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Christian Colleges with Good Music Programs

starbuck429starbuck429 3 replies2 threads New Member
edited March 2013 in Christian Colleges
Hi All,

We live in Ohio and our daughter is beginning her search for a Christian school in the Midwest (Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee) which has a good music program. She is interested in a dual major of Music Education and Vocal Performance. In doing some searching, I am finding that most public and private high schools and elementary school require that a college degree be earned from a college having both NCATE and NASM certifications.

Would appreciate help with schools which we should consider. Thanks!
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  • ngtexasngtexas 45 replies16 threads Junior Member
    A couple that come to mind are: Belmont (TN), Hope (MI), Judson (IL), Wheaton (IL), and Taylor (IN). All are great schools and I know for sure they all have music programs. Good luck! :)
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  • starbuck429starbuck429 3 replies2 threads New Member
    A couple of web sites that I looked at looked pretty good. Those we for Lee University in Tn. and Anderson University in In. Has anyone heard of these schools and does anyone know anything about those music programs?
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  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - 3973 replies120 threads Senior Member
    Belmont U ... Nashville "The Music City" Tennessee!

    Has both a School of Music Performance and a School of Music Business.

    TONS of big time music performers. Cece Winans very tied in. Blake Shelton. Florida Georgia Line Minnie Pearl ... many more of secular and sacred music.
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  • jadecoopsjadecoops 7 replies0 threads New Member
    Belmont, Belmont, Belmont. I can't say it enough. I visited this past September...absolutely fell in love with it. I am looking into a double major there, with one of those majors being Music Business. Located fairly close to the downtown area, rich in culture, and feels extremely safe and welcoming. Both the city and Belmont University have a very cool vibe. Tons of music venues, of course, with it being Nashville. Be sure to visit the Hillsboro Village area as well. Also, kind professors and staff....always willing to help out. About 6,000 students overall, which I thought was great. It seemed so much better than universities with a student population of 30,000+ and feeling like just a number. Also, the campus feels extremely safe. And you said she's looking into a Christian college...BU stressed that they are a Christian university, with plenty of worship opportunities/chapel services. A lot of churches nearby as well. And professors must be Christians to work there. They also have a no drugs, no alcohol policy on campus. Best of luck!
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  • informativeinformative 1890 replies10 threads Senior Member
  • CreeklandCreekland 7341 replies95 threads Senior Member
    Informative, BU in this context is Belmont University and they are, indeed, a Christian college. ;) (More than one college or university can share the same initials. One should always look for context.)
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  • GolfFatherGolfFather 1462 replies57 threads Senior Member
    Also . . .

    1. Notre Dame, Georgetown and Boston College are all Catholic.
    I don't think that's what the O/P has in mind. ;)

    2. Last I checked, Boston and Washington, DC are not in the Midwest.
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  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - 3973 replies120 threads Senior Member
    And of course, Boston College and Notre Dame are indeed sectarian institutions, better described as being among the Catholic colleges and universities. No debate about Catholics being Christians. This is merely providing clarity and conciseness within the context of campus culture and acceptable, appropriate discussion. Put simply, most would better describe these campuses and many others of similar religious perspective as more precisely Catholic. ;)

    btw, Georgetown College is Baptist in heritage. Seems the poster's confused. :confused: Kentucky is located just across the rio from Indiana (home of NDU:cool:) and Illinois. ;) "FORE!" Sorry, no mulligans!:eek:
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  • GolfFatherGolfFather 1462 replies57 threads Senior Member
    ^^^^

    Follow the link, Pig.
    It goes to Georgetown University in Washington, DC. which is a Catholic school.
    Not Georgetown College in Kentucky.

    "Georgetown College" is the Arts & Sciences college at Georgetown University.
    Look before you leap.

    http://college.georgetown.edu/connect/

    And with a name like Whistle Pig, I wouldn't be making fun of forum names if I were you.
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  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - 3973 replies120 threads Senior Member
    No need to hack on me, duffer! Save that for your pitching wedge and sand-trapping! ;)

    Indeed the link DOES go to Georgetown U. I stand edified, not corrected, since it READS Georgetown College, which is a seriously Christian college in KY (unlike it's branch campus in DC:) ) with a significant music program in the Midwest. Yea, I know the lib arts at GU calls itself the same, altho the link DOES NOT go to the GC website per se).

