What can you do with a music degree?

You will graduate with:

  • A thorough knowledge of biblical, God-centered worship.
  • An understanding of the integration of biblical faith and artistic expression.
  • The ability to discern current and past worship expressions in light of biblical and historical studies.
  • A mastery of the building blocks of music with greater skill in composing, performing, and training other musicians.
  • Increased confidence in the leadership skills needed for worship ministry.
  • A broader sensitivity to the wide-range of corporate worship styles.
  • The ability to create corporate worship experiences that are biblically faithful, culturally relevant and highly engaging.

Common career paths

  • Worship Arts Director
  • Music Minister/Worship Pastor
  • Private music instructor
  • Choral Director
  • Sound Technician

Positions music ministry graduates have held

  • Music Minister/Worship Pastor
  • Music and Youth Pastor
  • Classroom music teacher
  • Audio and lighting producer
  • Private music instructor
  • Missionary

Job outlook

The music ministry program prepares graduates for effective leadership in:

  • Churches
  • Parachurch organizations
  • Arts production organizations
  • Community arts organizations

Their advanced musical skills, communication skills and people skills hone our graduates into appealing candidates for countless employment opportunities.

Student story 

Music major Wendy Contreras says MU's vibrant community of musicians helped her become a better vocalist.