Skip to main content

National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Search Google Appliance

Music Courses-Faith Builders Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 15 hours (5 weeks).

Dates:
Version 1: July 2001 - February 2009. Version 2: March 2009 - Present.
Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate a basic understanding of conducting technique; demonstrate a basic knowledge of choral procedures; and rehearse a song with a choral group using the knowledge and skills learned throughout the course.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are: conducting patterns, vocal considerations, score preparation, tempo fluctuation, left hand, diction, dynamics, starting between beats, tempo changes, articulations, discipline and planning the rehearsal. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion and lab critique. Evaluation criteria includes exams, presentations, and observations.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Beginning Choral Conducting (12/03) (4/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Beginning Choral Conducting (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

Location:
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 15 hours (5 weeks).

Dates:
Version 1: June 2001 - June 2008. Version 2: July 2008 - Present.
Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate a basic understanding of good vocal technique; describe the fundamentals of vocal production; demonstrate a basic understanding of the elements of interpretation; and present a song using the knowledge learned throughout the course.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are: posture and breathing, phonation, resonance, registers, legato and sustained tones, prevention of voice disorders, diction, public performance. Methods of instruction include lecture and voice coaching. Evaluation criteria include exams, presentations and projects.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Beginning Class Voice (12/03) (4/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Beginning Class Voice (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

Location:
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 15 hours (5 weeks).

Dates:
Version 1: September 1998 - November 2005. Version 2: December 2005 - Present.
Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand and practice the fundamentals of a successful choir; appreciate good choral sound and achieve a basic understanding of how it is produced; develop musicality; and experience worship in a choral program.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are: sight reading skills; Solfeggio; phrasing; diction; interpretation; decorum. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstration, and practice. Evaluation criteria include: observation.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Choir (12/03) (4/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Choral Ensembles (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

Location:
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 45 hours (5 weeks). 

Dates:
Version 1: September 1998 - July 2007. Version 2: August 2007 - Present.
Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: gain fluency in the basics of music construction in order to have a firm foundation on which to build the study of music theory. These basics include musical symbols, key signatures, basic intervals, tetrachords and major and minor scales; sight read simple melodies; identify intervals, simple chords, and melodies aurally; approach music intellectually, to enhance his or her performance; and understand and delight in the music.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are: notation; rhythm; meter; scales; key signatures; intervals; triads; cadence structures; introduction to harmonization. Methods of instruction include lecture and evaluation. Evaluation criteria include written exams and oral exams, as well as practice.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, or in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Music Fundamentals (12/03) (4/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Music Fundamentals (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

Location:

Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28500 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA

Length:

45 hours (5 weeks). 

Dates:

October 2010 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: acquire a detailed working knowledge of the fundamentals of functional harmony in tonall, Western music through notation, scales, intervals, keys, chords, and musical forms; analyze the structural elements of music including cadences, nonharmonic tones, and melodic organization; apply music theory concepts to the practice of music; and develop and increase aural skills (ear training) including intervals, triads, melodic dictation, rythmic dictation, harmonic dictation, and error detection. 

Instruction:

Major topics covered in the course are: scales; tonality; key; modes; intervals; transposition; chords; cadences; nonharmonic tones; textures; voice leading; harmonic progression and harmonic rhythm; and dominant seventh chord. Methods of instruction include: lecture, daily ear training exercises, and daily keyboard exercises. Evaluation criteria include two exams and a final composition.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Music Theory or Music (Liberal Arts requirement) (10/15). 

Top