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Brent Gibson, Music Leadership Program Director

Dr. Brent Gibson
Music Leadership Program Director

Office Telephne: (604) 851-7218 or 1-800-976-8388
bgibson@summitpacific.ca

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

*Quality, accredited, relevant, biblical, practical training.*

This major prepares and equips students for worship ministry in local church contexts to provide effective pastoral leadership. Together with the foundational study of Bible and Theology [39 credits], Practics [21 credits], General Studies [30 credits], the student is provided with important foundations in corporate worship ministry training [33 credits].

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this 4 year program the student shall be able to:

  • understand and assimilate the Scriptural purposes and uses of music in corporate worship, discipleship, education, and evangelism;
  • demonstrate the musical, spiritual and leadership skills necessary to plan and lead worship services based on Biblical principles with sensitivity to the Holy Spirit;
  • serve in respect of unique local church cultural contexts;
  • show evidence of appreciation for church music in its various historical and contemporary forms;
  • knowledgeably interact with and apply various musical genres;
  • effectively supervise, direct and mentor a variety of music groups, sound /audio teams, media / tech personnel as team members;
  • effectively carry out administrative tasks relating to church ministries or other work contexts;
  • exhibit an acceptable level of musical, technological and leadership competency;
  • recognize the importance of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in personal and corporate worship, as well as in community outreach.
MUSIC LEADERSHIP MAJOR
30 semester hours
  • 3 Musicianship I
  • 3 Musicianship II
  • 3 Biblical Foundations & Contemporary Issues of Worship [Bible]
  • 3 History of Music [General Studies Requirement]
  • 3 Corporate Worship Leadership and Administration
  • 3 Music Internship *
  • 2 Instrumental Methods for Team Coaching
  • 3 Private Lessons [Primary Instrument]
  • 2 Chapel Ministry Group
  • 2 Church Audio & Media
  • 2 Keyboard I & II
  • 1 Vocal Methods for Leading & Coaching

Electives: Since 3 required credits are Bible and 3 are General Studies credits, the student can take 6 additional Music elective credits.

  • 3 Song Writing and Arranging
  • 2 Grad Choir/Band
  • 2/4 Recording & Mixing I & II
  • 2 Production in Ministry

*For PAOC credentials, internship must be in a PAOC church and student must take Local Church Leadership [3].

Note: some courses are offered every second year. Students should alter their programs as necessary.

If you have any questions about programs here at Summit Pacific College, please contact Nathan (604) 851-7222 or Courtney 604-851-7224 (Toll Free 1.800.976.8388) or contact us through our Information Request Form.

RESOURCES

Music Leadership Program Handbook

Summit Pacific College's Hudson Memorial Library maintains a web site with numerous useful references and links related to music and corporate worship. Click here for the Library's fine arts resources.

MUSIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Brent Gibson, Music Leadership Program Director

Dr. Brent Gibson
Music Leadership Program Director

Office Telephne: (604) 851-7218 or 1-800-976-8388
bgibson@summitpacific.ca

Brent Gibson

Brent is an Ordained Minister (2005) of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC), and has been a worship leader/pastor for over fifteen years. He is married to Nancy, who is one of our PAOC Missionaries.

Brent studied composition, arranging, and digital recording in Jazz and Commercial Music at Vancouver Community College (1998). He holds a B.A. in Church Music (1996) with a double major in piano and conducting from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA; a M.A. in Christian Studies with a double major in Church/Worship Leadership and Bible from ACTS Seminary (2001) in Langley, BC; a Doctorate in Worship Studies (2009) from Robert E. Webber's Institute of Worship Studies in Orange Park, FL; and most recently a Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production (2010) from Harbourside Institute of Technology in North Vancouver, BC. He has taught courses at the undergraduate level in worship theology, worship leadership, songwriting, contemporary music theory, and music administration for over 10 years.

He is also passionate about recording and producing music for God's Kingdom. He has done work as a studio musician for the pilot children's television show "Wonder Wheels", and wrote a Canadian Patriotic song, "Our Canada", at the age of 16. While in college, he traveled extensively across the Northwest United States as the primary keyboard player for various traveling groups appearing on National Television. He has also produced and recorded several music demos for local bands, musicians, and singers.

