Overseeing the music in a local church requires a diverse and flexible set of skills. Johnson University offers students the opportunity to receive an exceptional, affordable musical education through our Church Music Program.
Students within the Church Music Program will be classically trained (through private and classroom instruction) and educated in the organization and direction of a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles. Students will also learn how to plan and lead worship services and compose and arrange choral and instrumental music.
In the Church Music Program, students will improve their natural musical abilities and develop knowledge and skills in:
The bachelor’s degree in Church Music will prepare graduates for a range of professional areas while establishing a solid foundation for higher education. The talented and devoted faculty will help prepare students for a career as a music/worship minister with a diverse set of skills applicable to both traditional and contemporary congregations.
- Music theory, music history, and conducting
- Congregational, choral, and/or instrumental programs
- Music ministry through classroom instruction and participation
- Traditional and contemporary worship
- The history and traditions of worship in the church
- Worship arts
- Useful techniques for the continued development of performance skills
The Church Music Program includes:
- Private and group instruction on a principal and secondary instrument (options include guitar, piano, and voice)
- Courses such as Music Appreciation, Music Theory, Music Labs, and a variety of performance opportunities
- A ministry internship that provides real-world experience
- Performances on principal and secondary instruments at the end of each semester
- A second major in Bible and Theology
For any additional questions about the program, contact the Office of Admissions. Schedule a visit to Johnson’s Knoxville campus to learn more.