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COURSE NUMBER: MUSI 395
COURSE TITLE: Leadership In Praise and Worship Music
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Matt Day
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 1 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: This is a tutorial course that will prepare students for musical leadership in a Contemporary Praise and Worship setting. Students will meet with the instructor for 1 hour per week to develop the required skills, and the will spend 3 hours per week practicing and demonstrating these skills in chapel settings and/or potential cooperative intern positions in local assemblies.

REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • The Art of Worship – (Greg Scheer)  - required
  • The Complete Worship  Leader - (Kevin J. Navarro) – required
  •  The Worship Source Book – Calvin (resource only)
  •  Sing! A new Creation.  (resource available through the college worship dept)
  • Song Select access (online resource available for students through the worship dept)
  •  The Worship Leader’s Hand Book (Kraeuter) (resouce)
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Reading quizzes 10%
Written Assignments 20%
Service Plans 15%
Class Participation 5%
Chapel practicum (or intern program) 30%
Final Exam 20%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
  • To provide training in the area of leadership development as it pertains to the worship leader's role within the ensemble setting.
  • To consider the importance of the role of worship leader as it relates to a contemporary service setting.
  • To develop an understanding of the value of personal self-leadership for the purpose of living a life as an example of personal integrity in this very public role of worship leader.
  • To understand the dynamics of the worship service and how to plan accordingly as to create an environment of praise and worship that invites the worshiper to explore God in deeper and newer ways.
  • To develop the skills to lead a band through effective rehearsals, deal with conflict issues and cast a vision for why the ensemble exists.
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Personal Philosophy of Worship Leadership
  • Worship Team Development
  • Strategy and Leadership Issues
  • Service Planning
  • Related Theory
  • Secondary Instrument Functionality
  • Public Presentation Skills
  • Technologies
  • Primary Instrument Proficiency (on going)
  • Practical Application (on going)


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