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SM 100: Church Music Administration I 2 credits

A study of the philosophy, organization, leadership and resources for using music in the ministry of the local church. Emphasis on criteria for leadership, music in ministry, congregational singing , the copyright law and service planning.

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1TTH3:00–3:50FA226

SM 101: Hymn Reading 1 credit

Reading of gospel songs and hymns and simple improvisation.

Prerequisites: Hymn Rdg/Hymn Improvisation Audition.

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1M10:00–10:50FA 10

SM 102: Hymn Reading 1 credit

Reading of gospel songs and hymns and simple improvisation.

Prerequisites: Hymn Rdg/Hymn Improvisation Audition.

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1F2:00–2:50FA 10

SM 103: Hymn Improvisation Class 1 credit

Sight-reading of gospel songs and hymns, chord formation, improvisation and transposition. Emphasis on congregational accompaniment techniques. Fundamentals of solo arrangements.

Prerequisites: Hymn Rdg/Hymn Improvisation Audition.

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1W1:00–1:50TBA
2F2:00–2:50TBA

SM 104: Hymn Improvisation Class 1 credit

Sight-reading of gospel songs and hymns, chord formation, improvisation and transposition. Emphasis on congregational accompaniment techniques. Fundamentals of solo arrangements.

Prerequisites: Hymn Rdg/Hymn Improvisation Audition.

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1T2:00–2:50TBA

SM 291: Private Hymn Improvisation 1 credit

Sight-reading of gospel songs and hymns, transposition, improvisation and advanced congregational accompaniment techniques. Solo arranging, vocal solo accompaniment and prelude planning.

Prerequisites: Hymn Rdg/Hymn Improvisation Audition.

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1TBATBATBA

SM 301: Church Music Administration II 2 credits

A study of the philosophy, organization, leadership and resources for using music in the ministry of the local church. Emphasis on vocal solos, small vocal ensembles, adult choir and the music library.

Prerequisite: SM 100.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

SM 302: Church Music Administration III 2 credits

A study of the philosophy, organization, leadership and resources for using music in the ministry of the local church. Emphasis on children's choirs, piano, organ, orchestral instruments, handbells and topical/seasonal services.

Prerequisite: SM 301.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW9:00–9:50FA226

SM 307: Congregational Song Leading 1 credit

The application of conducting techniques to congregational singing; the choosing of hymns and gospel songs for evangelistic musical programs; platform techniques. Open only to men. Lecture and lab.

Corequisite: SM 390.

Sec Days Time Room
1M2:00–2:50FA226

SM 390: Congregational Song Leading Lab 0 credits

Corequisite: SM 307.

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11 InfoW2:00–2:50FA226
12F2:00–2:50FA226

SM 491: Church Music Practicum 0 credits

Guided experience in administering and directing the music ministry in a local church; supervised by a qualified music director or pastor in a church.

Prerequisites: MT 301, SM 307, SM 302.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

SM 492: Church Music Practicum 0 credits

Guided experience in administering and directing the music ministry in a local church; supervised by a qualified music director or pastor in a church.

Prerequisites: MT 301, SM 307, SM 302.

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1TBATBATBA

SM 503: Hymnology 3 credits

The history and development of the hymn and hymn tune, types of hymns and their uses, and analysis and interpretation of hymns and gospel songs. Standard hymnals reviewed.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

SM 601: Church Music: The Protestant Tradition 3 credits

Music in the Old and New Testaments; the development of psalmody and hymnody from the Reformation through 19th-century England.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SM 602: American Hymnody 3 credits

Significant movements in American hymnody; colonial psalmody, singing schools, the Great Awakening, Kentucky Revival, shape-note singing, the Sunday School songs and the gospel song.

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1MWF3:00–3:50FA226

SM 603: Graded Choirs 2 credits

Preparation for administering the church music education program; emphasis given to spiritual and musical objectives, sequence of concepts, and selection of materials.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SM 606: Group Vocal Techniques 2 credits

Vocal techniques appropriate for teaching amateur singers as a group; identification of group vocal problems, and the application of exercises and techniques to solve these problems.

This course is not offered this academic year.

SM 609: Private Conducting 1 credit

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1TBATBATBA

SM 610: Private Conducting 1 credit

Prerequisite: SM 609.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

SM 611: Arranging Workshop 1 credit

Arranging and scoring for choir, band or orchestra, and vocal or instrumental ensembles.

This course is not offered this academic year.