Certificate In Sacred Music

Global Ministries University offers a mini, undergraduate and graduate Sacred Music Certificate. The Certificate in Spirituality can be custom designed and earned completely online.  This outstanding certificate program is ideal for those who need specific ministry training and/or continuing education in a specific area of sacred music.  

Mini-Certificate: The mini-certificate in Sacred Music consists of two courses selected from the list below and a project or paper. 

Undergraduate: The undergraduate certificate in Sacred Music consists of four courses selected from the list below and a project or paper. 

Graduate: The graduate certificate in Sacred Music consists of four courses selected from the list below and a project or paper. 

CERTIFICATE IN SACRED MUSIC CURRICULUM


TH591 Liturgical Music Education Fundamentals I  
This course is designed to help students develop a philosophy of music education, concepts of program development, and current approaches to music teaching. The role of technology and music in special and continuing education will be introduced.

TH592 Liturgical Music Education Fundamentals II  Students will examine the mystery of music and its profound impact and importance on the human race. They will also study the significance of listening, musicianship, multiculturalism, creativity, curriculum, and development; finally, they will survey the philosophical and psychological aspects of a music education.

TH593 Integration of Music into the Liturgical Celebration  Students will examine and integrate sacred music into the liturgical celebration such as the Eucharist, the Mass, Special Days of Obligation and other important celebration the church celebrates.

TH594 Liturgical Music Theory This course is an introduction to basic materials and concepts of music theory. It will focus on commonalities of selected historic and geographic literatures through the study of fundamentals, melodic and harmonic writing, and terms and symbols.

TH595  History of the Gregorian Chant: Students will study the historical aspects of Gregorian chant including the traditional Roman liturgy (calendar, Divine Office, Mass).

TH596 History of Sacred Music  History of Sacred Music is an introductory course about the story of Christian music from Gregorian chant to the black Gospel style of music.  
      
TH597  Liturgical Music in the Renaissance  Students will review the history of Renaissance music and learn about the different composers, instruments, styles of music and characteristics.

           
TH598 Psychology of Liturgical Music An introductory course to the theory and research of how people learn musical knowledge and how these manifests themselves in musical behavior.

TH599 Liturgical Music Analysis Techniques This course will help the students integrate theoretical and analytical concepts with our experiences as musicians, while helping them to build familiarity with repertoire and musical issues of the eighteenth, Nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

TH599 Liturgical Music Analysis Techniques This course will help the students integrate theoretical and analytical concepts with our experiences as musicians, while helping them to build familiarity with repertoire and musical issues of the eighteenth, Nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

Project/Paper Student will submit a project or paper that is related to sacred music coursework and/or practical use of information acquired.  Subject matter of project or paper to be approved by GMU Dean of Continuing Education.

Students who later decide to pursue a degree program at Global Ministries University will be able to apply tuition and course work to the program:
     Undergraduate certificate may be applied to Bachelor Degree Program
     Graduate certificate may be applied to Masters/Doctor Degree Programs
     Mini-Certificate courses may be transferred to a certificate but are transferable to a degree program 
Contact GMU Office for more information, or apply for the Sacred Music Certificate now.