His dream is to raise up PAOC songwriters, musicians, and worship leaders and enable their music to be heard so that the Pentecostal "Voice" can resound in our local churches' worship and praise and into the all the world.

Brent Gibson in the studio

MUSIC FACULTY

In order to deliver the courses effectively, students will learn from numerous instructors, pastors, and musicians, each of whom is a specialist in his/her field. This exposes students to a variety of creative gifts and styles that will enhance learning and challenge personal and spiritual development.

This program is delivered by personnel who serve in the following areas:

  • Administration: curriculum development, scheduling, instruction & program oversight
  • Music Ministry Groups: preparation for ministry in churches & college events
  • Chapel Ministry: preparation for chapel services & special events
  • Course Instruction: classroom and private lessons

James Caswell

James holds a Bachelor of Music degree (Mus. Ed.) from Brandon University, and a Master of Education degree from the University of Victoria. As he progressed through his education, James was invited to compete at the national level twelve times on three instruments. As a member of various ensembles, he has been recorded by CBC twice, and performed for Queen Elizabeth II.

An instrumental specialist, James teaches music at Pacific Academy in Surrey, BC, conducting and instructing Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, Vocal Jazz, Concert Choir, Orchestra, Guitar, Composition, Arranging, Music Sequencing, and Worship Ensembles where he writes and arranges for all instrumentalists who wish to be involved.

James Caswell
James Caswell

James Caswell at the keyboard

James has also served as K-12 Music Coordinator at Pacific Academy, providing support for five teachers in four schools. Prior to answering the call to pastoral ministry, James taught music in the public school system in Manitoba.

However, James's greatest passion is to make music before the King. He has been active in music ministry for over 30 years, and has served as Music Pastor in churches in Manitoba, Ontario, and British Columbia. Since 2002, James has volunteered as the Music Pastor at Surrey Pentecostal Assembly.


Mrs. Amaris Gray

Amaris was born into a pastor's family in which music was of great importance. She began taking piano lessons at a very young age, and grew up singing with her three siblings at various festivals and events. Amaris has always possessed the desire to have a full-time career in music.

Amaris is a private voice and piano instructor at various music schools in the Lower Mainland, and has been teaching voice lessons at Summit since September 2002. In her teaching, Amaris focuses on developing healthy vocal technique and professional performance etiquette while exploring various musical styles with her students.

She strives to help her students develop, maintain, and preserve their own unique voices so that they can be effective in ministering to others through music in church as well as other facets of life.

Mrs. Amaris Gray
Amaris Gray

Amaris' formal vocal training began at Trinity Western University, where she graduated with a B.A. in Music, with an emphasis on Vocal Performance (2002). Although she holds a degree in Classical Music, Amaris is experienced with many diverse musical genres including worship, gospel, and choral music. Recently, Amaris completed her third major recording project with her identical twin sister Andrea, which is entitled Refine.

Andrea and Amaris' web site


D. J. Groen

D. J. plays piano for worship teams, has directed and accompanied choirs for many years, and has taught piano since 1994 both privately and at the college. DJ has also directed vocal and instrumental ensembles at the college since 1997, and currently directs "Rejoice", an ensemble which ministers in BC and Yukon District PAOC churches and at college functions

In addition, she regularly plays piano for the college choir at the college's graduation ceremonies. DJ serves as the Financial Services Assistant at Summit Pacific College.

DJ Groen
D. J. Groen


Rob Herrett
Rob Herrett

Rob Herrett

Rob studied music at Vancouver Community College in 1980 and later went on to earn a B.A. from Providence College in Manitoba. He also received training from Yamaha Canada in the area of group guitar pedagogy.

He began teaching guitar for Guidone Studios in Abbotsford in the early 1980's. He then taught for the Toews Yamaha Music School and at Columbia Bible College. Currently, he teaches at the Central Valley Academy of Music and at Summit Pacific College.

