Music Education (BA)

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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, have a major and minor instrument, and give a junior recital.

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 demonstrate growing maturity, spirituality, and intellectually through lives directed by the Holy Spirit.
2. The student will teach effectively in Christian schools, both on the elementary and secondary level, as instructor and director of music education.
3. The student will glorify God through musical expression in all phases of church and school music programs.
4. The student will have an understanding of and taste for the great composers and their music.
5. The student will perform at an acceptable level of expertise in a solo-performing medium.

Complete Course List

Bible Core (30 hrs)

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Foundations of Faith
Theology of Holiness
Contemp Issues/Holy Living
Bible Electives

General Education Core (45 hrs)

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

Music Major (52 hrs)

Intro to Music Theory
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Conducting I
Conducting II
Brass/Percussion Methods
String/Woodwind Methods
Junior Recital
Applied Major
Applied Minor
Foundations of Music Ministry
Ensemble (Minimum of 4 credits)
Pedagogy in Applied Major
St. Teaching: Ens & Applc

Education Concentration (11 hrs)

Foundations of Education
Fundamentals of Education
Student Teaching-Classroom
Classroom Music Methods

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)
English Composition (3)
Christian Service Class (3)
Intro to Music Theory (3)
History of Civ I (3)
Applied Major (1)
Applied Minor (1)
Ensemble (1/2)


Year #1 (Spring Semester)

New Testament Survey (3)
Rhetoric and Research (3)
Music Theory I (3)
Elective  (3)
Applied Major (1)
Applied Minor (1)
Ensemble (1/2)

Year #2 (Fall Semester)

Pentateuch (3)
Music in the Bible (2)
Lifespan Development (3)
Public Speaking (3)
Music Theory II (3)
Foundations of Faith (3)
Applied Major (1)
Applied Minor (1)
Ensemble (1/2)

Year #2 (Spring Semester)

Gospels (3)
Theology of Holiness (3)
Music Theory III (3)
Foundations of Music Ministry (3)
Applied Major (1)
Applied Minor (1)
Ensemble (1/2)

Year #3 (Fall Semester)

Acts (3)
Music Theory IV (3)
Philosophical Studies (3)
Music History I, II (2)
Conducting I, II (2)
Applied Major (2)
Ensemble (1/2)

Year #3 (Spring Semester)

Music History I, II (2)
Conducting I, II (2)
Applied Major (2)
Ensemble (1/2)
Elective (3)
Elective (1)

Year #4 (Fall Semester)

Hymnology (2)
Brass/Percussion Methods (2)
Student Teaching: Applied (1)
Applied Major (2)
Ensemble (1/2)
Music Literature I, II (2)

Year #4 (Spring Semester)

String/Woodwind Methods (2)
Junior Recital (NC)
Romans (3)
Pedagogy in Applied Major (3)
Contemp Issues/Holy Living (1)
Student Teaching:Ensemble (2)
Student Teaching: Applied (1)
Applied Major (2)
Ensemble (1/2)
Music Literature I, II (2)

Concentration Track (11 hrs)

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