Church Music

Associate of Arts
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General Requirements

Music students must attend all on-campus performances, leadership conference activities, and a minimum of five approved off-campus concerts per year. All music majors must be in an approved ensemble every semester of enrollment and have a major and minor instrument.

Music majors must earn at least a C in all music courses in order for the credit to count toward a degree.


1. The student will develop growing spiritual maturity through lives directed by the Holy Spirit.
2. The student will be trained to be functional music directors in the local church.
3. The student will have the knowledge of music history, music theory and church music.

Complete Course List

ible & Theology (14 hrs)

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Music in the Bible
Foundations of Faith
Theology of Holiness

General Education Core (36 hrs)

Christian Service Class
English Composition
Rhetoric and Research
History of Western Civilization I or II
Philosophical Studies
General Psychology
Public Speaking
Fine Arts Elective
Historical Perspective Elective
Literature Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective

Music Education (21 hrs)

Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Music Theory III
Conducting I
Church Music Elective
Ensemble (one per semester)
Major Instrument
Music Educational Elective

Admission Requirements

Education: Graduation from high school is the basic requirement for entrance. It is recommended that high school graduates have successfully completed at least four units in English, three units in Science, three units in Mathematics and three units in Social Studies. Students graduating from A.C.E. and other nontraditional schools should have completed the requirements for a college entrance diploma.

Students, who have an equivalent of a high school education, may be admitted if they have successfully passed the General Educational Development (G.E.D.) test. Anyone presenting a G.E.D. must be at least 18 years of age and must have a minimum score of 410 on each of the five tests and an average standard score of 450 on all five tests. (Total standard points required to pass = 2250)

Homeschooled students seeking admission to HSBC are required to submit official transcripts from reputable home school organizations documenting the completion of all academic work necessary for a high school diploma. If this is not possible, the student may be required to take the G.E.D. test.

Tests: All applicants are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT)with writingprior to being admitted to school. HSBC prefers the ACT. These tests are used for counseling and advising purposes.

Hobe Sound Bible College has been assigned the following test code numbers: The American College Test (ACT)5471. The CLEP5306 and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)5306.

Course Schedule

Year #1 (Fall Semester)

Orientation (NC)
Old Testament Survey (3)
Christian Service Class (3)
English Composition (3)
History of Western Civ I (3)
Conducting I (2)
Music History I (2)
Major Instrument (1)
Ensemble (1 1/2)

Year #1 (Spring Semester)

New Testament Survey (3)
Rhetoric & Research (3)
Music History II (2)
Music Theory I (3)
Major Instrument (1)
Ensemble (1 1/2)
Elective (3)
Elective  (3)

Year #2 (Fall Semester)

Music in the Bible (2)
Foundations of Music Ministry (3)
Music Theory II (3)
Philosophical Studies (3)
Major Instrument (1)
Ensemble (1 1/2)
Elective (3)
Foundations of Faith (3)

Year #2 (Spring Semester)

Hymnology (2)
Music Theory III (3)
General Psychology (3)
Public Speaking (3)
Theology of Holiness (3)
Elective (3)
Major Instrument (1)
Ensemble (1 1/2)

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