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Overview

Worship leaders combine music, technology, and the arts with theology and pastoral sensitivity to design services that encourage people to engage with God in gathered worship.

Johnson’s Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership prepares students for not only the practical “how to” of worship, but also provides a biblical and theological foundation that answers the “why” of worship. Students engage in private music lessons, music theory, and music ensembles to build musical skill, while pursuing the study of worship theology, technology, the arts, and pastoral ministry to form a foundation for worship leadership. Along with what is learned in the classroom, students are presented with numerous opportunities to gain hands-on experience leading worship in chapel and other campus events, as well as through internships and weekend ministries.

Graduates demonstrate all the required knowledge, skills, and experience needed to become successful in worship leadership and ministry.

Apply for the program:

  • After acceptance to the university, fill out an additional application to the Worship Leadership program.
  • Perform a primary-instrument audition. See below for audition details.
  • During the audition, complete the Music Reading Diagnostic Examination (MRDE).

Audition Information

All students who wish to enter this degree program must perform an audition for the faculty of the School of Communication and Creative Arts on their primary instrument.

Students Enrolling Spring Semester, 2020:
Contact for an appointment.

Students Enrolling Fall Semester, 2020:
You will be prompted to choose one of these audition dates as part of your application. The Worship Ministry staff will contact you to set up an audition time.
July 9-10 (Royal Welcome 2)

International students or domestic students with circumstances that prevent them from traveling to campus to audition during any of the indicated days must notify the appropriate program director to alert them of the situation. The program director will work with each of these students on an individual basis to schedule an audition.

If you have additional questions, contact or or review the academic catalog.

Brent Weaver
Program Director

Dept Contact

Concentrations

This degree does not include any concentrations.

Curriculum

Courses may include:

  • Theological and Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship
  • Worship Leadership and Ministry
  • Music Theory
  • Voice, Piano, or Guitar

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.

Careers

Graduates with this degree often serve as worship ministers or worship leaders in a local church setting. Students may also choose to pursue graduate work in worship studies.

Degree

Overview

Worship leaders combine music, technology, and the arts with theology and pastoral sensitivity to design services that encourage people to engage with God in gathered worship.

Johnson’s Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership prepares students for not only the practical “how to” of worship, but also provides a biblical and theological foundation that answers the “why” of worship. Students engage in private music lessons, music theory, and music ensembles to build musical skill, while pursuing the study of worship theology, technology, the arts, and pastoral ministry to form a foundation for worship leadership. Along with what is learned in the classroom, students are presented with numerous opportunities to gain hands-on experience leading worship in chapel and other campus events, as well as through internships and weekend ministries.

Graduates demonstrate all the required knowledge, skills, and experience needed to become successful in worship leadership and ministry.

Apply for the program:

  • After acceptance to the university, fill out an additional application to the Worship Leadership program.
  • Perform a primary-instrument audition. See below for audition details.
  • During the audition, complete the Music Reading Diagnostic Examination (MRDE).

Audition Information

All students who wish to enter this degree program must perform an audition for the faculty of the School of Communication and Creative Arts on their primary instrument.

Students Enrolling Spring Semester, 2020:
Contact for an appointment.

Students Enrolling Fall Semester, 2020:
The Worship Ministry staff will contact you to set up an audition time.

International students or domestic students with circumstances that prevent them from traveling to campus to audition during any of the indicated days must notify the appropriate program director to alert them of the situation. The program director will work with each of these students on an individual basis to schedule an audition.

If you have additional questions, contact or review the academic catalog.

Dr. Ruth Reyes
Program Director

Dept Contact

Concentrations

This degree does not include any concentrations.

Curriculum

Courses may include:

  • Theological and Biblical Foundations of Christian Worship
  • Worship Leadership and Ministry
  • Music Theory
  • Voice, Piano, or Guitar

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.

Careers

Graduates with this degree often serve as worship ministers or worship leaders in a local church setting. Students may also choose to pursue graduate work in worship studies.