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Sacred Music, Piano Organ Degree

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Program Description

The Sacred Music Concentration is designed to provide preparation and skill development, both academically and musically, for students planning to organize, direct and provide music for a church music program.

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Complete a minimum of 128 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or higher for ALL music courses. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.
Complete the General Education Curriculum (GEC) Program required of all undergraduates by the University. 

Required music courses: MUSL 1010, 1050, 1060, 1070, 1080 (or their equivalent), 1220, 1600, 2110, 2120, 2210, 2220, 2405, 3410, 3420, 3920, 4600, 3200, 3210, 3320, 3560, 4010, 4030, 4750, 4920, 4760
Elective courses may be selected from other courses within the department with the consent of the instructor.

  • Enrollment in an applied music primary course every semester.
  • Enrollment in a musical ensemble for eight semesters.
  • Enrollment in workshops/recitals every semester.
  • Piano Proficiency 

Contact Information

Name: Baron Tymas, Associate Professor
Email: btymas@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-6343
Fax: (919) 530-7979
Office Location: 110/111 B. N. Duke Annex
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Name: Edmund Paolantonio, Visiting Instructor
Email: epaolantonio@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-7216
Office Location: 313 C. Ruth Edwards Music Hall
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