Dr. Alcingstone Cunha, Dean
Mr. Corey S. Bonds
Dr. William Budai, Associate Dean
Mr. Saulo DeAlmeida
Dr. C. Chad Floyd
Dr. Lisa McArthur
Dr. James W Moore
Mrs. Juliana Moura
Dr. M. Wesley Roberts
Dr. April Sholty
Ms. Jennifer Tinnell
The School of Music of Campbellsville University serves as an instrument of the University in the direction of music training and the stimulation of creative and professional work in music. The School of Music provides music study within the mission and goals of the University.
The School of Music attempts to broaden the education of every student in the University by providing a wide range of experiences in music; by offering class instruction which seeks to develop an understanding of music as a communicative art, its place in life, and its value to the individual; and by offering specialized training in musical skills.
The School of Music encourages the development of students who wish to prepare for careers as professional performers, teachers, or church musicians by providing competency-based courses which lay a technical and broad cultural foundation and which equip music students in their particular fields of interest and endeavor.
The School of Music guides students in the attainment of academic, spiritual, vocational, cultural, and social values through professional training, musicianship, and the liberal arts concept.
The School of Music provides educational and cultural resources to the University, community, and regional constituencies through concerts, workshops, adjudication, research, creative activity, and other professional services; while working cooperatively with the regional constituencies to enhance learning opportunities for students.
Master’s degrees are available in music. See the Graduate catalog for information.
The School of Music offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.
Bachelor of Music: The area of concentration in this program is either Music Education or Vocal Performance.
Bachelor of Arts: The area of concentration in this program is Music in general or Theory-Composition emphasis.
Bachelor of Science: The area of concentration in this program is Worship Arts.
The Campbellsville University School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Programs of Study
Music (leading to the Bachelor of Arts)
This program concentrates on music in general, without specialization toward music education, vocal performance or worship arts. It prepares students for graduate study and/or careers in performance, composition, or college/private teaching in music. This is accomplished through the following emphases: (1) developing personal musicianship/performance skills; (2) acquiring knowledge of music literature, music history; and music theory (3) understanding the philosophy of music; and (4) mastering a variety of music-related techniques and methods.
Additionally, this program offers an emphasis in theory and composition.
Students who want more freedom to take courses outside the field of music may be interested in pursuing the Music Area leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Music Education (leading to the Bachelor of Music)
This program prepares students to teach music in primary and secondary schools. This is accomplished through the following emphases: (1) understanding the philosophies of music and music education; (2) mastering techniques and methods for teaching music ; (3) developing personal musicianship/performance skills; and (4) acquiring knowledge of music literature, music history; and music theory.
Vocal Performance (leading to the Bachelor of Music)
This program prepares students for graduate study and/or careers in vocal performance. This is accomplished through the following emphases: (1) developing personal musicianship/performance skills; (2) acquiring knowledge of music literature, music history, and music theory; (3) mastering of voice science, pedagogy, and vocal literature; and (4) mastering a variety of performance-related techniques and methods.
Worship Arts (leading to the Bachelor of Science)
This program prepares and equips students to face the needs of today’s Christian Church. This is accomplished through the following emphases: (1) understanding the role of music in the mission of the twenty-first-century Christian Church; (2) understanding the philosophies of music, worship, and ministry/worship leadership; (3) mastering techniques and methods for music ministry/worship leadership through an active training in music and a foundation in biblical studies; (4) developing personal musicianship/performance skills.
Music Performance Grants
Grants in varying amounts are available based on student ability and willingness to participate in two or more musical ensembles. Auditions are held throughout the year. For more specific information, write the dean of the School of Music.
Requirements and Opportunities for Hearing Music
Students have many opportunities to attend music and cultural programs, both on and off campus. Campus performances include recitals by faculty, students, and guests, and concerts by choral and instrumental ensembles. The Central Kentucky Arts Series, located in Campbellsville, offers several music programs each year. Music majors are expected to attend a total of 90 recitals/concerts before graduation; minors must attend 45.
Applied Music (private lessons)
Students with a music area or minor should enroll each semester in applied music until all requirements have been fulfilled-continuity is particularly important. Applied music students will perform before a jury of music faculty members at the end of each semester, and also at least once in general recital each semester. Upperclassmen Music majors who do not present a separate junior recital will be expected to perform six to 12 minutes of music on a Junior Serenade. Music majors are required to perform at least one-half of an evening recital during the senior year. Bachelor of Science in Music Worship Arts Emphasis requires the Junior Serenade/Recital only.
Since essential keyboard ability is a must for every musician, all music majors must pass a Piano Proficiency Examination. This typically should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. At the latest, it must be completed before the student’s Senior Recital hearing. A student must be enrolled in class piano every semester until the Piano Proficiency Exam is passed.
Vocal and Conducting Proficiency
Every student who completes a major in music should be able to make effective use of his/her natural instrument, the voice, and to conduct a choral group. For this reason, each music major is required to pass Vocal and Conducting Proficiency requirements. These may be met through course work or by examination. Music majors must fulfill this requirement before their senior recital hearing.
The music faculty reviews the work of all students seeking a degree program in music at the end of their sophomore year. The progress and potential of the student in both course work and applied music will be considered. If in the opinion of the Music Faculty, the student has made satisfactory progress and shows the potential to complete the upper-level courses satisfactorily, s/he will be approved to pursue the completion of a degree in music.