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Music with an Emphasis in Sacred Music Major


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Music Department Chair & Program Advisor: Dr. Tom Porter

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)

The Bachelor of Science in Music with an Emphasis in Sacred Music degree prepares students with a liberal arts degree in music and a minor in Liturgy. Students in this major may serve as church musicians, continue in graduate studies in music or theology, or complement another undergraduate degree with a double major.

Department Mission

The Music Department endeavors to develop a community of learners where a challenging curriculum is integrated with practical experience and professional training so that graduates are prepared to excel in their chosen specializations.

Department Outcomes

Graduates of this department:

  • perform instrumentally and/or vocally with artistic competence and assess their own performance for purposes of continued development
  • conduct musical groups with attention to artistic concerns
  • know the field of music study; use its technical vocabulary and common approaches; describe current issues and significant artistic works
  • work effectively with others and demonstrate respect for them
  • articulate the values of this Benedictine institution and reflect on them in their work
  • contribute to their civic, cultural, and professional communities

 

The University of Mary Music Program is accredited as an Associate Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Major Requirements


Required Courses:


Three Semesters of Class or Applied Voice


Choose from the below courses:

Four Semesters of Class or Applied Piano


Choose from the below courses:

Two Semesters of Applied Organ


Choose from the below courses:

Two to Four Additional Semesters to Total Six Semesters in One Primary Area of Applied Music


  • Student can choose to complete the remaining hours in organ, voice, or piano.

Two of the Three Following Theology Courses


Total: 124 Semester Credits


Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks

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