He teaches classical guitar, rock, jazz, and worship styles, and particularly enjoys teaching improvisation. Rob is an active church musician and has also been a part of the Abbotsford coffee house scene, playing in groups and also as a soloist.


Dr. Lillian Hildebrandt

Lillian graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Music) degree from the University of Alberta in 1980. She taught music and drama at Western Pentecostal Bible College (now Summit) from 1981 to 1989, and was the music department director here for the last four of those years. She graduated with a Master of Education (Music) degree from the University of British Columbia in 1989. In addition to her work at WPBC and her master's studies, she was part-time music pastor at Abbotsford Pentecostal Assembly from 1986 to 1989.

Lillian taught music, drama, worship and spiritual formation at Pan Africa Christian College from 1989 to 2004. She served as Pastoral Associate of Music Ministries at Pan Africa Community Church from 1995 to 2004. She also taught at music, drama and worship seminars in Kenya.

Upon returning to Canada in 2004, Lillian taught part-time at Summit in the areas of music and worship. She completed her Doctor of Education (Didactics) degree through the University of South Africa early in 2008.

Lillian Hildebrandt, Music Leadership Administrator
Dr. Lillian Hildebrandt
Music Leadership Administator

Office Telephne: (604) 851-7233 or 1-800-976-8388
lhildebrandt@summitpacific.ca

The focus of this research for her thesis was the biblical theology of worship which uncovered the true meaning and expressions of worship (both whole-life and corporate), and worship and spiritual formation curricula and instruction at PAOC Bible colleges in Canada. Being an advocate for and facilitator of true biblical worship, both whole-life and corporate, remains her passion. Teaching, administrating, developing curricula and fostering spiritual formation in the college setting is her calling.

SAMPLE DEGREE PROGRAM

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
WRTG 100 Writing in the University Context 3 ENGL 103 Introduction to Literature 3
BIBL 113 Hermeneutics 3 BIBL 114 Pentateuch 3
BIBL 115 Gospels 3 RELS 132 Cross Cultural Studies 3
RELS 131 Introduction to Spiritual Issues 3 EDUC 142 Principles of Teaching 3
MUSI 151 Musicianship I 3 MUSI 152 Musicianship II 3
MUSI 153 Private Lessons 1 MUSI 154 Private Lessons 1
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SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PSYC 106 Introduction to Psychology 3 HIST 172 History of Pentecostal Church 3
RELS 133 Religious Conversion 3 BIBL 212 Acts 3
THEO 221 Doctrine I 3 THEO 222 Doctrine II 3
MUSI 251 Keyboard I 1 Open Elective 3
MUSI 253 Instrumental Methods for Team Coaching 2 MUSI 252 Keyboard II 1
MUSI 353 Chapel Ministry Group 1 MUSI 254 Vocal Methods for Leading & Coaching 1
MUSI 355 Church Audio & Media 2 MUSI 354 Chapel Ministry Group 1
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JUNIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HIST 111 History of Western Civilization 3 BUSI 111 Business Foundations 3
MUSI 153 Private Lessons 1 HIST 260 History of Christianity 3
BIBL 211 Historical Literature 3 MUSI 351 Corporate Worship Leadership & Administration 3
EDUC 241 Youth Communication 3 BIBL 313 Psalms 3
BIBL 250 Biblical Foundations & Contemporary Issues of Worship 3 Music Elective 3
MUSI 360 History of Music 3   3
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SENIOR YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PHIL 105 Introduction to Philosophy 3 PHIL 210 Contemporary Ethical Issues 3
THEO 321 Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit 3 RELS 331 Pastoral Theology 3
THEO 422 Old Testament Theology 3 THEO 421 New Testament Theology 3
Open Elective 3 MUSI 456 Music Leadership Internship 3
Bible Elective 3 Science Elective 3
For PAOC Credentials add Local Church Leadership      
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CHRISTIAN WORKER CERTIFICATE - MUSIC LEADERSHIP

The certificate programs in General Bible, Church Ministries and Music Leadership consist of 60 to 63 semester hours of required and elective courses. Each certificate is a recognized program of the college, but its completion does not constitute graduation from the college, nor does it meet the requirements for ordination as set forth by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

Christian Worker Certificate - Music Leadership

This program is designed to provide students with foundational training for music ministries in and through the local church.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND CURRICULUM

Some courses are offered every two years. Students should alter their programs as necessary.

