Available as a major (B.M.)Traditional. Contemporary. Gospel. Regardless of the style, Olivet’s Music Ministry program is preparing future worship leaders and musicians for ministry in the local and global Church.
For students called into full-time music ministry, the Department
of Music offers a program that blends comprehensive and thorough technical
training with the deeply spiritual emphasis one would expect from a premier
Do I have to have
experience playing the organ?
No, you do not have to have previous experience on the
organ. However, organ lessons are offered for those who are interested. With Olivet's brand new Ruffatti pipe organ located in Centennial Chapel, ONU organ students have a state-of-the art instrument on which to perform.
I don’t play the
piano, is that a problem?
Yes and no. All music majors and minors are required
to pass piano proficiency. Students with previous piano experience have a
definite advantage in preparing for this step. However, several beginning
and intermediate piano classes are available to help students who have little
or no piano background prepare for the piano proficiency exam.
Do I have to do a solo
Yes. All music majors are required to do a senior
recital. Church music majors are required to present a thirty minute
recital on their applied instrument either first or second semester of their
Music students are also required to perform a single piece
on one of the several student recitals during the semester. Don’t worry!
You’re applied teacher will help you select an appropriate piece when the time
Gain the skills you'll need to pursue your calling to minister through music.
Carol J. Semmes