Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music
A partnership between Reformation Bible College and Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music
Reformation Bible College and Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music are partnering in the BA in Sacred Music. We have combined a curriculum in Bible and music over 8 semesters.
A UNIQUE CURRICULUM:
Our Students are gifted potential music leaders in the Church. We include both spiritual formation (theological and doctrinal principles) and practical tools (skills, music literature, administration). Our graduates will obtain spiritual wisdom, and practical training and application in music ministry. If desired, they may go on to graduate study in music.
Combined private study, skills-based tutoring, ensemble experience, and biblically-founded philosophy for a vocation in church music. It will be offered both as a cooperative and an independent curriculum by SACM, so that student entry without RBC admissions is possible, leading to a Certificate in Church Music issued solely by Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music.
Students are given foundational curriculum: Bible, hermeneutics, doctrine, and theology over 8 semesters.
Sacred Music curriculum: 60 hours of music preparation classes in music theory, ensemble, applied music lessons, philosophy and administration, hymnology, survey of church music, and a practicum for mentoring in a local church.
Music opportunities exist for students in the choirs and instrumental ensembles at Saint Andrew’s, which is on the campus of RBC.
MISSION: What is the potential of the BA in Sacred Music in the 21st Century?
A small army, with God’s blessing, of spiritually formed, wise, and skilled practitioners of music for the Church of Jesus Christ. These leaders will create and perform music of profound beauty, which will minister to hearts inside the Church, and radiate to the surrounding culture.
What Musical Training or experience do I need to enter the BA in Sacred Music?
You must demonstrate skill as a vocalist or instrumentalist who is ready for collegiate study. Apply for admission to Reformation Bible College. After considering your musical experience and potential for the BA in Sacred Music, a College representative will personally Contact you about your eligibility for this program.
FACULTY: Our faculty are professing Christians who are outstanding educators and performing musicians.
Ryan Blakemore – MM, Piano
Olga Kolpakova – MM, Violin
Gordon Mason – DMA, Brass, Music Theory, Conducting
Randall Van Meggelen – MM, Piano and Sacred Music Courses
Laura Yount – MM, Voice, Vocal Pedagogy
Chris Erickson – MM, Cello, Instrumental Collegium, Music Theory
Terry Yount – MM, DMA, Organ, Harpsichord, Sacred Music Courses, Reformation Chorale, Internship Supervisor
Interested in the Sacred Music Minor?
For more information or an application, visit the website of Reformation Bible College.
Certificate in Church Music at Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music
The Certificate in Church Music is for students who want professional certification but do not desire a 4-year degree, or are seasoned professionals who want to refresh skills and add new ones. The Curriculum is designed to be completed within 2 years (4 semesters) and includes components of private study, skill development, practical management of church music ensembles and programs, and ensemble participation. Courses run concurrently with the Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Music degree through Reformation Bible College.
Applied Music Private study with vocal or instrumental focus with opportunities to perform each semester
Musicianship courses in music theory, conducting and pedagogy
Ensembles include Reformation Chorale, Instrumental Collegium, Handbells, Chamber Choir, and Piano Ensemble
Music and Worship courses in history, philosophy, and administration
How long does the program take? Most students will easily fulfill the required courses over 4 semesters.
What does the program cost? Students must take a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
- Full time tuition (6 credit hours): $2250
- Cost per additional credit hour: $375
- Semester lab and supplies fee: $150
- Payment plans are available. Application may be completed online.
What practical experience will students have? Certificate in Church Music students participate in chapel services, and are actively involved in local churches around the Conservatory.
A faculty mentor will be assigned to each Certificate student throughout the program.