The Department of Music trains students for excellence in a supportive and encouraging environment, and to develop a deeper understanding of music and its role in society. Frequent performance opportunities exist through the weekly repertoire classes, lunch hour concerts, chapels, and various concerts throughout the year. The smaller student numbers allow for regular discussions, exchange of ideas, student presentations and analyses.
Church Music Diploma
This diploma provides basic training for students who want to acquire skills on the organ and in choral conducting. It can be completed in conjunction with a Music degree or on its own. Students are given a background in music with classes in choral conducting, organ, music history, aural skills, tonal harmony, and more.
Performer's Certificate and Artist's Diploma
These programs are performance directed. They are aimed at students who have completed an undergraduate degree and show outstanding potential for a career in performance. In contrast to a Master degree in an Applied Performance field, the programs are less academically directed (research papers, academic courses) and focus more on the applied skills and repertoire that will enable the students to mature as professionals in the field of performance. For students whose strength is in performance rather than advanced academic study, these programs are a crucial bridge to a professional career.
Note: Music courses are open to students in other disciplines.