Mars Hill Choir & Music Appreciation

Course Components

Choir Practice: Students will participate in Mars Hill Choir weekly, learning the basics of singing classic hymns.

At-Home Work: The first semester will consist of going through the Memoria Press Music Appreciation Book 1 material and completing the review tests per the schedule below. Quarter 3 will focus on hymn writers. There will be a short biography of a hymn writer due at the end of the quarter. Quarter 4 will focus more on worldview. We will read Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns, which examines the current state of worship music as it has been shaped by contemporary culture. An analytical review of this book will be due at the end of the quarter.

Class Materials

Assignments Schedule

Q1 Reading
9/2
9/9
9/16
9/23 Order class materials
9/30 Memoria Press (MP) Lessons 1-2
10/7 MP Lessons 3-4
10/14 Fall Break
10/21 Review Test 1 Due; MP Lessons 5-6
10/28 MP Lessons 7-8
Q2
11/4 Review Test 2 Due; MP Lessons 9-10
11/11 MP Lessions 11-12
11/18 Review Test 3 Due; MP Lessons 13-14
11/25 MP Lessons 15-16
12/2 Review Test 4 Due; MP Lessons 17-18
12/9 MP Lessons 19-20
12/16 Review Test 5 Due; MP Lessons 21-22
1/6 MP Lessons 23-24
1/13 Review Test 6 Due; MP Lessons 25-26
Q3 Read Great Christian Hymn Writers in chronological order (see p. 200)
1/20 Review Test 7 Due
1/27
2/3
2/10
2/17
2/24
3/2
3/9
3/16 Hymn Writer Biography Due (see assignment)
Q4
3/23
3/30
4/6
4/13
4/20
4/27
5/4
5/11
5/18 Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns Review Due (see assignment)