The Mission of the Sacred Music program is to offer graduate level educational opportunities to practicing credentialed ministry professionals. The degrees recognize the students’ level of experience and expertise already achieved and prepare them for employment and/or the pursuit of advanced study in music and ministry-related fields. The core curriculum, which can be tailored to fit the specific needs of individual students, focuses on the refinement of established applied music skills, and the pursuit of advanced historical and liturgical studies. These educational goals are accomplished through adept instruction, creative choices, and the flexibility of the Graduate Theological Foundation model.
The GTF’s Core Curriculum for the Sacred Music programs is a place to begin course selection and can be tailored to meet the needs of the student. We believe this curriculum represents a well-rounded foundation to the graduate level study of Sacred Music. Students may choose from any of our online courses, tailoring their course selection according to their interests and professional needs coupled with the recommendations of their Student Advisor. Course choice will be informed by multiple variables; performance on post-acceptance assessments, the student’s performance portfolio, the student’s area of interest and past experience along with input from the Graduate Music Advisor. The Core Curriculum for the Sacred Music program is as follows.