Master of Music in

6) to search out the significant qualities of Christian leadership and the important techniques of effective communication and group dynamics; 7) to study biblical exposition and theol­ ogy with seminarians at the Talbot The­ ological Seminary and School of Theol­ ogy. Admission Requirements Applicants should hold a baccalaureate degree in music from an accredited or rec­ ognized institution and should have a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). Col­ lege graduates without a major in music may be admitted to the program while re­ moving any deficiencies through class study and private instruction. Eight units of Bible (includi ng both Old Testament Survey and New Testament Survey) on the undergraduate level are re­ quired. If a deficiency exists, the appl icant may take these studies (for zero graduate music degree credit) at Talbot Theological Seminary and School of Theology. A combined score of I000 for verbal and quantitative on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is requ ired. This examination should be complet ed before the first se­ mester of study and no later than the end of the first semester. ErJtrance examinations will be given in written and aural theory, sight-singi ng, piano proficiency, music history and conducting. Graduation Requirements Requirements for the degree include the successful completion of the pre­ scribed and elective courses with a cumu­ lative GPA in all subjects of at least 3.0. Eight units of previous graduate study with a grade point of at least 3.0 may be trans­ ferred in with the except ion of worship . Nine units of course load is considered ful l-time status for all graduate students. The applicant's progress will be re­ viewed by the music faculty upon the com­ pletion of Worship, Church Music in the United States or Music Cultures of the World, Voice, Conducting, Hermeneutics, and Biblical Exposition elective.

613 PRINCIPLES OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT (4) Essential elements in curriculum forma­ tion; intensive study of varied existing cur­ ricula; analysis of contemporary trends in curriculum production. Attention to Chris­ tian school curriculum. 623 EVALUATION OF TEACH ING AND LEARNING (2) Theory and function of tests and mea­ surements in education, includi ng practice in the use and interpretation of specific test i!-nd measurement devices used in schools. 628 INSTRUCTIONAL RESEARCH (2) Methods employed in research, critical analysis of research techniques including examination of specific projects; research methods and their application to an area of teaching as preparation for the project. 630 PROJECT IN EDUCATION (2) Intensive study of curricula and/or instructional methods in a specific area of teaching, including a written report em­ bodying results of the study. 640 SEMINARS IN EDUCATION (2) In-depth studies in the following areas: curriculum, instruction, instruct ional media, classroom control a_nd discipline, organiza­ tion of schools, management of personnel , public relations, implementation of a Chris­ tian philosophy, early childhood education. These seminars are offered each summer as part of the Western Institute of Chris­ tian School Administration. Requirements incl ude twenty hours of class sessions in the subject and thirty hours of research and the writing of a paper embodying the results of class study and research. A maxi­ mum of two seminars may be used as elective credit in the M.A. program 650 COMPREHENSIVE WRITTEN EXAM (0) Covers the field of study; must be taken prior to graduation.

Church Music Program Director: Wi lliam Lock, D.M.A. The Master of Music degree in church music is a comprehensive program of both concentrated studies and practical experi­ ence, designed to prepare the graduate for a full-time ministry through music, either in the United States or a foreign country. Since some churches and mission orga­ nizations do not have the financial re­ sources to warrant the hir ing of a full-time minister of music, students enrolled in the Master of Music Degree program may wish to consider some studies in a second area of ministry, such as: adult Christian education, youth or children's ministry, church school music education, private music teaching, composition/arranging, ac­ counting or journalism. Objectives The objectives of the Master of Music Degree in Church Music are: I ) to promote the development of a per­ sonal philosophy of church music which integrates a biblical theology with a study of historical practice and current trends; 2) to emphasize the priority of both indi­ vidual and corporate worship as well as the need for revitalized congregational participation; 3) to create an understanding of the pur­ poses of church music for various cul­ tural, age, and doctrinal groups; 4) to increase the awareness of the many available resources - literature, mat e­ rials, organizations, and personnel; 5) to encourage further development of specific musical skills and to gain some knowledge and competency in the areas of children/youth choirs, handbells, instrumental conducting, and musidarts;

cians must possess ad-

vanced musical skills, a

personal philosophy of

the purpose of music in

the church as well as

society, and practical

training in effective

communication methods.

Through formal and

informal studies at Bio/a,

students are encouraged

to gain all three within a

Christian perspective.

Dr. William Lock,


Director of Graduate

Studies in Church Music


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