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MUR 3105 Sacred Music I . . . . . 2(F)
First of two courses designed to increase understanding and knowledge of the history and practical applications of sacred music in western civilization. Focus on the history, literature, and performance practice of sacred music from the end of the ancient world to the present day. Two years of Music Theory required prior to taking this course.
MUR 3106 Sacred Music II . . . . . 2(S)
Prerequisite: MUR 3105.
Continuation of the Sacred Music sequence. Focus on the literature, practical applications in the sacred music ministry setting, organizational structure and their functions, hand bell and instrumental techniques in sacred music, administration at all levels of the music ministry from children's choirs to senior adults, staffing issues, the role of the organist/accompanist/choirmaster, and the study of traditional and contemporary literature of various denominations. Two years of music theory required prior to taking this course.
MUR 4940 Sacred Music Internship . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: MUR 3105 and MUR 3106.
Internship for students in Sacred Music specialization within the Music Performance track. Requires a semester long internship under the supervision of a faculty advisor and appropriate clergy at a sacred institution of the student's choice which must be approved by the department. The internship will provide practical experience within the structure of a strong music ministry in the region in order to equip the student for a career in Sacred Music. Permission is required.