Teaching Sacred Music at Public Universities
A recent study of sacred music programs in public universities across the United States examines current pedagogical practices, compares these practices with the curriculum standards set by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Association of Theological Schools, and suggests curricular changes needed to meet the unique educational needs of today’s sacred music students. It covers select undergraduate programs and each of the six Master’s level programs at public universities—those of East Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, and Michigan.
Jonathan Hehn, OSL, is a musician and liturgist currently serving Trinity United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, Florida. He holds degrees in music from the Florida State University (BM, DM), and theology from the University of Notre Dame (MSM). He also holds the Choirmaster certificate of the American Guild of Organists. You can find him on Facebook.