Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Graduate Education

First Advisor

Benjamin Kornelis


Recent technological advances in recording and reproducing music have greatly changed the way that members of this culture interact with music. With an ever-expanding wealth of recordings, students in Christian secondary schools are faced with an increasing number of musical choices and must be equipped to discern musical activity in a God-glorifying way. This study researches the factors influencing students' musical attitudes over which schools have the most control, describes a biblically-based Christian attitude towards music, and finally proposes a model based on that research for teaching musical discernment from a distinctly Christian standpoint. The proposed model includes the establishment of a required course in general music at the secondary level that both reflects how students currently interact with music and emphasizes critical analysis of musical excellence


Action Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education