CURRICULAR GUIDE

Sacred Music
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0835  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

The Certificate program in Sacred Music is designed for those individuals
interested in or already practicing music at their place of worship, and who wish
to further develop their basic musical skills. Emphasis is on integrating
fundamental knowledge of music theory and keyboard with stylistic and practical
skills generally required of sacred musicians. Course work also includes private
performance studies (typically in organ, piano, voice, or guitar), religious
studies, and ensemble experience.

This is a selective admissions program. In order to be considered as a candidate
for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements beyond those
required for admission to the college. 

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Humanities and Performing Arts Department, Arts and Sciences
Building, Room 255, telephone number (517) 483-1018 or the LCC Admissions Office,
Room 2300, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, telephone number (517) 483-1254.

REQUIREMENTS                                                TOTAL: 24  CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
MUSC 138    Class Piano Major I                                              2
MUSC 139    Class Piano Major II                                             2
MUSC 157    Applied Lesson I                                                 2
MUSC 158    Applied Lesson II                                                2
MUSC 163    Aural Skills I                                                   1
MUSC 164    Aural Skills II                                                  1
MUSC 193    Basic Musicianship I                                             3
MUSC 194    Basic Musicianship II                                            3
MUSC 221    Sacred Music: History & Styles                                   2
MUSC 222    Techniques in Sacred Music                                       2
RELG 212    World Religions II                                               4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL:  9-12 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

Choice 1:   Ensemble (See Note 1)                                    2 Credits
MUSC 108    Concert Choir                                                    1

Choice 2:   Applied Skills (See Note 2)                            3-6 Credits
MUSC 155    Class Voice Commercial I                                         2
MUSC 156    Class Voice Commercial II                                        2
MUSC 182    Class Voice I                                                    2
MUSC 183    Class Voice II                                                   2
MUSC 188    Class Guitar                                                     2
MUSC 270    Rock Guitar                                                      2
MUSC 280    Private Composition                                              1
MUSC 297    Synthesizers & Computer Music                                    2

Choice 3    Religion                                                 4 Credits
RELG 211    World Religions I                                                4
RELG 241    Old Testament Literature                                         4
RELG 242    New Testament Literature                                         4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   33

1.    Another Ensemble may be substituted given the student's own performance
      venues in Sacred Music, but only with Departmental approval. Course may be
      repeated and is required a minimum of two semesters. 
2.    Typically, practitioners of Sacred Music will take Private Lessons in
      either Keyboard (piano or organ), Voice, or Guitar. Students are advised
      to explore performance/expressive avenues outside their chosen Private
      Lessons in selected areas of Applied Skills.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses. Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
MUSC 157          MUSC 158          MUSC 138          MUSC 139
MUSC 163          MUSC 164          Lim. Ch. 2        RELG 212
MUSC 193          MUSC 194          Lim. Ch. 3        Lim. Ch. 2
MUSC 221          MUSC 222                            
Lim. Ch. 1        Lim. Ch. 1