CURRICULUM GUIDE

Sacred Music
Certificate of Completion

Curriculum Code: 1203  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

The Certificate program in Sacred Music is designed for those individuals
interested in or already practicing music at their place of worship, and who wish
to further develop their basic musical skills. Emphasis is on integrating
fundamental knowledge of music theory and keyboard with stylistic and practical
skills generally required of sacred musicians. Course work also includes private
performance studies (typically in organ, piano, voice, or guitar).

This is a selective admissions program. In order to be considered as a candidate
for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements beyond those
required for admission to the college.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Humanities and Performing Arts Department, Arts and Sciences
Building, Room 255, telephone number (517) 483-1018 or the LCC Admissions Office,
Room 2300, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, telephone number (517) 483-1254.


Curriculum Code: 0721

In order to be considered as a candidate for this program, students must complete
the following requirements:

a.    Submit high school transcript or GED and all college transcripts.
b.    Interview with Performing Arts advisor to discuss curriculum requirements. 
      Repertoire requirements for the audition pertaining to their specific
      instrument will be described in detail.
c.    Audition. The actual audition day will consist of a live performance on
      instrument or voice in front of a faculty panel. A theory test covering
      written and aural theory will also be administered on the audition day.
      Names of students passing this phase of the Selective Admissions will be
      forwarded to the Admissions Office for processing.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 18 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
MUSC 138    Class Piano Major I                                              2
MUSC 139    Class Piano Major II                                             2
MUSC 163    Aural Skills I                                                   1
MUSC 164    Aural Skills II                                                  1
MUSC 193    Basic Musicianship I                                             3
MUSC 194    Basic Musicianship II                                            3
MUSC 197    Intro to Music Technologies                                      2
MUSC 221    Sacred Music: History & Styles                                   2
MUSC 222    Techniques in Sacred Music                                       2

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS  (See Note 1)                     TOTAL: 4 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below. 
MUSC 157    Applied Lesson I                                                 2
MUSC 158    Applied Lesson II                                                2

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   22

1.    Typically, practitioners of Sacred Music will take Applied Lessons in
      Keyboard (Piano or Organ), Voice or Guitar, though other performance
      specializations are possible. Applied Lessons must be taken each semester
      a student is enrolled as a major. Courses may be repeated, OR students may
      advance to MUSC 257 and MUSC 258 with Department Approval.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses. Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II
MUSC 138          MUSC 139
MUSC 163          MUSC 164
MUSC 193          MUSC 194
MUSC 221          MUSC 197
                  MUSC 222