- Category: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The music programme provides an appropriate learning environment in which the learner realizes harmonious development of the intellectual, spiritual, physical and aesthetic capabilities. The programme also exposes the learner to a broad spectrum of music styles, thereby encouraging the development of cultural sensitivity and capacity to appreciate other people’s musical cultures and philosophy of life. Through performances of carefully selected Christian hymns, gospel music, classical and folk music, the learner does not only refine character but develops a sense of Christian belonging, ability to appreciate things that are lovely, pure, honest and virtuous.
The mission of the Department of Music is the provision and advancement of an informed Christian music education experience for students pursuing careers in the teaching profession, as well as those intending to be professional performers, in order to equip them with necessary knowledge and skills for service to God and humanity.
The vision of the Department of Music is to provide one of the best practical programs in music education in Africa.
The Department of Music seeks to achieve the following:
1. To develop students’ ability to appreciate a wide variety of music forms and styles representing a broad spectrum, with special emphasis on African music.
2. To equip students with skills to play an instrument and be able to organize school and community music programs.
3. To prepare students to be able to teach music in Secondary Schools and Teachers’ Colleges.
4. To prepare music leadership in schools and churches.
5. To enable the musically gifted students to develop their performance skills to a functional level.
6. To develop intellectual thought in African Music through research projects that are performance-oriented, collection of songs, instrumental and dance materials through video, audio and written recordings for use in schools and institutions of higher learning.
7. To prepare advisors in music education capable of awakening interest in cultural values in their students and the community they serve.
8. To equip students with artistic qualities such as aesthetic sensitivity, creativity and inventiveness which will be manifested in their compositions, arrangements, performance and general lifestyle.
1. Bachelor of Arts in Music
2. Bachelor of Music in Music Education
3. Minor in Music
Students who wish to major in music must have a departmental interview, placement examination, and audition in order to evaluate their qualification, and potential. Students who have successfully completed the music minor requirements may qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree by completing the rest of the requirements for a full degree program shown in this bulletin. Prospective music students should possess musicality, primary and secondary performing skills, and a knowledge of elementary music theory and should give evidence of previous serious music study. A pass in music at secondary school certificate level is an added advantage.
A student with no prior musical training may minor in music. However, if the student shows excellent growth and potential he/she may be allowed to change to a major by completing the process of majoring in music.
1. An overall cumulative GPA of 2.00.
2. A GPA of 2.25 is required for the concentration and the core. A minimum grade of C+ for each course in the concentration and the core is required.
3. A minimum of 131credits for Bachelor of Arts in Music, and a minimum of 146 credits for Bachelor of Music in Music Education.
A graduate in music and/or music education has a wide variety of career opportunities. There are opportunities for careers such as music teacher in schools or teacher training colleges; private tutor; composers; conductors; music director; musician; producer; church musicians; instrumentalist or singer in an orchestra or band.