2008-09 Course Descriptions
MUCM - Church Music
Hardin-Simmons University's Department of Music
MUCM 4327 Survey of Congregational Song (3-0-3), spring, odd years. The study of congregational song and its historical development. Areas of study include biblical backgrounds, poetic features, liturgies, psalmody, hymnody, and contemporary corporate song. Analysis of the planning and use of song in corporate worship will be explored. This course is offered intercollegiately through Hardin-Simmons University.
MUCM 4328 Philosophy of Church Music (3-0-3), spring, even years. Philosophy of Church Music is designed to help students develop a working philosophy of the role of music in the worship and general life of the church. Students will study Biblical precepts and historical thought to gain a scriptural perspective to music and worship and come to a better understanding of the philosophical issues that face church musicians. The precepts will be applied to current issues facing the church and students will be asked to develop a knowledgeable philosophy to apply to these situations. This course is offered intercollegiately through Hardin-Simmons University.
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