The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music provides a comprehensive study in music, as well as 19-20 semester hour electives that can be taken in a different discipline(s). This program is appropriate for undergraduates who wish to major in music as a part of a liberal arts program. Depending on the choice of electives, it also affords opportunity for graduate and/or vocational opportunities in fields integrating with, or independent of, music.
The Music Department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in
The Bachelor of Music Education degree is offered in conjunction with the School of Education.
A student may also minor in Music.
The goals of all music degrees are to guide students into the pursuit of academic and artistic excellence within the framework of the Emmanuel College Philosophy, Mission, and Institutional Aims. Furthermore, the Music Department will seek to develop students who will make significant contributions to their world through the sharing of these artistic achievements.
The Music Department shares Emmanuel College’s commitment to a Christian liberal arts education and functions as an integral part of that commitment: to enrich the cultural experiences of the general student body, and to prepare music students for the professional practice of music in conjunction with other fields. We are committed to develop musicians who possess knowledge, skills, and competence in the field.
Music program graduates should know the following:
- Elements of the language of music: notation and analysis of pitch, rhythm, harmony, timbre, texture, form, and terminology applicable to instruments and voices.
- Characteristics of artistic tone production, expressiveness, precise articulation, and correct performance practices of one’s major instrument or vocal concentration, and competence in one’s minor instrument
- Fundamentals of music theory and practice of the tonal musical periods and basic concepts of contemporary styles: harmony, texture, voice-leading, transposition, and modulation.
- History of Western musical styles and forms from the medieval to contemporary periods, including secular and sacred masterworks for solo voices, instruments, chamber, and large ensembles.
- History of non-Western musical styles, elements, performance media, and forms.
- Elements and principles of leading others to an understanding of music as an art form, as a means of communication, and as a part of intellectual and cultural heritage.
- Influence of the Christian church on the history and practice of music.
- Principles and assessment of ideas, methods and policies, in the arts and in music education for impact on the musical and cultural development of students.
The following admission requirements are required for the B.A. in Music, B.A. in Music Performance, B.A. in Music and Worship Arts, and the Bachelor of Music Education.
1. Students must complete an application for admission to the major.
2. Students entering the program must have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.00. A minimum grade of “C-“ is required in Foreign Language in the Liberal Arts Core as a prerequisite to the Foreign Language requirement in the major.
3. An audition and admission interview with the music faculty will be scheduled prior to the first semester registration. Students entering the program must pass the entrance audition, demonstration acceptable levels of proficiency on their chosen instruments, e.g. performing pitches and rhythms accurately.
4. Early audition during the senior year of high school is preferable. However placement interviews and auditions will be held during New Student Orientation when arranged with the music faculty in advance. For specific information concerning interviews, auditions, repertoire, scholarships, or departmental requirements, contact the Music Department Chair in writing or call at the college telephone numbers.
5. Students who wish to audition for a music scholarship must complete the audition by March 1 to be considered for the fall semester. Contact the Student Financial Aid Office for more information.
6. Students not meeting the minimum standards of proficiency will be allowed to enter the program as a music minor. At the end of two semesters, students will be re-evaluated as to their progress in music theory and applied music. If an acceptable level of proficiency has been reached, the student will be admitted into the program as a music major. If not admitted, the student will remain as a music minor only.
1. Complete an audition in the primary applied music areas, for the purpose of classification.
2. Take a written placement test in music theory. Any student scoring below 75% will be required to enroll in MU140I (Music Theory 1 Intensive); students scoring 50% or below will enroll in MU 100 (Music Fundamentals) and MU 060 (Class Piano for Non-majors).
3. Maintain an average grade of “B” in each major applied music course and a minimum grade of “C-” in all other music courses.
4. Perform in Music Seminars and Department Recitals as scheduled.
5. Perform a final exam jury in each applied music course for which the student has registered.
6. MU099 (Music Seminar) must be taken concurrently with every applied music course. Music seminar and recital attendance are required of all music majors.
B.A. in Music
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and a minimum of 122 hours will qualify a student for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required.
B.A. in Music Performance
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and a minimum of 121 hours, depending on the particular emphasis, will qualify a student for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required.
B.A. in Music and Worship Arts
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Worship Arts and a minimum of 128 hours will qualify a student for graduation. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required.
Bachelor of Music Education
Completion of required courses in the Bachelor of Music Education degree, additional School of Education requirements, and a minimum of 136 hours, depending on the particular emphasis, will qualify a student for graduation. Music education students must maintain a 2.75 GPA in all education courses.
