Coursework for the major includes studies in worship leadership, performance, artistic ministry, technology, music production, songwriting, spiritual formation, and theology. In addition, the following eight specializations allow you to complete more nuanced training in the area of your choice.

Vocal Performance

Designed expressly for the discerning artist who desires to develop expertise in vocal performance while studying worship leadership, this concentration provides the platform to cultivate the craft of performance.

Instrumental Performance

Often, instrumentalists are called upon to serve as Music Director for the worship team. This concentration prepares gifted musicians for vocational work in worship ministry, while also preparing them for freelance and entrepreneurial work in the field of instrumental performance.


Dedicated to the creatively minded musician, this concentration provides the skills and competencies needed for songwriters, composers, arrangers, and orchestrators.

Global Worship and Culture

If you sense a calling to missions and the global Church, this concentration provides a powerful educational platform for international ministry.

Music Production

A dynamic combination of curriculum in music business, music technology, and music production provides the skills and tools needed for those seeking ministry positions in the technical arts.

Christian Ministries

In addition to rigorous training in worship and the arts, the Christian ministries concentration provides relevant skills for pastoral ministry and practical theology.

Biblical Studies

Designed specifically for the musical theologian, this concentration provides the equivalent of a minor in biblical studies.

Fine Arts

Today’s churches often seek leaders who can facilitate artistic output and oversee visual aspects of communication. This concentration provides resourcing and tools for such a role, enabling the musician-artist to provide thoughtful and creative leadership.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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