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.