About the Department

The Blue Mountain College Department of Fine Arts and Speech offers professional preparation and practical experience in the areas of art, music, speech & theatre. Five degree programs are available: the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the Bachelor of Arts in Worship Leadership, the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Science in Music, and the Bachelor of Science in Music Education. A minor is also available in art, music, and theater. Students are always welcome to select courses offered in this department as electives and for personal development. 


The performing musical ensembles/opportunities of the department are Chorale (the premier BMC choral ensemble), Worship Leadership Teams (chapel services), and fully staged play and musical theater productions.

The Fine Arts faculty include: Dr. Greg Long, Chairman (Worship, Conducting, and Voice),  Dr. L. Darwin Brooks (Piano, Music Education, and Theory), Dr. Jerri Lamar Kantack (Voice, Music History, Diction and Theater) Mrs. Christi Mitchell (Speech, Theatre and Drama Team Director) and Mrs. Laura Long, (Theory, Choir and staff accompanist).


The Department strives to enhance our student body, college community, and churches within the region by offering courses and content that is relevant to contemporary needs and which establishes a strong foundation for the future as God leads our students to serve in many different careers and locations.


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