Learning How to Glorify God
“Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things,” – Psalm 98:1
Students in the Music, Worship & Performing Arts department get the chance to showcase their musical skills through recitals, concerts and by leading worship during chapel.
Coordinator of Worship Arts & Live Production
“Nothing is truly learned until it is put into action.” — Mr. ShenkRead Bio
Dr. Paul Thorlakson
Chair of Music, Worship & Performing Arts Department
“Nothing brings me more joy than to witness God’s multiplication of a student’s natural gifts into a supernatural force for His kingdom” — Dr. ThorlaksonRead Bio
Program Director: Musical Theatre
“The theatre needs more actors that can be salt and light in an industry that desperately needs their influence.” — Mr. FeltyRead Bio
Dr. Robert Bigley
Director of Choral Activities
“My students inspire me every day. I hope to do the same for them.” — Dr. BigleyRead Bio
Dr. Timothy Sidebothom
Program Director: Music Performance - Instrumental, Vocal
“It is my privilege to teach inquisitive, college students about music and the life God has given them.” – Dr. SidebothomRead Bio
Music Education Program Director, Associate Chair of WPA
“Changing lives through quality music instruction.” — Mrs. SidebothomRead Bio
An introduction to music and the performing arts within the context of an understanding of the biblical and theological foundations of worship. This study will be conducted in relation to fundamental issues of cultural context, and in relation to those issues, the understanding of selected pieces of music
Elements of music including melody, counterpoint, harmony, and tonality are studied. Roman numerals, figured bass, and chord symbols are used in beginning analytical and practical applications.
Further development of topics covered in Music Theory I (MUS 101) including harmony, cadences, and embellishing tones are studied. Roman numerals, figured bass, and chord symbols are used in intermediate analytical and practical applications.
Group piano method course leading non-keyboard students toward a grasp of functional skills and keyboard technique. This course covers basic chord structure, basic music theory, reading melodies in major keys, and developing skills to accompany singing.
This course is an examination of media as tools to convey cultural ideas (including religious ideas, philosophical ideas, worldviews, persuasive messages, and culture itself). A cultural lens for both consumers and producers of media to evaluate mass media on behalf of church and society will be developed. The student will investigate how the mass media both reflect and shape cultural ideas. Students will apply critical skills to learn how to analyze all forms of media communication.
This course examines music from Classicism to Romanticism, concentrating on the major composers of each era, their musical contributions, vocal and instrumental developments, and the progression of musical style and form within the historical, sociological, technological, and theological advancements and influences of these eras.
1. APPLY TO LBC BY COMPLETING OUR ONLINE APPLICATION.
2. AUDITION FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THIS MAJOR
Every student who applies to any major in the Music, Worship & Performing Arts department must audition for acceptance into the major of their interest and must also be accepted as a student to Lancaster Bible College.