The Cline School of Music: Degrees

 

Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The mission of the general music program at North Greenville University is to offer a music/liberal arts-based curriculum which leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. The degree has a large number of non-music elective courses available to give the student freedom to concentrate in a secondary area of interest. In keeping with the institution’s State of Purpose, this program seeks to enable students to integrate academic discipline, Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience by offering course work that produces well-rounded Christian musicians.

Bachelor of Arts in Church Music (Seminary Track)

The purpose of the Church Music (Seminary Track) program at NGU is to offer a music/liberal arts-based curriculum which leads to a BA degree in Church Music. The goals of the Church Music (Seminary Track) program at NGU are that is graduates demonstrate 1) performance skills required for entrance into seminary graduate school; 2) theoretical and analytical skills required for entrance into seminary graduate school; and 3) historical/stylistic recognition skills required for entrance into seminary graduate school.

Bachelor of Arts in Church Music (Praise & Worship Track)

The purpose of the Church Music (Praise & Worship Track) program at NGU is to offer a music/liberal arts-based curriculum which leads to a BA degree in Church Music. The goals of the Church Music (Praise & Worship Track) program at NGU are that its graduates 1) be prepared to effectively serve in a church music position; 2) demonstrate musical skills; 3) demonstrate professionalism; 4) demonstrate ability to plan; 5) demonstrate the ability to relate to diverse age groups.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance

The purpose of the Music Performance program at NGU is to offer a music/liberal arts-based curriculum that leads to a BA degree in Music Performance. The goals of the Music Performance program at NGU are that, upon successful completion of the BA in Music Performance, the graduate 1) will have the skills to perform professionally; and 2) will have the musical skills necessary to enroll in graduate school and remain in good standing in graduate school.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

The mission of the Music Education program at North Greenville University is to offer a music/liberal arts-based curriculum which leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education/Choral or Bachelor of Arts in Music Education/Instrumental. In keeping with the institution’s Statement of Purpose, this program seeks to enable students to integrate academic discipline, Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience by offering course work that will develop teachers who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to foster learning in youth.

The goals of the Music Education program at North Greenville University are that its graduates 1) demonstrate proficiency in the language and grammar of music; 2) acquire skills using the basic elements of music: melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, texture, dynamics, movement, and form in both aural and visual analysis; 3) develop an understanding of the relationship between music history and literature from past and contemporary cultures (both western and nonwestern) and the influence that music and other performing arts forms have on each other; 4) demonstrate a personal commitment to the art of music in teaching music as an element of civilization, and to encourage the artistic and intellectual development of students, serving as a role model for students through a commitment as an independent professional; 5) acquire skills in recreating, through performance compositions from all historic, cultural, and stylistic perspectives, thus providing opportunities to create new compositions representative of the 21st century; 6) develop the capability to lead students to an understanding of music as an art form, as a means of communication, and as a part of their intellectual and cultural heritage; 7) demonstrate the capability to inspire others and to excite the imagination of students, thus engendering a respect of music and a desire for musical knowledge and experiences; 8) demonstrate the ability to evaluate ideas, methods assessments, and policies in the arts, the humanities, and in arts education for impact on the musical and cultural development of students; 9) demonstrate knowledge of research, research sources, and research techniques in Music Education, thus gaining the ability to use research in the teaching and assessing of music and the improving of musicianship; 10) demonstrate knowledge of the theories of child development and learning styles as appropriate to classroom instruction, K-12; 11) demonstrate an understanding of careers in Music Education and service to the community at large.

 

Minor

Courses

  • MUSC 1430, Music Theory (4 hours)
  • One of the following (3 hours)
    • MUSC 1300, Music Appreciation
    • MUSC 1320, Introduction to the History of Music and Art
  • Applied Music (6 hours)
    • Must be consecutive. 11XX for the first year of study, and 12XX for the second year. There is a jury exam each semester and a performance requirement.
  • Music Ensemble, 1100 (4 hours)
  • Music Elective (3-4 hours)

Total: 20-21 hours

Mission

In keeping with the institution’s Statement of Purpose, this program seeks to enable students to integrate academic discipline, Christian lifestyle, and an enriched cultural experience by offering course work that produces a well-rounded introduction to the study of music. The music minor program provides opportunities for students to develop musical knowledge and skills at a basic collegiate level.

Goal

The goal of the music minor program at North Greenville University is to raise the level of overall proficiency in music and to provide a comprehensive view of the discipline via an introductory study of music performance, theory, and history and style.

Objectives

The objectives for the music minor program are that students 1) demonstrate stylistic, technical, and artistic skills through performance; 2) demonstrate fundamental skills in music theory; and 3) demonstrate fundamental knowledge of music history and style.

General Information

Students must audition at the beginning of the semester to be accepted at the applied minor level, and must score 20 or higher on the Theory Placement Test. Only grades of “C” or better apply toward the minor program. Only large ensembles count toward the minor degree (Concert Choir, Concert Band, and String Ensemble). The student cannot transfer in hours toward the minor. Guitar is not offered as an applied instrument in the music minor program.