2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Music and Worship Purpose Statement The Department of Music and Worship in the Cedarville University School of Arts and Humanities provides a high-quality Christ-centered undergraduate education in music and worship, building a strong artistic, intellectual, and practical foundation for professional careers and graduate studies. The department serves the University, church, and global community through outreach, performance, and educational activities. The faculty of teaching-artists is dedicated to the education of the whole person and committed to helping students realize their highest level of musicianship and development as human beings created in the image of God. Music Student Objectives Upon completion of the music curricula and courses, music majors will: • Develop and demonstrate technical skills required for artistic self-expression in at least one major performance area. • Demonstrate artistic mastery of assigned repertoire appropriate to their performance field, and perform from a diverse cross-section of that repertoire. • Identify and describe a broad range of music literature in terms of cultural sources, principle stylistic eras, and typical genres. • Sight-read, with fluency, while demonstrating general musicianship and relevant, professional skills in their major performance area. • Acquire and demonstrate proficient keyboard skills. • Develop and use appropriate conducting and rehearsal skills, as required. • Visually and aurally identify the basic elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, and form) and use this knowledge in aural, verbal, and written analyses. • Demonstrate the ability to take aural dictation of rhythms, melodies, and harmonic progressions. • Formulate aesthetic judgments, orally and in writing, with regard to musical analysis, processes and structures, composition, performance, scholarship, and pedagogy. • Develop the rudimentary ability to improvise original music or to create a derivation or variation of an established work both extemporaneously and in writing. • Recognize and identify, visually and aurally, representative compositions from each era of musical history, styles of particular composers within each era, and apply correct historical information to appropriate teaching situations. • Demonstrate a working knowledge of technological developments applicable to musicians. • Develop creative approaches to musical problem-solving through multiple modalities of thinking. • Create and articulate a Christ-centered philosophy of music. • Serve and enrich the University, church, and global community. Accreditation Cedarville University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Programs of Study The Department of Music and Worship offers the following programs of study: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in: • Music • Worship Bachelor of Music (BM) in: • Composition • Keyboard Pedagogy • Performance Bachelor of Music Education (BME) in: • Choral • Instrumental Minors • Music • Music Technology • Songwriting • Worship Requirements for Music and Worship Admission Admission and Auditions Applicants who wish to major in music or worship should follow the standard procedures for admission to the University. Satisfactory completion of an audition is required for approval as a music or worship major. Students should visit the website at cedarville.edu/musicworship (Music Auditions or Worship Auditions) to obtain audition requirements and to schedule an audition. Scholarships Scholarship assistance is available to music and worship majors who qualify on the basis of audition, academic record, and references. Additional academic scholarships and other types of financial assistance are available to qualified individuals through Cedarville University Financial Aid. Music Theory Placement Exam All incoming music majors are required to take the Music Theory Placement Exam. This test assures that students have the minimum knowledge necessary for college-level music theory courses. The exam is given on all audition days and during Getting Started Week activities. Though not required, all incoming worship majors are highly encouraged to take the Theory Placement Exam. 2023–24 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 85 School of Arts and Humanities Music and Worship