Jubilee College of Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Jubilee College of Music (JCM) provides students with a sound education in music within the context of Olivet University's mission. Its Bachelor of Arts degree program enables men and women to develop, integrate, and hone their musical talents for the purpose of contributing to a world revolutionized by Christian mission through music ministry.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program is designed to challenge students to achieve the highest artistic standards in their chosen field of musical study, while cultivating their spiritual development. The program's medley of general, theological, and musical curricular offerings provide students with an interdisciplinary perspective that is unique among music programs.


Undergraduate students working towards their BA in Music will be required to complete a minimum of 180 quarter units under 5 categories:

Students must earn a total of 180 quarter with an overall cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 in order to receive their degree. Of the 180 units, students are required to take 56 units from Jubilee College of Music in order to graduate with a BA in Music.

Course Listings

Course Descriptions

MT100 Musicianship & Theory I (4)
Activities includes sight-singing and melodic dictation of major and minor melodies in the F, G and C clefs, with modulation to the dominant; rhythmic drills involving simple and compound meter; diatonic harmonic dictation including triads and inversion, dominant sevenths and inversions and some secondary dominants; and sing-and-play drills involving the same harmonic material.

MT110-120 Musicianship & Theory II-III (4)
Musicianship & Theory II and III concentrate on expanding musicianship skills through drills, dictation and performance exercises with longer and more complex musical forms and relationships. The syllabus contains longer sight-singing and melodic dictation, with modulations and chromaticism, rhythmic drills involving complex division of the beat, polyphony and metric modulation; diatonic harmonic dictation, including seventh and altered chords, of Bach Chorale excerpts and other chromatic material; and sing-and-play exercises using the C clef with modulation and chromaticism.

MT200 Harmony I (4)
Studies in diatonic harmony. Topics include primary and secondary triads and seventh chords, their inversions, non-harmonic tones, melodic analysis and part writing.

MT210 Harmony II (4)
Course following MT200, extending to chromatic harmony and modulation. Topics include secondary dominants and seventh chords and their inversions, harmonic sequences, pivot chords, direct change of key, borrowed chords and other elements.

MT300 Songwriting for Worship (4)
This course is a continuation of the Musicianship & Theory and Harmony courses. It leads to students to write and compose new worship songs.

MP100-220 Applied Music I-VI (2)
Private or semi-private lessons in piano, guitar, orchestral instruments, or vocal technique.

MP300-400 Advanced Applied Music I-IV (2)
Private lessons in advanced piano, guitar, orchestral instruments, or vocal technique.

EN300-420 Choral Ensemble I-VI (1)
Weekly rehearsals of various choral repertoire. Emphasis placed on healthy vocal technique, intonation, blend, balance, appropriate tone quality and critical listening.

MM200 Introduction to Worship (4)
A study of Christian worship, this course introduces the student to the biblical/theological foundations of worship, examining the nature and priority of worship as well as its many spiritual functions and varied expressions.

MM210 Worship Leadership (4)
Course designed to build basic concepts of and skills in worship leadership from a theological perspective. Prepares students to become effective leaders of Christian worship in the local church.

MM300 Contemporary Praise & Worship Songs (4)
This course studies the historical development of contemporary praise & worship songs, the text and music of these songs, and the use of these songs in worship today.

MM310 Worship Technology (4)
A study of sound systems, lighting, projection, and media resources that are used in worship today.

MM400 The Hymn in Christian Worship (4)
This course surveys the history of the hymn in Christian worship and the contemporary use of hymns in Christian worship today.

MH300, 310, 400 Music History I-III (4)
A survey of music history from its first extant traces to modern day.