Bachelor of Sacred Music (B.S.M.)
Southeast Asia Program
- Completion of the Undergraduate Portfolio* to provide evidence of five or more years of post-high school, professional-level paid, or volunteer work experience in a social service ministry or faith community.
- High school diploma or G.E.D. Foreign students must hold the equivalent.
- Completion of the Application Procedure.
*See the Undergraduate Portfolio section for an explanation.
- Students are expected to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the Student Handbook of the year of their acceptance with a particular focus on their degree program. Students are bound by the academic and financial requirements of the Handbook in use at the time of their acceptance. The current Student Handbook, as well as past years’ Handbooks, can be viewed here.
- Completion of 30 credit hours from the B.S. M. curriculum. *See below
- Completion and submission of senior paper
- History of Music (6 credits each)
Church Music in the Middle Ages (476-1450)
Church Music in the Renaissance (1450-1600)
Church Music in the Baroque Period (1600-1700)
Church Music in the Classical Period (1700-1800)
Church Music in the Romantic Period (1800-1900)
Church Music in the Modern Period (1900-present)
- The Instruments of the Orchestra (including keyboard and organ) (3 credits)
- Form in Church Music (6 credits)
- Composers and their Specific Works (6 credits each)
Bach’s Christmas/Easter Oratorio
Britten’s Hymn to St.Cecilia
Cesar Franck’s Les Beatitudes- Oratorio
Berkeley’s Salve Regina
Dvorak’s/ Rossini’s Te Deum
Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony
Monteverde’s 1610 Vespers
Rossinin’s/Dvorak’s Stabat Mater
Schubert’s /Gounod’s Ave Maria
Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat
- Theory of Music (6 credits)
• Time Signatures, the composition of a four-bar rhythm or composition of a rhythm to given words
• Alto (C clef centered on 3rd line) Double #s and double flats
• Scales and key signatures of all major and minor keys
• Construction of chromatic scale
• Identification and writing of triads on tonic, subdominant and dominant notes
• Terms and signs, recognition of trills, turn, ornaments, acciaccatura, appoggiatura lower mordant
• Five/Six Theory Exams conducted by Trinity/Guildhall London and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
- Practical – Voice, Instruments (6 credits)
• Equivalent of the First Concert Certificate, or Grade
• Five/Six Practical Exams conducted by Trinity/Guildhall London and Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
- Sight Reading/Sight Singing, Keys, Time Signatures, Note
Values, Dynamics, Tempi, Articulation (3 credits)
- Aural Training (3 credits)
To listen to a short piece in duple, triple, or compound duple,
triple time played twice and to state:
• The time signature
• If it begins in a major or minor key
• If the tonality changes as the piece progresses, and if so, how
• After further playing of the closing section of the piece, to state whether the cadence at the end is perfect, imperfect, plagal or interrupted.
To sing or play from memory a short melody played twice by the examiner. The key chord and starting note will first besounded and named, and the pulse indicated. A second attempt
will be allowed if necessary.