A Parish Music major with a Director of Church Ministries Minor for Related Majors provides students with another option to serve the Church as church musicians. Graduates may be solemnly called to positions in congregations or recognized service organizations of the church, and are eligible to be rostered in The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod with the designation “Minister of Religion Commissioned – Lay Minister.” Concordia University Wisconsin is the only synod school at which this program is offered. Application involves steps in addition to application to the university. Applicants should contact the Church Ministries office for application information.
|Core Requirements 1||45|
|Major Requirements - 9 crs of electives included||59|
|Opt. crs. - Additional required courses for LCMS Roster||9|
For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.
|Required Core Courses|
Life and Faith:
|Communication and Languages:|
Creative Arts - may include participation in musical ensembles. 1 cr each. See listing below:
|The Symphonic Wind Ensemble|
|String Ens./Chamber Orch.|
|Concordia Civic Chorale|
|Select three credits|
|MUS 080||Concert/Recital Attendance (each semester 0 crs) 4||0|
|MUS 240||Music Theory I||3|
|MUS 241||Music Theory II||3|
|MUS 242||Music Theory III||3|
|MUS 243||Music Theory IV||3|
|MUS 271||Music History I||3|
|MUS 272||Music History II||3|
|MUS 250||Beginning Conducting||3|
|MUS 351||Advanced Conducting||3|
|MUS 445||Composing and Arranging||3|
|MUS 461||Music in Worship||3|
|MUS 465||Survey of Christian Hymnody||3|
|MUS 491||Parish Music Pract/Internship (120 clock hours)||3|
|MUS 499||Recital (Service/Concert)||2|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Issues in Church Music|
|Handbell Methods & Mater|
|Applied Music: Organ, Piano and/or Voice (min. 4 crs. Organ)||14|
|Ensemble (additional to core) 3||4|
|Additional Courses Required to LC-MS Rostered - 9 credits 1|
|Office Professional Chrch Work|
These nine credits may be part of a Theology minor or elective credits.
Students choosing not to be rostered must take an addition 9 credits for a total of 16 elective credits.
Participation in ensembles is required every semester while in residency (minimum 4 semesters for 1 credit each)
All music majors are required to register for MUS 080. Not registering is the same as not passing. A music major must pass 7 of 8 semesters. If a student fails 2 consecutive semesters the student will be required to attend a hearing with the music faculty.