The MA in Church Music is based on the cohort concept. Students begin in the Summer or Fall of 2012, 2014, 2016, etc., and take their required courses in step with their fellow cohort members. Music courses are in a two-year sequence, so taking the courses as they are offered is critical to the success of the student.
|Course No.||Course Name||Instructor||Class Time|
|GST510||ST Prolegomena (1)||Dr. Oats||SU12OLA (Online Session A) May 8 – June 29|
|GOT541||Psalms||Mr. Mayes||SU12OLB July 3 – August 24|
|GST520||Dispensationalism & Hermeneutics||Dr. Oats||FA12OLA|
|GCM502||Introduction to Analysis*||Dr. Clater||FA12 OLA|
|GCM510||Philosophy of Music||Mr. Aniol||FA12 OLB|
|GPA615||Theology of Prayer and Worship||Dr. Moritz||SP13OLA|
|GCM520||Hymnology and Song Leading||Dr. Ledgerwood||2013 Campus Module – TBA|
|GCM521||Choral Conducting 1||Dr. Brown||June 25-29, 2013 Campus Module|
|GCM514||Children’s Ministries||Dr. Shelley||SU13OLB|
|GCM501||Basic Music Literature*||Dr. Ledgerwood||FA13OLA|
|GST614||Systematic Theology 4 (2)||Dr. Oats||FA13OLA|
|GCM513||Music Resources||Dr. Brown||FA13OLB|
|GMC522||Choral Conducting 2||Dr. Brown||January 6-10, 2014 Campus Module|
|GCM511||History of Sacred Music||Dr. Clater||SP14OLB|
(1) Students must take Prolegomena in their first semester. It is offered each online session.
*These two courses may be waived through a placement examination. Students who are required to take these courses may want to take GST520 Dispensationalism and one of the Systematic Theology courses after they complete the music portion of the degree.
(2) Students must take one Systematic Theology elective. One is usually offered each semester of the school year. Systematic Theology 4 fits the schedule as given and focuses on the Holy Spirit and the Church, two areas of special interest concerning music. See the Seminary Online Schedule for other options.
Students must also complete GCM 530 and 531; these are not scheduled courses, but can be taken at the student’s convenience.
Students who can complete their courses by the end of the summer may march in Commencement in May.