Overview

Music programs at Piedmont International University are designed to prepare students biblically and musically for future music ministries in churches and schools. Each program offers a unique balance of biblical foundation, academic content, performance study, and practical experience. Majors are offered in Church Music and Music Education (see School of Education) and two minors (see Minors section).
Admission to any music program follows satisfactory completion of an audition.

Performing Opportunities
Music students are provided with various performance opportunities including chorale, small choral and instrumental ensembles, solos, recitals, Chapel services, and weekly performance classes.

 

 


 

 

 

Success

Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company

 

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Follow all steps of admissions
 

Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Articulate a philosophy of worship and music by means of a research paper citing scriptural references and other resources to support their philosophy. 
  • Perform a junior and senior recital that shows the student is competent as a performer.
  • Prepare a choir or praise team for a church worship service for a local church using rehearsal and conducting techniques developed in conducting courses.
  • Organize and administer the church music department as a result of completing course requirements of various church music courses and serving as a church intern.
  • Demonstrate competence in music theory and aural skills, music history, and formal analytical techniques.
  • Give evidence of the ability to rehearse the various types of church choirs, include youth choirs, and know resources for selecting music.
 

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 35
General Education 37
Speciality Area
55
Total 127

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3
GE101     English Composition I     3
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1
MC112     Music Theory I*     3
MC114     Aural Skills I*     1
PT101     Evangelism     2
ME     Ensemble*     1
M____     Primary Instrument*     1
M____     Secondary Skills*     1

Total Hours  16

 

Spring Semester

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2
BN102     New Testament Survey     3
GC111     Mathematics Survey     3
GE102     English Composition II     3
MC211     Music Theory II*     3
MC213     Aural Skills II*     1
ME     Ensemble*     1
M____     Primary Instrument*     1
M____     Secondary Skills*     1

Total Hours  18

*Must make a “C” or better

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism     2 hours
BN104     Life of Christ     3 hours
BN201     Pauline Epistles I     3 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
MC212     Music Theory III*     3 hours
MC214     Aural Skills III*     1 hour
ME     Ensemble*     1 hour
M____     Primary Instrument*     1 hour
M____     Secondary Skills*     1 hour

Total Hours  18

 

Spring Semester

BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2
BO202     Pentateuch     3
BP102     Christian Ethics     2
GP202     General Psychology     3
MC311     Music Theory IV*     3
MC313     Aural Skills IV*     1
ME     Ensemble*     1
M____     Primary Instrument*     1
M____     Secondary Skills*     1

Total Hours  17

*Must make a “C” or better

Fall Semester

BT301      Bible Doctrine I     3
GH101     Survey of World History I     3
MC209      Elements of Conducting*     1
MC403     History of Music I^~     3
MC401     Form and Analysis      2
ME     Ensemble*     1
M____     Primary Instrument*     1
Science Survey     3

Total Hours  17

 

Spring Semester

BT302     Bible Doctrine II     3
GC103     Introduction to Computers (Ministry Emphasis)     1
MC304     Church Music Methods^*     3
MC307     Advanced Conducting*     2
ME      Ensemble*      1
Junior Recital     0
Literature Survey      3
M____     Primary Instrument*     2

Total Hours  15

^Offered alternate semesters
*Must make a “C” or better
~ Satisfies Humanities/GeneralEducation Elective

Fall Semester

GY411     History of Christian Thought     3
MC407     Hymnology     2
MC405     History of Music II^     3
MS405     Instrumental Methods*     2
ME     Ensemble*     1
PE     PE Activity     1
M____     Primary Instrument*     2

Total Hours  14

 

Spring Semester

BC302     Baptist History     3
BP412     Senior Seminar     1
GF102     Survey of Fine Arts (Art)     1
MC402     Church Music Organization and Administration^*     2
MC409     Church Music Internship*     2
ME___     Ensemble*     1
M____     Primary Instrument*     2
Senior Recital*     0

Total Hours  12

^Offered alternate semesters
*Must make a “C” or better

The student must have: