Photo Credit: Andres Valenzuela (Nyack College)
Starting fall 2016, Nyack College will offer students a bachelor’s degree in gospel music performance. The Christian college is the first to adopt such a degree and we’re all for it!
“I think for a long time gospel music has been viewed as a hobby,” Willana Mack, who sang in the “August Rush” movie and has a hand in prepping the new program, told The Washington Post. “Gospel music has not really been looked at as something you can study, a skill that you can learn, But it’s an overall cultural problem that we don’t start requiring that our gospel artists be more versed in music — in the music language, in the music culture, in reading music, in understanding music theory.”
That is, the idea that gospel music is more of a feeling that technique. The bachelor’s degree in gospel music performance is expected to incorporate both.
Source: The Washington Post
Thanks so much for sharing information with your audience about our gospel music performance degree coming to our New York City campus in the fall.
My pleasure! Thanks for the info on the photo credit 🙂