Sight Singing/Ear Training II 1
MUTH 123 Theory II 3

Required Music History and Literature (MUHL) courses:
MUHL 313 Music History I 3
MUHL 323 Music History II 3
MUHL 332 Music History III 2

Required Music Education (MUED) course:
MUED 202 Basic Conducting 2

Required Music Recital Attendance (MURA):
MURA 110 Recital Attendance (4 semesters) 0

Required Performance Areas:
MUA 111 Applied Music Primary 4
MUA 101 Applied Music Secondary 2
MUL Large Ensemble (Choral or Instrumental) 4

†Students who pass the theory placement test are not required to take this course, the hours do not count as a part of the minor.

Total hours for Music Minor: 28

MINOR IN MUSIC MINISTRY
(In addition to Music Minor Core)
Required Music Ministry courses:
MUMM 443 Music Ministry Management and Literature 3
MUWA 463 Worship History and Leadership 3

Total hours for Minor in Music Ministry: 34

*The student must take at least four hours in one music applied area and two hours in another music applied area. One area must be voice.
**Voice credit may be Class Voice, Private Voice, or a combination of both.
***Advanced piano students may take proficiency exam for up to four semesters of credit. Piano credit may be Class Piano, Private Piano, or a combination of both.
****The student may take courses listed as Small Ensemble to complete this requirement.
*****The student must take three semesters of upper division private lessons before their senior recital. The student may elect to combine MUAV 311 Private Voice and MUAV 331Private Contemporary Voice for these three semesters.

MUTH 103 Fundamentals of Music

MUTH 101 Introduction to Music Technology

MUTH 111 Sight Singing/Ear Training I

MUTH 113 Theory I

MUTH 121 Sight Singing/Ear Training II

MUTH 123 Theory II

MUTH 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III

MUTH 213 Theory III

MUTH 221 Sight Singing/Ear Training IV

MUTH 223 Theory IV

MUHL 313 Music History I

MUHL 323 Music History II

MUHL 332 Music History III

MUED 202 Basic Conducting

MURA 110 Recital Attendance

MURA 310 Recital Attendance

MUED 352 Advanced Conducting

MUTH 412 Orchestration

MUMM 443 Music Ministry Management and Literature

MUWA 463 Worship History & Leadership

RRED 273 Foundations for Christian Ministry

RRED 343 Discipleship and Evangelism: Leading in Spiritual Formation

REMU 473 Christian Ministry Internship

MUAI 111 Private Instrument Lesson - Lower Division

MUAI 311 Private Instrument Lesson - Upper Division

MUAS 110 Studio Class

MUAS 310 Studio Class

MURP 480 Senior Recital

MUAV 111 Private Voice Lesson

MUAP 111 Private Piano Lesson

MUED 332 Instrumental Methods and Materials

MUIL 151 MBU Concert Band

MUIL 351 MBU Concert Band

MUCL 111 Chorale

MUCS 121 Spirit Wing

MUCS 131 Allusion

MUCS 171 Chamber Singers

MUCS 181 Chamber Vocal Ensemble

MUCS 321 Spirit Wing

MUSC 331 Allusion

MUSC 371 Chamber Singers

MUCS 381 Chamber Vocal Ensemble

MUIS 111 MBU Ringers

MUIS 131 MBU Jazz Band

MUIS 151 Chamber Ensemble

MUIS 311 MBU Ringers

MUIS 331 MBU Jazz Band

MUIS 351 Chamber Ensemble

MUAP 311 Private Piano

MUAV 311 Private Voice

MUAP 271 Accompanying I

MUAP 371 Accompanying II

MUHL 413 Piano Pedagogy

MUCL 311 Chorale

MUAV 331 Private Contemporary Voice

MUED 342 Choral Techniques

MUHL 442 Vocal Pedagogy