Requirements for:

Bachelor of Music in Church Music

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MAJOR

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS BM Church Music, Choral Emphasis BM Church Music, Organ Emphasis
Admission to the music major

application
• principal-instrument/voice audition
• music knowledge and keyboard skills screenings

Special Entrance Requirements


Students must already be enrolled at the college and may apply for entrance in first year, spring semester.

Entrance requirements:
• complete application (due October 15, March 15)
• vocal audition in a student recital
• academic/music review, possible interview/conference

Students may apply/audition and enroll at the time of matriculation, or they may apply during their first year to enter program.

Students already enrolled at St. Olaf:
• complete application (due October 15, March 15)
• organ audition in a student recital
• academic/music review, possible interview/conference

Program Continuance

• generally during Junior year, fall semester
students not approved for continuance are no longer in the BM Church Music program

• generally during third semester in the program
students not approved for continuance are no longer in the BM Church Music program
General Education Comprehensive graduation requirements for all BM degrees
Core Music Courses

112, 114, 212, 214
237, 241, 242, 251
• one of: 341, 342, 343, 344, 345

Additional Music Courses

252
253 AND 354
• MUSPF 330 (0.5 credit)
263, 264, 364, 365
287, 288
235, 391, 392
220
• two of: 222, 223, 313, 314, OR additional courses selected from 341, 342, 343, 344, 345

252
253 OR 354

364, 365
288
235, 391, 392
220
• one of: 222, 223, 313, 314, OR another course selected from 341, 342, 343, 344, 345
Additional Non-Music Courses • Education 355 none
Performance Studies: Principal Voice lessons (0.50) every semester once admitted to the program (minimum 6) Organ lessons (1.0) every semester once admitted to the program (minimum 6)
Performance Studies: Secondary Keyboard study (0.25) every semester once admitted to the program (minimum 6). The first 4 semesters may be piano classes (161, 162, 261, 262). 4 semesters of voice. The first semester may be voice class (164).
Keyboard Proficiency Level IV
Performance (principal instrument/voice)

• 2 solo performances on official student recitals
• 30-minute voice recital in Junior or Senior year
• capstone senior project (MUSPF 330)

• 2 solo performances on official student recitals
• 30 minute Junior recital (or, by petition only: 3 additional solo performances on official student recitals)
• 60-minute Senior recital
Official Ensemble Participation Every semester once admitted to BM Church Music
Concert Attendance (see music handbook) Documented attendance at 60 concerts
S/U Policy No required course in the major can be taken S/U