Music

Overview

A minor in Music is an interdisciplinary program that exposes students to the theory, history, performance and composition of music. Students will take courses on tonal harmony, ear training and music theory as they learn to write, arrange, and conduct musical compositions.

Courses

Below is a list of courses that are required to earn a minor in Music. Take a look at the list below to help give you an idea of classes within this program. Be sure to review the official requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Note: This list is intended to give you a glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising.

Required Courses

MUS 101 Tonal Harmony 1 & Practice     Credit Hours: 4
This course is designed to equip the student with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of music theory in order to provide a foundation, which prepares the student for the study of harmony including an aural perception of scales, intervals, and chords. Additionally, this course is intended
to expose the student to the basic rules of part-writing through written exercises and harmonic analysis.

MUS 103 Tonal Harmony 2 & Practice     Credit Hours: 4
This course is a continuation of MUS 101 and is designed to expand the student’s knowledge of harmony through the study of secondary triads, augmented and diminished triads, seventh chords, melody and rhythm, secondary dominants, elementary modulation, and improvisation through the study and application of non-harmonic tones. This course also includes an advanced study of the aural perception of scales, intervals, and chords.
Prerequisite: MUS 101

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MUS-CC 160     Credit Hours: 1
This course is a mixed choir with membership open to students by audition. This group represents the College on many occasions during the year. (There are two ninety-minute rehearsals per week.)

or

MUS-WE 161     Credit Hours: 1
This course is a performance ensemble that plays a variety of music, including transcriptions, serious 20th century works, marches, and lighter selections. Several concerts are performed each year.

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MUS 301 Form and Analysis     Credit Hours: 2
This course is a study of the structure of musical composition through the analysis of specific
works by composers of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and Twentieth Century
periods.
Prerequisite: MUS 203

MUS 303 Orchestration and Instrumentation     Credit Hours: 3
Orchestration and instrumentation is a “hands on” course to assist the student in developing skills
in arranging music for choirs, bands, and orchestra. The student will receive instruction in basic
editing software such as Finale.
Prerequisite: MUS 203

MUS 306 Counterpoint     Credit Hours: 3
This is a course that provides a stylistic study of both modal and tonal counterpoint, with an
emphasis on eighteenth-century procedures through the examination of invention, suite, and fugue.
Assignments include analysis and composition.
Prerequisite: MUS 301

MUS 331 Beginning Conducting   Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to conducting patterns in both simple and compound meters and
with a class laboratory experience.

MUS 332 Choral Conducting   Credit Hours: 3
This is a course requiring intensive drill in choral conducting techniques, rehearsal procedures and
historical perspectives. Laboratory experience is provided.
Prerequisite: MUS 331

MUS 332 Instrumental Conducting   Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to follow beginning conducting. This course continues the study of
conducting technique with an emphasis on leadership of instrumental groups. Laboratory
experience is provided.
Prerequisite: MUS 331

MUS 357 Worship & Theology   Credit Hours: 3
This course will assist the student in developing biblical filters by which to shape worship practice.
Understanding a “Christocentric” approach to worship will provide the future worship leader a
biblical and practical way to determine music appropriateness and substantiation of applicable
ministries.

MUS 410 World Music   Credit Hours: 3
This is a course of study designed to increase the student’s knowledge and understanding of world
music. Repertoires to be studied include African, Asian, Indian, and Javanese music.

MUS 451 Hymnology: A Singing Theology   Credit Hours: 3
This course will research the historical and cultural influences of hymn development from ancient
times to the present with special attention paid to Baptist life. The student will discover the value
of hymns in the worship and devotional life of the church. This class will be exposed to biblical
filters which will guide the student in determining theological appropriateness for use in worship,
particularly in Baptist life.

*Students who choose to minor in music must take MUS 205 Music Appreciation for their Fine Arts elective.

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Worship Studies

Overview

Our Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies degree is designed for individuals like you who wish to study music as part of a career in church music, in both a traditional and contemporary settings. We will prepare you to be a leader in worship and to teach musical skills to the next generation.

Others may wish to pursue the Bachelor of Arts in music degree. The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is to prepare students to become accomplished musicians through knowledge, skills, and experience within a liberal arts tradition.

With professors who become mentors and personal coaches through one-on-one interaction, you will find support for whatever career goal you have in mind. Your classes will range from music theory to direct application with so many opportunities to perform live and gain the on-stage experience you need. With end of year concerts and senior recitals, we’re taking music from theory to real world application.

By the time you earn your Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies, you will be able to:

  1. Develop the following performance skills for applied and secondary instruments: Tone quality, Intonation/Pitch Accuracy, rhythm tempo, balance/blend, technique, musicality, and performance factors.
  2. Be able to demonstrate skills in sight-reading through a variety of musical styles.
  3. Be able to demonstrate a proficiency in knowledge and function of music theory through analysis, arranging and orchestration.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to think, speak, and write proficiently about music and worship related topics.

Still not sure if this program is for you? Check out some of the classes you can take and the careers you can have through a Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies.

Popular Classes

MUS 303 | Orchestration and Instrumentation
MUS 320 | Music Technology
MUS 357 | Worship Theology

Potential Career Opportunities

Students who graduate from Brewton-Parker College with a degree in Music have many options available to them after graduation, such as

Worship Leader
Music Missionary
Sound Technician
Music/Choir Director

Music Therapist
Performer/Recording Artist
Music Teacher
Denominational Service

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