Concordia University Nebraska
Church Music (major), Computer Science (minor)
Church Music: A Comparison of Three LCMS Services
My Music Academy project is based on 3 services in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). I interviewed/shadowed 3 church workers to examine how they put together worship services.
The Music Academy is for the high school student who has a passion for music and wants to pursue that passion on a deeper level. Students who are a fit for music academy are individuals who want to learn more about music and explore career possibilities in the field of music.
Junior year: Music Theory, Ensemble
Senior year: Senior Capstone, Ensemble
Concert Attendance - Students are required to attend three approved music performances each year they are enrolled in the music academy.
Individual Performance Development - Students are required to either audition for an all-state ensemble or perform a solo at the solo and ensemble festival their junior and senior year.
Collaborative Community Learning Experience - Students enrolled in the Music Academy are required to complete a Collaborative Community Learning Experience between their junior and senior year. Design of this project is left up to the student but the goal is to pursue a particular passion within the field of music. Examples might include meeting with a local composer and studying with him or her, interning with a local music professional, or attending an intensive music camp.
Capstone Project - A capstone project will be completed by each student in the music academy presenting a summation of what has been learned in the academy. This project could be performing in a recital, presenting an original composition, or other opportunities to share with an audience what has been learned.
Digital Portfolio - As a part of the capstone process, students will be required to create a digital portfolio of compositions, performances, concerts attended, and other applicable materials.