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Summer music courses are the perfect opportunity for musicians, clergy, worship leaders, and anyone passionate about music ministry -- to further develop music skills, be energized, equipped, and renewed for ministry.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Focus on developing and refining musical skills (vocal and/or instrumental) for effective leadership of hymns, psalmody, choruses, and liturgies (from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, With One Voice, This Far by Faith, Hymnal Supplement 1991, or denominational equivalents.) Students will explore new music resources, discover how to make the music “come alive” in diverse styles and contexts, and create stylistic differences. Opportunities for applied learning. (Includes paper/project to be completed outside of class. Paper/project not required for auditors.) This course fulfills concentration core for M.A. in Church Music students.
Professor May Schwarz, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University, Columbus, OH.
This experiential course will focus on the music education approach, Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Eurhythmics develops musicianship through singing, improvising, and purposeful and creative movement. Active music making is the core of this philosophy. Eurhythmics contributes to the development of the individual beyond musical skills as there is application and value intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Applications for the church musician will be emphasized throughout the course.
Dr. Marla Butke, Adjunct Professor of Music, Capital and Otterbein Universities, Master Teaching Artist, American Eurhythmics Society.
Composition and arrangement of traditional and new texts and melodies. May be repeated for credit with instructor’s permission. One or two semester hours by arrangement.
John Carter, composer, Hope Publishing Company.
This course explores conducting and rehearsal techniques and repertoire. Participants will have an opportunity to put conducting techniques into practice. Prerequisite: Basic Conducting Patterns. Note: MN 1704 may be repeated for credit.
Dr. Lynda Hasseler. Professor of Music; Chapel Choir Director, Capital University.
A study of the music and worship forms of the African-American Christian tradition with emphasis on historical development, an understanding of the African-American aesthetic, and practical applications for congregational music and worship. This course fulfils the concentration core for M.A. in Church Music students. Prerequisite: None.
The Rev. Dr. Raymond Wise, Affiliated Professor of Church Music, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University; Faculty, Afro-American Studies, Indiana University.
Bell choirs, bell-ringing techniques, recruitment, organization, assigning bells, equipment needs, repertoire, and development of skills in bell-ringing. is course will be taught at Christ Lutheran Church, Bexley. The ability to read music is a plus. 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: None. Note: MN2706 may be repeated for credit. Christopher McManus, Director of Music at King Avenue United Methodist Church, Columbus; Past Chair of the Greater Columbus Handbell Directors' Association
This course will help worship leaders gain methods to deepen the worship experience for congregations by including children as active worship participants. We will identify worship activities for children of different developmental levels and personality types, with a focus on creating an environment in our churches where children are deeply valued, protected and safe. We will identify ways that a child’s participation in church can support their spiritual growth, and the growth of an entire congregation. One credit hour.
Sally Beske, Assistant Organist, Director of Youth Choirs, First Community Church, Marble Cliff.
Introduces basic use of music technology for worship. Topics include music notation software, lived sound reinforcement, audio recording and digital video editing. Technology classroom facilitates a hands-on experience. 1 credit hour. Prerequisite: None
Justin Riley, Adjunct Instructor, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University.
An introduction to the pastoral and missional task of interpreting Christian doctrine in light of the contemporary cultural and religious context, including a study of the classic Christian doctrines. Prerequisite: HTS 1021. Three semester hours.
Dr. James Childs. Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University.
Designed to give students the opportunity to direct the liturgical choir and integrate their classroom learning in the context of worship. Provides opportunities for collaboration with worship planners and musicians, exploration of diverse and multicultural choral repertoire, and further skill development in choral conducting, worship planning, rehearsal organization, leadership, communication and music ministry. Involves participation in Daily Chapel. Available for credit only to MACM students who have demonstrated basic conducting skills through audition with the director of the MACM program. Four semesters required for graduation.
May Schwarz, Professor of Church Music; Director M.A. in Church Music Program, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University.