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Ocean’s Edge School of Worship

Categories: Auralia

Client: A private post-secondary Christian education and training school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

There is a school in Fort Lauderdale (Florida, USA) for people looking for careers as Christian musicians and worship leaders. At Ocean’s Edge School of Worship music is at the heart of the program, where students take classes in music and discipleship.

Ocean’s Edge started using the Cloud edition of Auralia 4 and Musition 4 five months ago, and the staff and the students have noticed the difference already. Jessica Busboom, Assistant Director, confirms that students enjoy using the software and that she has noticed an improvement in students’ test results:

“The programs have been a great asset to our theory curriculum.”

Learn wherever you are

Ocean’s Edge School of Worship, part of the Calvary Chapel, provides training and education for Christian artists and worship leaders. This small school – it currently has 40 students, ranging from 18 to 25 years of age – was established five years ago to service a niche in the Christian music industry. The staff are devoted to creating an environment that combines personal mentoring and discipleship with cutting edge music, technology and leadership to equip students for a lifetime of ministry:

“We are devoted to promoting excellence both in students’ musicianship and in their personal lives.” Jessica Busboom

Ocean’s Edge offers an intensive, 10-month program; a typical course covers music theory, ear training, arranging, applied harmony, vocal harmony, ensembles, artist development, private instrument lessons, as well as ministry classes. Class time can be busy and sometimes the opportunities to practise in class are limited. Students have Auralia 4 and Musition 4 on their laptops, allowing them to practise outside formal classes.

“This is especially true in ear training since class time drilling is so limited.” Jessica Busboom

Consolidate your learning

The course at Ocean’s Edge combines cutting edge technology, mentoring from professional artists and rigorous musical instruction. Music theory, for example, covers notation, rhythm, tonality and harmony, intervals, major and minor scales, and duple and triple meters. Auralia 4 and Musition 4 are the perfect accompaniment, covering 75 aural training and music theory topics.

Customise your learning

The course at Ocean’s Edge combines cutting edge technology, mentoring from professional artists and rigorous musical instruction. Music theory, for example, covers notation, rhythm, tonality and harmony, intervals, major and minor scales, and duple and triple meters. Auralia 4 and Musition 4 are the perfect accompaniment, covering 75 aural training and music theory topics.

Specific Challenges

  • A 10-month full-time post-secondary program for Christian artists and worship leaders
  • Students range in age from 18 years to 25 years
  • All students play an instrument or sing
  • Students perform as individuals and as part of ensembles
  • Students are grouped into ensembles based on skill level
  • The curriculum covers music theory, ear training, songwriting, performing, producing and recording
  • The program covers a broad range of worship music, including contemporary, traditional and gospel styles
  • The teaching format is a mix of group lessons and private lessons

Software Solution

  • Comprehensive music theory lessons that cover 75 topics
  • User-friendly, interactive drills that students find enjoyable and easy to use
  • Customised courses for all students of all abilities
  • Facilities for teachers to create customised exams, quizzes and worksheets
  • Easy tracking and assessment of students

 

Result

  • Students enjoy using the software
  • Students demonstrate greater understanding of concepts, which leads to better test results
  • Teachers can track students’ progress
  • Teachers have a lower marking load