School of Music and Media

Background

The Mekane Yesus School of Jazz Music and Media (MYSoJMM)is a forerunner school in
our nation engaged in producing prominent and professional musicians with a mission to
provide state-of-the-art music education to young and talented aspiring musicians who will
fulfill the future worship music needs of Ethiopia/Africa’s churches, and play their role in
expanding the Kingdom of God by winning the lost for Christ through music ministry.

The MYSoJMM is the first Christian-oriented jazz music school in Ethiopia. Although music
has been a part of the worship experience of the Ethiopian church from its foundations, there
has been a growing concern over the deteriorating music ministry used in worship services.
Missionaries who came to Ethiopia only did their best in introducing the limited Western
styles of music and have not been able to do much about the cultural musical instruments and
singing styles that have existed here for centuries. Our school was birthed out of the agony
felt by the church from such problems and inconsistencies that kept subtracting from the
worship experience.

In addition, the church has seen a continual decline in the quality of the songs written as they
have shallow Theological and spiritual significance, as well as professional musical
standards. Our school strives to solve these and other problems related to the worship
experience of the people of God. We aspire to elevate the level of the quality in music offered
to our Savior and equip the trainees of our college with the right wisdom, skills and
professionalism befitting servants of the Master of the Universe!

Degree Programs

The MYSoJMM currently offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, Film and Media
Studies, Advance Diploma in Music, Certificate of Music and Certificate of Film and Media
studies in the evening classes, summer music and Media school and summer music camp for
Children.

BA degree in Music

The program awards a four-year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Contemporary Music and
is designed to equip candidates with advanced musical skills in modern instruments,
traditional instruments and live recording technology. Our program also prepares
candidates to become professional musicians in and out of the church environment
through integrated theological courses which are uniquely designed for the Christian
church today with highly qualified professional musicians and instructors both from
national and international origins.

Admission Requirements:

  • Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Exam (ESLCE) result according to
    the government policy
  • Church recommendation

Duration of the Studies: Four years

Advance Diploma in Music

Admission Requirements:

  • ESLCE result according to the government policy
  • Church recommendation

Duration of the Studies: Three years

Certificate in Music

Admission Requirements:

  • Not applicable

Duration of the Studies: One year

BA degree in Film and Media

The program awards three -year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Media studies and is
designed to equip candidates with advanced media skills in modern technologies. Our
program also prepares candidates to become professional media experts in and out of the
church environment through integrated theological courses which are uniquely designed for
the Christian church today with highly qualified professional independent film makers and
instructors.

Admission Requirements:

  • ESLCE result according to the government policy

Duration of the Studies: Three years

Certificate in Film and Media

Admission Requirements:

  • Not applicable

Duration of the Studies: One year

Contact information: +251 113 210 284

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Department Contact Info

School of Music and Media

Mekane Yesus Seminary
Guinea Bisau Street, NSL KK, Woreda 02
P.O.Box 1247
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

+251 911 693 347
info@mekaneyesusseminary.org

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.