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Basic Diploma in Music Ministry Program

Purpose

The purpose of the Basic Undergraduate Diploma Program in Music Ministry at Sacred Heart Major Seminary is to provide students with a course of study in the area of liturgical music ministry.

 

Goals

SHMS strives to instill in its Basic Undergraduate Diploma in Music Ministry recipients an ability to:

  1. Choose ritual music with some understanding of its function, appropriateness and musical value.
  2. Lead the faithful in song with their various instrumental/vocal disciplines, with basic integrity, discipline, and a sense of the beautiful.
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of music theory, through the ability to read music and understand the basic function of harmony.

 

Course of Study (28 credit hours)

CLA 161 Oral Communication 3 cr
THE 123 Introduction to Theology 2 cr
THE 249 Introduction to Sacred Scripture 3 cr
THE 210 Introduction to Liturgy & Sacraments 2 cr
MNS 315 Liturgical Prayer of the Church 2 cr
MUS 350 The Art of Liturgical Music 3 cr
MUS 219 Basic Theory/Ear Training I 2 cr
MUS 220 Basic Theory/Ear Training II 2 cr
MUS 215 Piano Proficiency 2 cr
MUS 315 Vocal Proficiency 2 cr
MUS 341 Ensemble 1 cr
MUS 221-4 Individual Instrumental Musica I-IV (O,P,V) 4 cr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A portion of the required course work, determined in consultation with the student's academic advisor, may be completed through the Detroit Area Catholic Higher Education Consortium.

 

Program Requirements

  1. A minimum of 28 credits must be earned through completion of the course of study.
  2. A minimum of 14 semester hours of credit must be earned at SHMS.
  3. The student must maintain a C average (2.0).
  4. The student must participate in 3 (three) Formation Sessions during the course of study.
    1. Discernment
    2. Theological Reflection
    3. Spiritual Direction
  5. The student must participate in an assessment process at the time of graduation.