1801 MUSIC IN RITUAL, LITURGY AND WORSHIP (3 hours)
An introduction to the Biblical, historic and aesthetic values of music in worship that includes an interpretive methodology for theological study, the history and meaning of religion ritual, the development of Christian worship from Jewish roots, the structure and integrity of the Church Year, the anatomy of hymns and hymnals, the Revised Common Lectionary, the Psalter, and a study of music in the Hebrew Bible and New Testaments of the Bible along with some Jewish ritual. Same as REL 1801.
2801 PSALMS, HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS I (2 hours)
A study of music in the church from early Christian practices through the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation and the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and America.
2802 PSALMS, HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS II (2 hours)
A study of worship and music from the 19th through the early 21st centuries in a global perspective, including an introduction to the role of music in ministries as well as artistic standards for the praise band.
3801 THE CHURCH MUSIC PROGRAM (2 hours)
An application of the concepts of music and worship to adult, adolescent, and children's choirs, instrumental programs in the church, planning worship and rehearsals, developing and maintaining budgets, and recuriting and nurturing volunteers in music ministry.
4800 SACRED MUSIC INTERNSHIP AND SENIOR PROJECT (2 hours)
A semester of mentorship in a church under the supervision of a full-time pastoral musician to include a written project that entails planning the repertoire of choral, instrumental, and congregational music for the Advent/Christmas cycle and the Lenten/Easter cycle (completed in consultation with the supervising professor)