One-half of the total courses listed for the minor above must be earned at Elmhurst College.
Minor in Theology and Church Music for Music Majors
The Department of Music and Department of Religious Studies offer a linked program of study for students who want to serve the church through music. The curriculum provides a breadth of study in music and theology, as well as a foundation in one of the areas of the College's applied music program that assures a sustainable level of musical expertise. Individuals interested in pursuing this minor should make their intentions known in writing to the chairs of the music and religious studies departments.
The minor in theology and church music for music majors is awarded to students who have met the following requirements:
Completion of the courses and requirements for the B.A. in Music and the completion of the following courses:
REL 200 Biblical Studies and Contemporary Issues
REL 320 The Emergence of Christian Thought
REL 321 Modern and Contemporary Christian Thought
MUS 215 Music in the Christian Church
MUS 369 Conducting I (Half course)
MUS 492 Independent Study and Research: Church Music Field Work
Additional course work in theology, conducting, and orchestration is encouraged.