School of Music and Media

Background

The Mekane Yesus School of Jazz Music and Media (MYSoJMM) is a leading 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 and 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 foundation, 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, but have not been able to do much about the cultural musical instruments and singing styles that have existed here for centuries. Our school was born out of the agony felt by the church from such problems and inconsistencies that kept detracting 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 issues 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. These programs offer 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 a 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  the Studies: One year

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

 

+251 113 210 284
info@mekaneyesusseminary.org

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.