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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance Major: Vocal (BMus)

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Degree: Bachelor in Music

Majors: Biblical Studies, Music Performance (Composition, Instrumental, or Vocal), also available as a minor

Total: 134 credit hours

Major Mission: The Music Performance major is designed to facilitate a high level of artistic training that, paired with the students’ biblical and worship studies, will produce cross-cultural leaders uniquely prepared to serve as “salt and light” within the world of performing arts and to serve the local body with their gifts and talents.

Major Outcomes: In addition to the department objectives, the students will:

  1. Articulate an understanding of the biblical balance between service and performance.
  2. Demonstrate relevancy in the use of their art form as a ministry tool.
  3. Exhibit poise and confidence in music performance.
  4. Recognize music from various historical periods.
  5. Demonstrate a professional knowledge of the history and repertoire of their instrument.
  6. Include a personal mission statement, within the biblical philosophy of ministry, which articulates the investment of their gifts and talents for the advancement of the kingdom of God.

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Requirements: In order to fulfill the baccalaureate requirements in music performance, the student must:

  1. Complete all credit requirements.
  2. Fulfill all departmental requirements as outlined in the WPA Handbook.
  3. Complete WPA 101 , the WPA Seminar.
  4. Participate and maintain a 3.5 average in a large ensemble for eight semesters.
  5. Maintain a 3.0 average in chosen proficiency.
  6. Practice a minimum of seven hours weekly for a total of 84 hours per semester on the major applied instrument.
  7. Perform and obtain a satisfactory evaluation from the WPA faculty for student junior and senior recitals.
  8. Attend all required WPA department forum (WPA 100 ), performances, and events.
  9. Accumulate eight semesters of a major proficiency (voice, piano, organ, composition, or instrumental).

Music Performance Major: Vocal Curriculum

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

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