Master of Sacred Music

OVERVIEW

The Master of Sacred Music Program builds upon the foundation that has been set during the B.S.M. studies. At the graduate level, we primarily pull students into studying the technical and creative aspects of church ministry, as well as the business side of the music industry. At the end of this program, students will pursue careers such as worship arts pastor, Christian recording artist, Christian artist manager, artist developer, practical trainer/teacher within the realm of worship arts, worship programming and technology, technical producer for live productions, and director of concert ministries. 

At the end of the program, each student will be expected to submit a well-formulated research thesis that will demonstrate professional learning outcomes.

DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor of Sacred Music (or equivalent).
  • Meet all admission requirements.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 55 required credits
  • 5 elective credits
  • 60 total credits

Students majoring in guitar, piano, voice, drums, and bass must complete the RCM Grade 10 practical Certificate (or equivalent), including the required RCM Theory and History components. Students will be required to give a 30 – 40- minute public recital. 

Students are required to take 4 semesters of Applied Music Lessons. One (1) credit is given for each semester of lessons for each semester. Students will be graded at each lesson and must receive a passing grade (75%) for each semester. Grades from all required courses will be considered for graduation. 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

  • Worship Pastor 
  • Music Director 
  • Professor

“It is my heart’s desire that every student coming into the music program, not only becomes a skilled singer of musician, but also becomes the leading force that the world needs.” – Stephen Lewis

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