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Church Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saint Paul, MN, United States
We offer a bachelor degree in Church Music at Concordia University, St. Paul. Concordia University, St. Paul graduates are well equipped for a lifetime of career success and service in a variety of fields and communities. Student outcomes reflect the relevant skills and real-world preparation provided at CSP.
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Overview

While the Church Music major at Concordia University, St. Paul enjoys all of the features of the Music program in general, the Church Music major has the following more specific features:

  • there are organ, choral, piano, guitar, instrumental, composition, and generalist tracks, thus equipping students to lead both traditional liturgies and contemporary worship formats.
  • each track shares the core musicianship (music theory/analysis/writing/ear-training/keyboard harmony) and music history courses. Private lessons and ensembles applicable to each track are also part of the core.
  • each track has specialized courses, culminating in a senior project/recital in the track.
  • the program culminates in a two-credit internship in a church (done while the student is attending school) in a metro area church.

Responsive to Career planning needs

  • CSP’s Office of Career Development provides many resources to support students and alumni with their career goals, including help with employment and graduate school research, resumes, networking, and interview skills.
  • Our integrated career development plan meets you where you are and provides you with tools and strategies to support you in achieving your current and future career goals.
  • Find an internship or network with employers through Concordia’s vast base of local partners.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Listening to Life: Global & Popular Music
  • Musicianship 
  • Beginning Conducting 
  • Music History 
  • Worship for Lutherans
  • Parish Music Field Experience

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    59

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    513

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    46

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Online or Paper Application
  • Official High School Transcripts (for all institutions attended)
  • Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution
  • Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Paul

  • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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