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The Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and

Music with a Concentration in Piano or Vocal Performance

This four-year program is a double major in Bible and Music with a performance concentration in piano or voice. The degree is designed to give music majors more hours devoted to private instruction, performance skills, and coursework in preparation for opening a private studio or attending graduate school. The program includes intensive study in three academic areas: Bible/theology, general education, and music.

 

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Ms. Elisa Cooper

 

Program Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Bible/Theology major outcomes, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to hear, identify, and work conceptually with the elements of music—rhythm, melody, harmony, and structure.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of style periods, genres, composers, and a wide selection of literature in the historical development of Western European art music.
  3. Attain the ability to perform with fluency on at least one major instrument.
  4. Play the piano at a functional level.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Complete Music Information Profile and audition with the music faculty (by May 1 prior to fall registration; audition by April 1 to be eligible for a music scholarship)
  2. Music Faculty will review the application and audition, and their decision will be delivered to the student by means of a formal letter.
  3. Complete freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0
  4. Successfully complete
    • MUS 110 Music Theory/Aural Skills 1
    • Two semesters of applied music with successful performance in recitals each semester.
  5. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Music program. The application procedure includes completion of a formal application and self-evaluation.
  6. Meet with music department faculty to discuss the self-evaluation document and goals at this stage of musical development.
  7. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.

Successful completion of these steps will result in full acceptance to the music department.

Music Degree Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 133 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. Achieve a grade point average of not less than 2.0 in each required music course.
  4. At least 67 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  5. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  6. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
    • Bible/Theology (39 credits)
      • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
      • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
      • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
      • Christian Life & Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
      • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
      • Hermeneutics (BT 250)
      • Theology 1 (BT 205)
      • Theology 2 (BT 210)
      • Theology 3 (BT 305)
      • Theology 4 (BT 310)
      • Bible/Theology Electives+
    • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
      • Missions and Evangelism 1* (ICS 104)
    • Inter-Area Studies (5 credits)
      • Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
      • Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3-402/3)
      • Chapel Attendance (IAS 104/5-404/5)
      • Senior Seminar (IAS 410)
      • Music (46 credits)
      • Applied Music (14 credits)        
      • Vocal/Instrumental Ensemble
      • Music Fundamentals** (MUS 010)
      • Music Theory/Aural Skills 1 (MUS 110)
      • Music Theory/Aural Skills 2 (MUS 210)
      • Music Theory/Aural Skills 3 (MUS 310)                         
      • Music Theory/Aural Skills 4 (MUS 410) 
      • Music History 1 (MUS 273)
      • Music History 2 (MUS 373)
      • Conducting 1 (MUS 365)
      • Keyboard Skills** (MUS 328)
      • Concert Attendance (MUS 235/6-435/6)
      • Senior Recital (MUS 495)
    • Piano Emphasis
      • Accompanying (MUS 240 or MUS 340) – Accompany a performing group for one year (takes the place of vocal/instrumental ensemble credits)
      • Accompany at least one voice student each semester for 6 semesters
      • Piano Pedagogy (MUS 471)
      • Piano Literature (MUS 383)
    • Vocal Emphasis
      • Sing in Ensemble (auditioned group) for at least 6 semesters
      • Vocal Pedagogy (MUS 470)
      • Diction and Song Literature (MUS 385)
    • Open Elective (3 credits)
    • Humanities (15 credits)
      • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
      • English Composition (ENG 101)
      • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
      • Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview* (PH 106)
      • Survey of Music History (MUS 173)
    • Social Sciences (12 credits)
      • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
      • Western Civilization 2 (HIS 132)
      • Church History (HIS 376)
      • Social Science Electives
    • Natural Sciences (10 credits)
      • Introduction to Human Biology (SCI 241)
      • Introduction to Human Biology Lab (SCI 242)
      • Math Elective
      • Math or Science Elective

*meets Bible-Related requirement

**or demonstrated proficiency

+at least one book study required

 

Award: Bachelor of Science