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
MH500 Music History (4 units)
MM500 Worship Studies (4 units)
MM510 Graduate Worship Leadership (4 units)
MM520 Contemporary Praise & Worship Songs (4 units)
MM600 Graduate Worship Technology (4 units)
MM610 The Hymn in Christian Worship (4 units)
Major Performance Requirements
Students must complete six quarters of jury examination and two recitals or the three-course sequence on Master's Project:
PVJ500 Graduate Jury (4 units) 
PVR500 Graduate Recital (0 unit) 
MU710 Performance Program I (4 units) 
MU720 Performance Program II (4 units) 
MU730 Performance Program III (4 units) 
MU740 Concert Leadership I (4 units)
MU750 Concert Leadership II (4 units)
MU750 Concert Leadership II (4 units)
MU770 Thesis Research I (4 units)
MU780 Thesis Research II (4 units)
MU790 Thesis Research III (4 units)
General Ministry Skills
The M.A. in Music students are required to pass 2 quarters of CS500 Christian Service and 3 quarters of CH000 Chapel*. Please refer to the Christian Service Program Handbook for more detailed information.
*Onsite students are required to pass CH000 every term that they are enrolled.
Ensemble Electives
Students may choose Ensemble course up to 6 quarters:
MP530 Ensemble (1 unit)
Open Electives
Students may choose one to five of the following courses selectively:
MT500 Graduate Theory Review (4 units)
MT510 Composition & Arranging (4 units)
MH500 Renaissance & Baroque Music (4 units)
MH510 Classical & Romantic Music (4 units)
MH600 20th Century Music (4 units)
MM620 Graduate Seminar (4 units)
MM630 Graduate Conducting (2 units)
MPM500 Ministry Internship - Music (4 units)