All Music Degrees
The keyboard proficiency examination is a part of a continuing effort to prepare our graduates for their respective careers in the best and most thorough manner possible. It is included in the program because the development of basic keyboard skills is considered essential to success in all musical careers. Satisfactory completion of this examination is required for graduation.
The student must have completed MA 175 Pre-calculus and earned at least a C-. Permission to enter into the mathematics program must be given by the department chair. The Mathematics faculty will assist the major department advisor with any questions on advisement for registration in the minor.
In addition to completing the requirements of the liberal arts core and completion of the requirements for a major in another area, the following courses must be taken to qualify as a mathematics minor. There can be no duplication of course work in this minor. If any of the following courses are required by one’s major, additional courses will need to be taken for a total of 17 hours of credit for the minor. A grade of C- or higher in each course is required.
MA 240 (Differential Calculus) 4 hrs.
MA 241 (Integral Calculus) 4 hrs.
MA 242 (Multivariable Calculus) 3 hrs.
Electives 6 hrs.
MA 200 (Statistics)
MA 220 (Linear Algebra I)
MA 310 (Topology)
MA 320 (Linear Algebra II)
MA 321 (Discrete Mathematics)
MA 350 (Differential Equations)
MA 400 (Probability)
MA 440 (Mathematical Analysis)
Total 17 hrs.
An entering freshman must meet the overall college requirements to enter the Kinesiology/Sports Management program. Also, students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above prior to being admitted to upper level Sports Management courses.
In order to graduate with a Kinesiology/Sports Management degree a student must:
1. Complete the requirements listed below for the Kinesiology/Sports Management curriculum, for a total number of at least 124 semester hours.
2. Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all course work taken. No grade below a “C-” in required Kinesiology courses will be accepted for graduation credit. In the event a grade of “D” or lower is earned in a required course, that course must be retaken until at least a “C-” grade is earned.
3. Take part in an exit interview with each candidate for graduation. This interview is for the purpose of assessment of the program and assistance for the student in post-graduation plans.
This year's Kinesiology and Sports Management Course Offerings are now available in the 2014-15 Course Catalog. CLICK HERE, click on the 2014-15 Course Catalog, and advance to page 166 for to view them with full descriptions. There you can also find out which semesters they are offered and how many credit hours they are worth.
Career Opportunities in Kinesiology (Exercise Science)
- Personal Trainer - designs and monitors personalized exercise prescriptions for individual and/or groups according to the goals of the client(s).
- Exercise Test Technologist - conducting stress tests in private cardiology practices and hospitals.
- Working in various phases of Cardiac Rehabilitation – help patients in hospitals and private practice recover physically from a heart attack, surgery, or other cardiovascular and pulmonary complications.
- Corporate Wellness Program – designs and monitors fitness programs, nutrition programs, smoking cessation programs, and educates employees to cause positive changes in health behaviors.
- Commercial Health and Fitness Facilities (profit health clubs) – designs and monitors individualized programs in a variety of health and fitness areas.
- Community Health and Fitness Programs (YMCA, YWCA, Boys and Girls Club) – the programs may include recreation programs, fitness programs, diet/weight control programs, health and fitness testing, and designing and monitoring individualized fitness programs.
- State and Federal Wellness Programs – many state and federal have health and fitness initiatives and employee wellness programs. They often seek professionals who can educate other organizations, companies, and small businesses about Wellness in the workplace.
- U.S. Military - designs and monitors fitness and other health related programs on military bases and ships.
- Strength and Conditioning Specialist – designs and monitors strength and conditioning programs in high schools, colleges, and professional sports.
- Private Sports Medicine Clinics – these clinics specialize in training athletes to improve their performance. Specialized training programs are designed and monitored by the Exercise Science person.
- Physician Private Practice – many physicians are beginning to provide preventative aspects of wellness i.e. diet counseling, exercise programming, smoking cessation, obesity/weight control.
- Physical Therapy – required undergraduate coursework in obtaining a degree in Exercise Science can prepare an individual to seek admission to graduate programs in Physical Therapy.
- Occupational Therapy – required undergraduate coursework in obtaining a degree in Exercise Science can prepare an individual to seek admission to graduate programs in Occupational therapy.
Career Opportunities in Sports Management
- College and Universities – leagues or conference offices (NCAA, NAIA) and individual institutions (Athletic Director, Compliance Officer, Sports Information Director).
- Private Schools – high school athletic director and other jobs within the athletic department
- State, City, and County Government – state agencies i.e. high school athletic association, city and county recreation departments.
- Sports and Leisure Industry – ski resorts, tennis clubs, golf clubs, and vacation resorts
- Summer Sports Camps – directing day to day operations.
- Olympics – national sport governing bodies (more than 40) and various state governing bodies.