FRESHMAN YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
WRTG 100 Writing in the University Context 3 ENGL 103 Introduction to Literature 3
BIBL 115 Gospels 3 BIBL 114 Pentateuch 3
RELS 131 Introduction to Spiritual Issues 3 EDUC 142 Principles of Teaching 3
MUSI 151 Musicianship I 3 MUSI 152 Musicianship II 3
MUSI 153 Private Lessons 1 MUSI 154 Private Lessons 1
BIBL 250 Biblical Foundations & Contemporary Issues of Worship 3 MUSI Elective 2
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SOPHOMORE YEAR

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIBL 113 Hermeneutics 3 MUSI 154 Private Lessons 1
THEO 121 Doctrinal Survey 3 HIST 172 History of the Pentecostal Church 3
MUSI 153 Private Lessons 1 BIBL 212 Acts 3
BIBL 211 Historical Literature 3 MUSI 254 Vocal Methods for Leading & Coaching 1
MUSI 353 Chapel Ministry Group 1 MUSI 354 Chapel Ministry Group 1
MUSI 355 Church Audio & Media 2 Open Elective 3
MUSI 360 History of Music 3 General Studies Elective 3
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Optional Elective Courses [personal preference]:

  • MUSI 150 Grad Choir/Band .5
  • MUSI 251, 252 Keyboard I & II 1/1
  • MUSI 253 Instrumental Methods for Team Coaching 2
  • MUSI 351 Corporate Worship Leadership & Administration 3
  • MUSI 352 Song Writing and Arranging 3
  • MUSI 356, 358 Recording and Mixing I & II 2/2
  • MUSI 361 Production in Ministry 2
SOUND PRODUCTION & MEDIA

Brent Gibson, Sound Production & Media Program Director

Dr. Brent Gibson, Program Director
bgibson@summitpacific.ca

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This one-year program is geared towards equipping students with skills for sound production, media, and church ministry. In addition to audio and media courses, students will study Bible and spiritual formation.

"Hands on" application in the recording studio as well as in chapel services, live recordings, special events, and conferences, will provide essential experience working with sound and media equipment in a team environment.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this one-year program the student shall be able to:

  • understand and use sound equipment for recording, mixing, and musical performances in both a live and studio environment;
  • Uunderstand and use the popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) for recording and music production (Logic ®, ProTools ®, and Ableton ®);
  • understand and implement various social media tools in the church and ministry contexts;
  • use equipment to develop visual media for various ministries;
  • recognize the importance of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in ministry;
  • understand some of the key books of the Bible and important principles for spiritual formation.
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIBL 115 Gospels 3 BIBL 114 Pentateuch 3
RELS 131 Introduction to Spiritual Issues 3 MUSI 160 Chapel Sound & Media Practicum II 1
MUSI 159 Chapel Sound & Media Practicum I 1 MUSI 358 Recording and Mixing II 2
MUSI 356 Recording and Mixing I 2 MUSI 359 Recording Studio Lab II 1
MUSI 357 Recording Studio Lab I 1 MUSI 361 Production in Ministry 2
MUSI 355 Church Audio & Media 2 BIBL Elective 3
Open Elective 3 Open Elective 3
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Optional Elective Courses [personal preference]:

  • BIBL 111 Bible Survey 3
  • THEO 121 Doctrinal Survey 3
  • RELS 134 Apologetics 3
  • MUSI 151/152 Musicianship I & II 3/6
  • MUSI 153, 154 Private Lessons 1 per semester
  • BIBL 250 Biblical Foundations & Contemporary Issues of Worship 3
  • MUSI 253 Instrumental Methods for Team Coaching 2
  • MUSI 254 Vocal Methods For Leading & Coaching 1
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