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.


1. Bachelor of Arts Degree Core (108 units)

The Bachelor of Arts Degree Core is divided into three sub-areas: (1) General Education and Bible; (2) Theological Studies Core; and (3) General Ministry Skills.

(1)   General Education and Bible (92 units)
(2)   Theological Studies Core (16 units)
(3)   General Ministry Skills (0 units)

2. Music Major Courses (48 units)

Performance and Practice Courses

Students are required to take 26 units of performance courses in their major field.

Music Core Courses

Students are required to take additional 22 units of music core courses:

Course Descriptions

ENSB300 – 420 Choral Ensemble I – VI (1 unit)
Weekly rehearsals in preparation for public performance.

MUTH100 Musicianship & Theory I (2 units)
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.

MUTH110 Musicianship & Theory II (2 units)
Course following MUTH100, concentrating on expanding musicianship skills through drills, dictation and performance exercises with longer and more complex musical forms and relationships.

MUTH200 Harmony (4 units))
Studies in diatonic harmony. Topics include primary and secondary triads and seventh chords, their inversions, non-harmonic tones, secondary dominants and seventh chords and their inversions, harmonic sequences, melodic analysis and part writing.

MUPR200 Conducting (2 units)
Basic techniques of conducting instrumental and vocal ensembles. The course teaches standard beat patterns, how to handle cueing, fermatas, phrasing and articulation, dynamics, etc., and rehearsal techniques. The music studied will be from the standard literature of music and specifically determined by the interests and needs of the students. Through the development of sound basic conducting technique, students will begin to appreciate the relationship between gesture and sound.

MUTH300 Music History (4 units)
A survey of music history from its first extant traces to modern day. Topics include music in the Old Testament, Monastic tradition, Gregorian chant, polyphony, Reformation, Oratorio, Cantata and Congregational songs.

MUPR320 Worship Technology (2 units)
Equipping students with the theoretical understanding of, and hands-on experience with media applications used in the church. Projects are designed to demonstrate competency in the use of various media programs.

MUTH310 Introduction to Worship (4 units)
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.

MUTH330 The Hymn in Christian Worship (2 units)
This course surveys the history of the hymn in Christian worship and the contemporary use of hymns in Christian worship today. There will be an emphasis on listening and comprehension of traditional hymns and how to use hymns in contemporary worship

MUPR111 – 213 Applied Music: Piano I – VI (2 units)
MUPR 121 – 223 Applied Music: Voice I – VI (2 units)
MUPR131 – 233 Applied Music: Guitar I – VI (2 units)
MUPR141 – 243 Applied Music: Orchestral Instruments I – VI (2 units)
MUPR151 – 253 Applied Music: Composition I – VI (2 units)

This course provides private music instruction on a principal instrument or in principal voice for music majors. Instruction is currently limited to piano, voice, guitar and composition for students already proficient in playing an instrument or singing. Ability to read music is required. All students registered for principal applied music are required to perform in a student recital at least once per quarter. Admission to any of the applied music courses is by audition only. Apply directly to the Jubilee College of Music for detailed information and dates.

PVJR301 – 403 Undergraduate Jury (4 units)
Weekly private instructions in students’ major field with satisfactory completion of bi-weekly studio classes and jury examination in the end of each quarter

PVRC300, 400 Undergraduate Recital (0 units)
Guided study in recital performance.
rerequisite: PVJR301, 302