Music

By combining courses of study in Bible, theology and Christian ministry with musical training, knowledge, and practice, the music ministry program develops graduates who are musically and spiritually equipped for effective worship/music ministry in the church and in the world. Music leadership skills are further developed through the interpersonal mentoring relationships with our highly skilled and experienced faculty.

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.

Points of Distinction

The music ministry program offers emphases in:

  • Composition
  • Instrumental performance
  • Vocal performance
  • Worship leading

Courses Include:

  • Private Instruction
  • Music Theory
  • Choir
  • Conducting
  • Worship and the Arts Seminar
  • Arts Ministry Production
  • Worship: Past and Present

Outcomes

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

Real-World Learning Opportunities

Students have a wealth of opportunities for practical experience in music production and worship leading through extracurricular activities, student-led chapel worship teams, and the concert and tour opportunities available to members of the Ambassador Choir.

Music Minor

The minor (19 credit hours) is designed for students who wish to grow in their knowledge of music and worship but also desire to explore other fields of interest.

Next Steps

Meet Your Professors

spring 2016 music Courses:

lecture

MUS112 (01) Piano Class II Mr. Craig Jones
MUS120 (31) Private Voice Mrs. Amy Provenzola
MUS120 (31) Private Voice Mr. Daniel Burnett
MUS120 (32) Private Voice Mrs. Amy Provenzola
MUS120 (32) Private Voice Mrs. Melinda Loomis
MUS120 (81) Private Percussion Lessons Mrs. Amy Provenzola
MUS120 (81) Private Percussion Lessons Brenden Behling
MUS150 (01) Ambassador Choir Mr. Daniel Burnett
MUS234 (01) Theory II Dr. David Tsai
MUS320 (13) Advanced Private Piano Ms. Ruth Yerden
MUS320 (13) Advanced Private Piano Mrs. Amy Provenzola
MUS320 (33) Advanced Private Voice Mrs. Amy Provenzola
MUS320 (33) Advanced Private Voice Mr. Daniel Burnett
MUS320 (34) Advanced Private Voice Mrs. Amy Provenzola
MUS320 (34) Advanced Private Voice Mrs. Melinda Loomis
MUS320 (42) Advanced Private Guitar Mrs. Amy Provenzola
MUS320 (42) Advanced Private Guitar Mr. David Iula
MUS320 (44) Advanced Private Guitar Mrs. Amy Provenzola
MUS320 (44) Advanced Private Guitar Mr. David Iula
MUS320 (95) Advanced Private Composition Mrs. Amy Provenzola
MUS320 (95) Advanced Private Composition Dr. David Tsai
MUS320 (96) Advanced Private Composition Mrs. Amy Provenzola
MUS320 (96) Advanced Private Composition Dr. David Tsai
MUS332 (01) Ear Training II Dr. David Tsai
MUS334 (01) Theory IV Dr. David Tsai
MUS350 (01) Ambassador Choir Mr. Daniel Burnett
MUS442 (01) Arts Ministry Production Mr. Stanford Campbell