- Non-Profit Organizations – Special Olympics at the state and national level, YMCA, YWCA, Boys and Girls Clubs
- Professional Leagues – to name a few - National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer.
- Professional Minor Leagues – to name a few – triple, double, and single baseball leagues, National Basketball Development al League, Continental Basketball Association
- Amateur Sports League – Amateur Athletic Association
- Sports Marketing Agencies – International Management Group (IMG), ProServ, Advantage International
- Player Agent or Representative - for professional athletes
- National Sports Organizations – National Association of Governors Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports, President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Women’s Sports Foundation
- Stadiums and Arenas – management positions, marketing and public relations, design and development
- Event Management – consulting, creating and implementing sports events for sponsors
- Individual Sports Associations – PGA tour, LPGA tour
- Media – sports reporter for newspapers, television, radio, and special interest sports/recreation publications
This year's Christian Ministries Course Offerings are now available in the 2013-14 Course Catalog. To view them, visit our Catalog page by CLICKING HERE.Once there, open the 2014-15 Course Catalog and advance to page 144 for to view all of our Christian Ministries related classes with full descriptions. There you can also find out which semesters these classes are offered and how many credit hours they are worth.
The Christian Ministries programs are open to all qualified majors who desire higher education in a Christian environment. Applicants must be of sound Christian character, committed to fulfilling God’s call on their lives, and interested in preparing themselves for a life of Christian service in one form or another.
All applicants must give evidence of a Christian conversion experience and a sincere desire to seek and experience the truths of God’s Word.
Applicants must be committed to the will of God for their lives and to a life of service for Jesus Christ.
Before making application to the SCM, the student must have completed the following courses in the liberal arts core with a grade of “C-” or above: EN101, EN102, CM130, BI140, BI141, TH237.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.00 grade point average on a 4.00 scale on all course work completed at Emmanuel College.
In addition to being admitted to Emmanuel College, applicants must fulfill specific application requirements stated on the SCM application form. Official admission to a SCM baccalaureate degree program is determined by the faculty in the SCM. Forms for application and letters of recommendation are available from the office of the chair of the School of Christian Ministries.
Once admitted to a SCM program, the student must maintain a 2.00 overall GPA in order to continue in the program, as well as complete chapel and Christian Service Practicum requirements.
Transfer credits which are applicable to the programs of the SCM are accepted as stated in the College’s Transfer Policy.
Students majoring and minoring in some program offered in the School of Christian Ministries should declare their major and/or minor early in their college experience in order to be able to enroll in the required courses when they are offered by the college. Courses should be taken according to the suggested course sequence plan if timely graduation is desired.
SCM majors must have a minimum 2.00 GPA on all course work taken. A minimum grade of “C-” must be earned in the previously identified courses from the liberal arts core as well as all courses within the SCM core. In the event a grade of “D” or lower is earned in any required
SCM course, each course must be retaken until at least a “C-” grade is earned. Any time a student’s GPA falls below 2.00, the student will be placed on probation with the SCM. Failure to improve the GPA to 2.00 or higher within two semesters will result in dismissal from the SCM degree program.
An SCM degree candidate at Emmanuel College must spend at least three sequential semesters (excluding summer) in residence, carrying a minimum of 12 credits per semester. For two of these semesters, the student must be registered as a senior. These residential requirements reflect the SCM’s emphasis on growth and development in personal character and ministry. SCM majors must take at least 30 hours of their major in residence. Included in these thirty hours must be HT410.
In addition, any courses taken from other institutions while a student is attending EC full time must be approved by the SCM faculty in order for such courses to be counted toward the student’s degree program. This approval must be granted prior to the student’s enrollment in any such course. In order to gain approval students must submit a letter to the Dean of the SCM explaining the course they wish to take and the reason it cannot be taken on campus
Mere completion of a curricular program is not regarded as sufficient to meet graduation requirements. A student must be officially accepted by the SCM and fulfill additional SCM requirements before courses can be used in an SCM baccalaureate degree program.
During the junior or senior year, an SCM student must satisfy a public speaking requirement judged by an SCM faculty member in one of the following ways: (1) Speaking in an Emmanuel College or SCM Chapel; (2) Doing an oral presentation of ten minutes minimum in an approved junior or senior level course.
In addition to completing the requirements of chapel attendance, (SCM and EC Convocation), Christian service practicum, and internship, the student must be recommended for graduation by the vice president for student life, the supervisor of the Christian service practicum, and an SCM faculty member. Other requirements for graduation are listed under Requirements for Graduation in this Catalog. Two final requirements for graduation are the successful passing of a comprehensive Bible/theology exit exam and participating in an SCM exit interview.