    In any case I'd say we have an honest difference created by some confounding information. Unlike you perhaps, I'm quite familiar with both, and in light of OPs location and target, well, I figured the response referred to the Christian Georgetown College in that Midwest for which she sought answers! Go figure. Still ... Were we answering where it was in light of the link, we'd both get full credit. The difference is I didn't need to study to get the answer. I beg your forgiveness.

    In any case, lighten up dude. This isn't the hill worth dying on, trust me. Relax. Enjoy your time here. Have some fun. And feel free to make all the fun you can muster about ol' Whistle Pig. I know him and he can take any punch you might push. :( He makes all the ladies squeal! ;)

    And to be sure ... I'd lay odds I'm a vastly superior pig than you are a golfer. But I'm a lover at heart. :cool: Do you play on Sunday morning?
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  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - 3973 replies120 threads Senior Member
    P.S. dufferdaddio ... would appreciate keeping the "pork" chopping between you and me. I'm bacon you, please. You see,the missus' maiden name is Hogg and she gets bit fried when people pork fun at her name ... Mrs. Hogg-Pig. She says I'm a boar when I rib her about it, and makes fun of my pot-belly. Mind you, I'm not swining, just sorta hamming it up. I'm sure you understand. :eek: ;) See you in the sand trap! :cool:
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  • bigredmombigredmom 46 replies0 threads Junior Member
    You cannot top St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. for music!
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  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - 3973 replies120 threads Senior Member
    Right on! Love their televised Christmas concerts!

    If only they could move from artic Minnesota and all those Looterans to Nashville or Louisville or Richmond or ... ;)

    Striving to become an elite "academic" institution, increasingly secular from some I've talked to. Your observations?
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  • informativeinformative 1890 replies10 threads Senior Member
    The OP asked for Christian colleges. ND, Georgetown and BC are all Catholic. You know, the largest Christian religion and the one on which the newer protestant religions are based. If the OP wanted a specific protestant oriented school, he or she should have made that clear by asking for whichever of the new protestant religions he or she intended.
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  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - 3973 replies120 threads Senior Member
    Of course they are. And they are among those familiar with stratification and categorizing colleges and universities ALWAYS acknowledge them as colleges founded in the tradition of that religion which preceded the Anglican religion and pursuant reformed and Protestant faiths. Because these are superior to mere Christian colleges of those latter establishments, they are always categorized as Catholic. Lowly Christian colleges are all of those others. Unfortunately, informative is not informed that "catholic" is vastly different and inclusive to "Catholic."

    So, when the world of Christian worshipers recites "I believe in the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the resurrection of the body, and the life ever-lasting", it is talking about the many, not those select chosen preferring referring to themselves as "Catholic" rather than merely "Christian." The first is correctly small "c" and the latter cap "C".

    And in any and every informed case, Christian colleges are distinctly categorized from those prededent-setting Catholic colleges. And all, at least at one time prior to succumbing to the culture, were at one time part of the "catholic church." (small c ... ;) )

    As Christ assured, no pope needed to get to God! Thanks, JC!

    This is like deja vu ... all over again. Is Yogi Berra Catholic? catholic? Christian? Probably Catholic. He's Italian. And an ex-Yankee.
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  • GolfFatherGolfFather 1462 replies57 threads Senior Member
    Yogi Berra .... He's Italian. And an ex-Yankee

    I'm sure, if you asked him, Yogi would say he is still a Yankee. ;)
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  • informativeinformative 1890 replies10 threads Senior Member
    LOL Whistle Pig, you still don't know what Christian means. Hahaha.
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  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - 3973 replies120 threads Senior Member
    Well, I'm always learning.

    STill, I'm trusting my understanding of Christianity might likely trump yours of catholic. Small "c."

    One day, we'll all know when every knee bows. And the pope'll be just one more in the mass's mass. ;)
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  • kypdurronkypdurron 2190 replies57 threads Senior Member
    Still, I would give Large "C" Catholic Colleges as possible schools. Why? Well, we dont know most of the time if the poster is Baptist, Mormon, ECLA, or Greek Orthodox. However, when someone asks for a certain religous type of college, I hat how sometimes some people will post other denominations and try to convince that person to attend a school with that demoniation.


    off my soap box
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  • Whistle PigWhistle Pig - 3973 replies120 threads Senior Member
    One note ... BYU students would never consider transferring to Notre Dame or Wheaton on the basis of their being "Christian."

    Nor would any Domers or Wheatonites ever transfer to BYU on the basis of its being "Christian."

    Conversely, each might transfer to the other on the basis of studying "abroad", sort of.

    No soap box. Just the truth.
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