MUR 3105†††††††† Sacred Music I†††††††††† 2
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
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 childrenís 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
MUR 3105 and MUR 3106.
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 studentís 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