ERIC Number: ED310038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
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A Comparison of Music Program Requirements at Selected Christian Colleges for Use as an Articulation Model at Practical Bible Training School. Curriculum and Program Planning.
Kroll, Ronald C.
Music majors at the three-year New York Bible college, Practical Bible Training School (PBTS), have been unable to transfer music credits to other colleges to complete baccalaureate degrees due to a dissimilarity in program requirements. Program requirements at 44 Christian colleges where PBTS graduates were likely to transfer were compared in order to identify common courses at these institutions which could be used as the core of a new, transferable music program at PBTS. Course catalogs were obtained and required courses were analyzed for all 113 music programs according to kind of college (Bible or liberal arts), accreditation status, degree offered, and specific music major. Music theory, music history, conducting, applied music, and ensemble were required by over 80 percent of all music programs. The majors church music, music education, performance, and general music accounted for 84 percent of the programs. Hymnology and church music administration were required by over 80 percent of the programs in each of these majors. A music curriculum consisting of required courses in music theory, music history, conducting, ensemble, hymnology, and church music administration was recommended for PBTS, in addition to courses forming three elective concentrations: (1) church music internship and arranging for church music; (2) elementary, secondary, and instrumental methods for music education; and (3) form and analysis and pedagogy for performance. A 29-item bibliography, appendices containing data analysis, and a list of the college programs that were analyzed are included. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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