Musical Arts

Johnson University Musical Arts

The Musical Arts Major is designed for students who wish to pursue a full-time professional career in a music-emphasis ministry in a church setting and/or private teaching career. It also prepares students to pursue graduate education in music education toward the goal of certification.

Students will be challenged and enriched by Johnson’s engaged faculty members who share a commitment to each student’s success. The affordable Musical Arts program includes a practical internship and private and group instruction on a principal and secondary instrument (options include piano and voice).

When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate music core-related skills in music theory, music history, and general musicianship.
  • Perform in both solo and ensemble settings at an intermediate- to advanced-level.
  • Exhibit related musical skills in conducting and vocal or piano pedagogy.
  • Demonstrate education-core skills and administrative skills.

For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.

Professional Area Course Sampling
Introduction to Teaching: Elementary Education
Educational Psychology
Classroom Management
Principal & Secondary Instrument
Music Theory I, II, III, and IV
Music Theory Lab I, II, III, and IV
Music History and Literature I and II

Bible and Theology Course Sampling
Orientation to the Old Testament I
Orientation to the Old Testament II
Orientation to the New Testament
Fundamentals of Christian Faith
Exegetical Methods
Old Testament Poetry/Wisdom or Prophets Selective
New Testament Epistles or Gospels Selective