Music with a Concentration in Liturgical Music (BA)
A Major in Music with a concentration in Liturgical Music prepares students to work as church music directors. This concentration provides students the experience of working with pastors, choirs and congregations, building their skills and talents as future musicians and directors.
Conducting a choir or a congregation requires verbal and non-verbal communication skills, musical and liturgical knowledge, and a generosity of spirit—things that aid in leading and engaging others in worship. This major, while concentrating in the Roman Catholic tradition, will also prepare students for work in other Christian denominations, mainline Protestant and Orthodox, as they will study these different liturgical traditions, as well as their works of sacred music.
Building upon the solid curricular foundation already established in the Music program, this new major combines the study of sacred text and song, imagery, melody and rhythm. It is inherently a portrayal of interdisciplinary drawing from both the disciplines of theology and music.