The Master of Church Music
Bachelor's degree in music or its equivalent is required. Students accepted for the program may be required by the faculty to take Pre-M.C.M. courses if their undergraduate degree was not taken with a concentration in the field of specialization classes at the graduate level.
Music Placement Test
The placement test will begin during the registration period to determine proficiency levels of entering students.
Requirement for Degree
M.C.M. requires completion of 36 units of graduate courses, 12 units from the Core Courses, 16 units from the General Courses, and 8 units from Applied Music Studies. Graduate Recital or Graduate Project is required.
New California Conservatory of Music is a graduate level
preparing Korean/English speaking men and women with professional
competence, academic excellence, and spiritual integrity to be servant
leaders in the Church, community, and global society for the glory of God.
The academic program
is based on Christian theology and is aimed at fostering an understanding
of and respect for the racial, cultural, ethnic, and special needs of a
diverse society. NCCM
encourages students to participate in dialogue that applies the teachings
of the Bible and Christian doctrine in life situations.
is committed to providing a comprehensive, quality education program for
students seeking to serve the needs of the community. Qualified students
are admitted without regard to their ethnic background, age, or physical
New California Conservatory of
Music commitment emphasizes
strong instructional programs that foster Christian ethics, scholarship,
research, imagination, knowledge application, self-challenge, and
community responsibility conducted in an academic environment that is
designed to meet the professional growth needs of its students. The
educational programs of study provided by
NCCM also are designed to
nurture the development of critical thinking abilities and effective
communication skills. In addition, students are expected to demonstrate
Christian teaching skills. The quality of the
NCCM program is assured through the coordinated efforts of a highly
qualified faculty and support staff whose input and dedication form the
foundation of the conservatory.
The mission of
New California Conservatory
of Music emphasizes student outcomes and goals and provides, through
dedicated instruction, the requisite skills for graduating students to
bring Christian principles to the community.
Students enrolled in degree
programs at NCCM are provided
instruction designed to enhance their knowledge of Christianity through an
educational program aimed at Christian community service.
The purpose of
New California Conservatory of Music is to provide instruction
designed to assure student success in an advanced academic program of
study in their chosen career areas and in their personal lives via the
application of Christian faith and teachings. To further progress toward
the attainment of the conservatory’s stated purpose,
NCCM further emphasizes the
development of critical thinking skills, an integration of curricula among
academic disciplines, involvement of community as an extension of
Christian teaching, and the impact of religious teaching on the social
behavior of community.
emphasis on building on the student’s individual cultural, linguistic, and
racial differences to meet the changing needs of the community assures
that the learning environment is stimulating and keyed to the
institution’s purpose, mission, and objectives.
California Conservatory of Music’s mission focuses on serving students
and the community through providing a comprehensive quality educational
program and learning environment aimed at providing responsible and
qualified human resources dedicated to meeting diverse and emerging
community religious needs.
New California Conservatory of Music
articulated curriculum and related learning activities designed to educate
students of all ages, religious beliefs, and interests. The conservatory
is particularly adept at providing Christian education to culturally,
linguistically, ethnically, and racially diverse individuals in its
New California Conservatory of Music recognizes its
commitment to the academic requirements of teaching, research, and
scholarship through its continuing support for a comprehensive library and
computer support center. The conservatory provides comprehensive support
services that help each diverse student to succeed in his/her area of
study based on changing needs and identified goals. The conservatory aims
its academic programs toward those adult learners who are fluent in the
Korean language and have earned an advanced degree that qualifies them for
entrance into graduate studies.
NCCM expects its graduates to be qualified for employment in
church-based and religious service organizations as well as community
service agencies. The knowledge and skills learned as a result of their
participation in the academic programs at
NCCM should enable them to obtain and successfully hold positions in
these related fields and to earn salaries commensurate with others in the
same fields of employment.