Master of Applied Arts in Music

Master of Applied Arts in Music program is a two-year graduate degree program that trains students as professional musicians and music scholars with a solid biblical foundation. The program provides students with the academic and practical training necessary for them to become competent and influential individuals in the field of music ministry. The type of training and education offered is lecture and advanced-level practical workshop. Students will acquire new skills and knowledge in instrumental and musical techniques, biblical and theological foundation of music in the context of Christian faith, and the use of technology and contemporary music structure in the modern Christian worship services.

Program Objectives

In the context of Jubilee School’s mission, completion of the Master of Arts in Music program will enable students to:

1.Demonstrate technical and artistic mastery of musical skills

2.Be prepared for positions of leadership and scholarship in the field of music

3.Articulate a biblical and theological understanding of the relationship between Christian faith and music

4.Strategize effectively about the use of music for the cause of Christian mission

5.Develop a high level of study and research skills in the field of music

Graduation Requirements

Graduate students at Jubilee School must fulfill the following master’s degree requirements for graduation:

1. Pass a total of 54 quarter hours:

2. Demonstrate proficiency in Bible knowledge with a passing score on the written comprehensive examination in the area of Bible knowledge or required course work in Bible and theology

3. Demonstrate proficiency in Musicianship with passing score on the comprehensive examination in the area of sight-singing and dictation

4. Maintain a 3.00 (B grade point average) in all course work

5. Receive a passing mark for all Christian service and Chapel requirements

6. Satisfactorily complete all juries and recitals or master’s projects

7. Complete all degree requirements within the 5-year time limit.

8. Satisfy all financial responsibilities to the school

Students are subject to the Master of Arts in Music degree requirements of the Catalog of the year in which they entered.


Professional Studies Requirements (24 units)
Students must complete six seminar courses:
MUSC500 Music History (4 units)
MUTH500 Worship Studies (4 units)
MUTH510 Graduate Worship Leadership (4 units)
MUTH520 Contemporary Praise & Worship Songs (4 units)
MUTH610 The Hymn in Christian Worship (4 units)
MUTH600 Graduate Worship Technology (4 units)
Master's Project Requirements (12 units)
Students must complete one of the three-course sequences on the Master's Project:
MUPR710 Performance Program I (4 units) 
MUPR720 Performance Program II (4 units) 
MUPR730 Performance Program III (4 units) 
MUPR740 Concert Leadership I (4 units) 
MUPR750 Concert Leadership II (4 units) 
MUPR760 Concert Leadership III (4 units)
Music Ministry Practice Requirements (6 units)
Students are required to enroll in Ministry Practice courses for up to 6 quarters:
MUPR501-503, 601-603 Music Ministry Practice (1 unit)
Major Performance Electives (8 units)
Students may select at least one major performance field and complete four quarters of the applied music series:
MUPR511-513, 611 Graduate Applied Music: Piano I-IV (2 units)
MUPR521-523, 621 Graduate Applied Music: Voice I-IV (2 units)
MUPR531-533, 631 Graduate Applied Music: Guitar I-IV (2 units)
MUPR541-543, 641 Graduate Applied Music: Orchestra Instruments I-IV (2 units)
MUPR551-553, 651 Graduate Applied Music: Composition I-IV (2 units)
Electives (4 units)
Students are required to take additional elective courses of their choice in any area of Jubilee School's graduate program.
Bible and Theology Requirements (8 units)
Students may choose one of the following course series.
BIBL520 Studies in Romans I (4 units)
BIBL521 Studies in Romans II (4 units)
MINS624 Teaching the Transforming Word I (4 units)
MINS625 Teaching the Transforming Word II (4 units)
General Ministry Skills
The M.A. in Music students are required to pass 2 quarters of PRAC020 Graduate Christian Service. Please refer to the Christian Service Program Handbook for more detailed information.
*Students are required to pass PRAC021 every term that they are enrolled.