2021-2022 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
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2021-2022 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Performance - Vocal, M.M.

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The Master of Music in Performance, Vocal has been designed to provide professional training for performers who wish to concentrate on multiple styles of singing and teaching through focused courses in voice, pedagogy and performance in a Christ-centered environment.

Cognate Areas of Study:

Students will choose six (6) credit hours of additional cognate electives in any combination from the courses listed below: 


1) Vocal Pedagogy Cognate Courses:

MU 544    Advanced Vocal Pedagogy (Since this course is included in the MM required courses listed above, students who choose this cognate will need to take another 3 hour elective course in order for the student to earn the required hours for graduation.)

MU 645    Comparative Vocal Pedagogy

MU 646    Historical Vocal Pedagogy

MU 647    Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy


2) Theatre Cognate Courses:

TH 502     Acting I

TH 503     Acting II

TH 505     Beginning Ballet

TH 506     Beginning Tap

TH 507    Beginning Jazz

TH 508    Advanced Ballet

TH 509     Advanced Jazz

TH 510    Stage Movement

TH 511     Advanced Tap

TH 513    History of Musical Theatre

TH 515    Auditioning in the Global Marketplace

TH 521    Theatrical Makeup

TH 525    Stage Combat I

TH 526    Stage Combat II

TH 530    Directing I

TH 531    Production Procedures


3) Worship Leadership Cognate Courses:

WL 515    Practical Technologies for Today’s Worship Leader

WL 552    Relational Issues in Worship

WL 554    History and Philosophy of Music and Worship

WL 555     Practical Skills in Worship

Music Total Semester Hours: Thirty Five

Ensemble Participation

1. Students are required to participate in the University Chorale for four (4) sequential semesters.  

2. Students are required to participate in the Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop for three (3) sequential semesters. 

Foreign Language Proficiencies

Students are expected to have taken at least one semester of French, German, and Italian as part of their undergraduate studies. If not, they will be required to fulfill that requirement by completing the missing language courses or passing the appropriate CLEP exams.

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