International Baptist College & Seminary

Church Music

Find out what you can do by adding a Church Music Emphasis to your Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Christian Service degree.


About the Church Music Emphasis

The Church Music Emphasis equips musicians who want to seriously develop their music ability for ministry. Although this emphasis does not include the recital and theory requirements of a full music major, students have lessons and performance opportunities while developing a Biblical view of music ministry and aesthetics in our culture.

Proficiencies include voice, piano, the standard orchestral instruments, and composition.

Your Future

Potential careers you could pursue by earning a Bible and Christian Service degree with a Church Music Empahsis include:

  • K-12 music teacher
  • Youth and Music assistant pastor
  • Music studio teacher
  • Church musician

Graduate Studies

Many of our graduates continue their education in the Graduate School and Seminary. We offer degrees in:

Program Requirements

Degree Emphasis
Bible and Theology
General Education
Ministry Preparation
General Electives
Course Hours
ED 481 Teaching General Music 2
MU__ Applied Music* 12
MU 096 Church Music Forum (six semesters minimum) 0
MU 115 Fundamentals of Conducting 2
MU 121 Music Theory 1 3
MU 122 Music Theory 2 3
MU 131 Sight Singing and Ear Training 1 2
MU 132 Sight Singing and Ear Training 2 2
MU 151 Music Appreciation 2
MU 373 Church Music Internship** 1
MU 381 Church Music Administration 1 2
MU 382 Church Music Administration 2 2
MU 421 Philosophy of Music 2
MU 452 Hymnology 2
--- Approved Church Music Electives 5
--- Performing Ensemble (six semesters minimum):
Handbells, College Choir, or Chamber Singers

*Applied music will be six semester of lessons, 2 credits each. Each Church Music Emphasis student must participate in a college performing ensemble as well as Church Music Forum each semester in which he or she enrolls in applied lessons. A recital is optional.

**PR 273 Pastoral Internship or MI 273 Missions Internship (both 3 credtis) may be substituted for MU 373 Church Music Internship. In such a case, the student will take 3 credits of Church Music Electives.

Course Hours
BI 102 Hermeneutics 2
BI 103 Dispensationalism 2
BI 202 Foundations of New Testament Themes 2
BI 203 Foundations of Old Testament Themes 3
TH 102 The Theology of Sin and Salvation 2
TH 111 The Theology of the Bible, God, and Man 3
TH 202 The Theology of Angels, the Church, and Last Things 2
TH 211 The Theology of Jesus and the Holy Spirit 2
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
--- Approved Bible/Theology Electives 10
Course Hours
EN 101 or
EN 103
Introduction to College English or
English Grammar and Composition
EN 102 or
EN 104
College Composition or
English Composition
EN elec Literature Elective 3
HI 101 History of Civilization 1 3
HI 102 History of Civilization 2 3
HI 211 Church History 2
HI 212 Baptist History and Distinctives 2
MA 201 or
MA 202
Business Math or
Personal Finance
OR 101 College Success 1
PH 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3
SC 201 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
SP 101 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Course Hours
ED 103 Fundamentals of Church Education 1
ED 152 Foundations of Teaching and Learning 1
MI 104 A History of Global Missions 1
PH 231 World Religions 3
PR 114 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship 1
PR 154 Mentoring 1
Course Hours

At least 9 hours of general elective courses must be completed. The student should consult his or her advisor regarding the choice of specific courses.

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Kristopher Endean, Ph.D.

Kristopher Endean earned his Ph.D. in Theological Studies from BJU Seminary. He serves as the Bible Department Head, as well as our Dean of Students. Dr. Endean has a passion for conservative Biblical scholarship and the desire to see that training extended around the globe.

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