Church Music

SM 100: Church Music Administration I

A study of the philosophy, organization, leadership and resources for using music in the ministry of the local church. Emphasis on criteria for leadership, music in ministry, congregational singing , the copyright law and service planning.

SM 101: Hymn Reading 

Reading of gospel songs and hymns and simple improvisation.

Prerequisites: Hymn Rdg/Hymn Improvisation Audition.

SM 102: Hymn Reading 

Reading of gospel songs and hymns and simple improvisation.

Prerequisites: Hymn Rdg/Hymn Improvisation Audition.

SM 103: Hymn Improvisation Class 

Sight-reading of gospel songs and hymns, chord formation, improvisation and transposition. Emphasis on congregational accompaniment techniques. Fundamentals of solo arrangements.

Prerequisites: Hymn Rdg/Hymn Improvisation Audition.

SM 104: Hymn Improvisation Class 

Sight-reading of gospel songs and hymns, chord formation, improvisation and transposition. Emphasis on congregational accompaniment techniques. Fundamentals of solo arrangements.

Prerequisites: Hymn Rdg/Hymn Improvisation Audition.

SM 291: Private Hymn Improvisation 

Sight-reading of gospel songs and hymns, transposition, improvisation and advanced congregational accompaniment techniques. Solo arranging, vocal solo accompaniment and prelude planning.

Prerequisites: Hymn Rdg/Hymn Improvisation Audition.

SM 301: Church Music Administration II 

A study of the philosophy, organization, leadership and resources for using music in the ministry of the local church. Emphasis on vocal solos, small vocal ensembles, adult choir and the music library.

Prerequisite: SM 100.

SM 302: Church Music Administration III 

A study of the philosophy, organization, leadership and resources for using music in the ministry of the local church. Emphasis on children's choirs, piano, organ, orchestral instruments, handbells and topical/seasonal services.

Prerequisite: SM 301.

SM 307: Congregational Song Leading 

The application of conducting techniques to congregational singing; the choosing of hymns and gospel songs for evangelistic musical programs; platform techniques. Open only to men. Lecture and lab.

Corequisite: SM 390.

SM 390: Congregational Song Leading Lab 

Corequisite: SM 307.

SM 491: Church Music Practicum 

Guided experience in administering and directing the music ministry in a local church; supervised by a qualified music director or pastor in a church.

Prerequisites: MT 301, SM 307, SM 302.

SM 492: Church Music Practicum 

Guided experience in administering and directing the music ministry in a local church; supervised by a qualified music director or pastor in a church.

Prerequisites: MT 301, SM 307, SM 302.

SM 503: Hymnology 

The history and development of the hymn and hymn tune, types of hymns and their uses, and analysis and interpretation of hymns and gospel songs. Standard hymnals reviewed.

SM 601: Church Music: The Protestant Tradition 

Music in the Old and New Testaments; the development of psalmody and hymnody from the Reformation through 19th-century England.

SM 602: American Hymnody 

Significant movements in American hymnody; colonial psalmody, singing schools, the Great Awakening, Kentucky Revival, shape-note singing, the Sunday School songs and the gospel song.

SM 603: Graded Choirs 

Preparation for administering the church music education program; emphasis given to spiritual and musical objectives, sequence of concepts, and selection of materials.

SM 606: Group Vocal Techniques 

Vocal techniques appropriate for teaching amateur singers as a group; identification of group vocal problems, and the application of exercises and techniques to solve these problems.

SM 609: Private Conducting 


SM 610: Private Conducting 

Prerequisite: SM 609.

SM 611: Arranging Workshop 

Arranging and scoring for choir, band or orchestra, and vocal or instrumental ensembles.


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