Worship Music (WMUS)

Worship Music (WMUS)

WMUS 103  Basic Music Skills for Worship Leading  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A practical introduction to harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic principles of music for the worship leader. Musical elements including key signatures, scales, intervals, chords, chord construction and chord progression are introduced as the foundation for harmonic analysis of traditional, contemporary Christian, popular, and jazz music. Special attention is given to the Nashville Number System and jazz harmony practices as an accepted methodology for music analysis. Examination of contemporary Christian music genres provides resource for practical application of harmonic principles. (Crosslisted with MUSC 105)

Offered: Online

WMUS 303  Dynamics of Worship Leading  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This is a worship methods class that deals with principles and processes of building a music program for the non-traditional worship service. Attention is given to pedagogy of vocal groups for adult singers. Students also learn the development, role, and repertoire of large and small ensembles in the worship service. (Crosslisted with MUSC 303)

Offered: Online

WMUS 315  Basic Conducting for the Worship Leader  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Rudimentary instruction in conducting techniques for worship leaders in non-traditional worship settings. Knowledge and skill areas stressed are: basic conducting gestures and patterns; score interpretation; rehearsal management and technique; programming considerations; and special problems in vocal and instrumental situation. (Crosslisted with MUSC 315)

Offered: Online

WMUS 400  Tools, Techniques and Literature for Worship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of the materials used in program building of instrumental and vocal ensembles in non-traditional worship settings. Evaluation is made of select publishers to investigate music, audio, video, and software recourses availability with application to contemporary Christian Worship ensemble. (Crosslisted with MUSC 400)

Offered: Online

Oval 1AudioBackArrowCloseShapeFill 1ArrowShapeArrowMenuMagnifying GlassShapeVideoWordmark WTC simple light Created with Sketch.