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exalt and proclaim

Music is more than notes on a page. It’s used for both worship and teaching, and reveals God’s order, complexity, and beauty. In the Church Music major, you will learn to use music to both exalt and proclaim God. You will have opportunities to hone your musical skills as you train and perform with godly, talented, and experienced faculty. They work with you one-on-one as you learn leadership and build excellence in musicianship.

With great joy
Music feeds your soul. You are brought to your knees in worship of God through the powerful movement it creates within you. You are passionate about combining theological truth, beautiful harmonies, and musical phrasing. Leading others to the foot of the cross through music is one of your greatest joys.

The five-year Church Music major gives you a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Sacred Music. You may choose a vocal or instrumental concentration, furthering the abilities and talents God gave you.

Develop your musical talents to worship God and lead others to do the same.

 

Meet Andrew Dawes, a Church Music major from Newberry, PA.
"I absolutely love the music faculty and students here at BBC. Not only are they amazingly talented and well educated, but they also give much of their personal time to further my development. They have become true friends."
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YOU WILL LEARN TO ...
- Lead and develop the musical capacities of others.
- Create and build unique music ministries.
- Incorporate powerful worship elements such as drama and other art.
- Arrange and compose musical works

YOU WILL LEAVE BBC WITH ...
- A  strong biblical and theological philosophy of music.
- Leadership qualities for the development and direction of vocal, choral and instrumental music ministries.
- The ability to teach and mentor others in music development and performance.

QUICK FACTS ...
- 157 Credits
- Private music lessons are offered in voice, piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, and composition.
- A Church Music Apprenticeship is tailored to your passions and recognizes regular weekend ministry in a church.
- Participate in touring performance groups such as One Accord, Chamber Singers, or Concert Chorale. Learn more about the ensembles here.
- Auditions are required of all students who wish to join a musical ensemble or who are applying for entrance into a music department program. For more information, click here.

YOU COULD BE A ...
- Private studio teacher
- Professional musician
- Music arranger
- Choir Director or Worship Pastor

COURSES INCLUDE ...
- Foundations and Issues in Worship
- Conducting
- Hymnology
- Instrumental Composition and Arranging
- Church Music Administration
SEE MORE IN OUR COLLEGE CATALOG.

CONTACT ...
For questions or more information, contact The Department of Music at music@bbc.edu.