Music Theory and Songwriting
Aaron Walker '07, earned his degree in Music Composition from CCU. He founded the Elevation Swing Orchestra in 2007, and the Swing Je T'aime in 2009. In addition to being a private music theory instructor, Aaron also composes music for live performances, audio recordings, and films.

Music Theory and Songwriting

"If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music."
  -Gustav Mahler, late-Romantic Austrian composer and leading conductor (1860-1911)

The Music Theory and Songwriting emphasis provides students of any major with study of music theory and history, as well as ear training and lessons in composing lyrics and music. Original musical pieces are in high demand in a culture immersed in audio, and the Music Theory/Songwriting emphasis trains you to create compelling and musically complex works, focusing on skills necessary for a foundation in songwriting.

Music Theory and Songwriting In the Christian University

Take a look at history – it's no secret that music fuels social and cultural movements. CCU's School of Music is dedicated to providing you with an integrated education of faith and learning, equipping you to be a world-class musician, capable of creating positive messages through music. As a student in this emphasis, you'll be trained to create music of quality for use in both church and community. Faculty, many of whom are expertly trained musicians, focus on developing excellence in skill and spiritual depth.

Course Catalog

Interesting Music Theory and Songwriting Classes You Might Take

  • Music Theory I
  • Scoring and Arranging
  • Sight-Singing and Ear Training

What can I do with a degree in Music Theory and Songwriting ?

  • Lyricist
  • Music composition or arrangement
  • Music Performance

Spotlight

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Cathy Motter

Affiliate Faculty - Music
School of Music

To me, teaching is more than just teaching a subject; it's teaching people. The ability to teach well is a gift from God Himself. Faith and prayer are my sources for guidance in the classroom. When my students learn, I learn right along with them. We are constantly growing together.
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