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Church Music

Not all courses are offered every term. Please see Wolverine Access or the Office of the Registrar's website for detailed course offerings.

 

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Graduate Course Descriptions

 

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

  • CHURCHMU 483 Hymn Improvisation (2 crs)
    A practicum in service music with emphasis on keyboard improvisation and hymn-playing as these skills relate to service-playing in churches with diverse cultural approaches to worship music. Handbells and other instruments are included as needed.
  • CHURCHMU 484 Console Conducting and Repertoire (2 crs)
    A continuation of 483. Includes a study of anthem literature for graded choirs plus training in conducting from the console. Also study and performance of repertoire for organ and other instruments.

 

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Graduate Course Descriptions

 

  • CHURCHMU 583 Hymn Improvisation (2 crs)
    A practicum in service music with emphasis on keyboard improvisation and hymn-playing as these skills relate to service playing in churches with diverse cultural approaches to worship-music. Handbells and other instruments are included as needed.
  • CHURCHMU 584 Console Conducting and Repertoire (2 crs)
    A continuation of 483/583. Includes a study of anthem literature for graded choirs plus training in conducting from the console. Also study and performance of repertoire for organ and other instruments.
  • CHURCHMU 585 Blended Worship Styles (2 crs)
    An in-depth study of the many varied liturgies currently in practice in today's Christian churches. Emphasis on practical and philosophical aspects of blended worship in contemporary society.
  • CHURCHMU 586 Contemporary Church Music (2 crs)
    Focuses on the aesthetics of contemporary church music music and the methodology of successful church music administration. To yield principles and guidelines for effective presentation of church music, students deeply explore the major issues of hymn text revision regarding contemporary and inclusive language, current methods and materials for organizational effectiveness in administration, and the dissemination of high-quality music to the congregation and the community at large.
  • CHURCHMU 588 Church Music Administration (2 crs)
    This course provides graduate students the opportunity to examine issues relating to music programs for today's worshipping communities. Topics covered include preparation of budgets, setting salaries, working conditions, staff relations, publicity, recruitment of volunteers, and musical programming.

 

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