Worship Arts students study music theory and history, become knowledgeable about genres of worship including historical and modern trends, become skilled in singing and playing keyboard and guitar, gain skills in improvisation and arranging, study audio/visual media systems and technology, and develop an individual philosophy of worship from a theological context. Students choose a vocal, piano, or instrumental concentration. All students fulfill piano, guitar and voice proficiency requirements, demonstrating ability in
reading, accompaniment and improvisation. A solo performance is presented, demonstrating mastery of classical and contemporary styles and genres. Ensemble performing opportunities include singing and/or playing in contemporary worship bands as well as classically oriented ensembles.
"Being a part of the MNU choirs has been a life changing experience. Whether we are singing on the stage of Bell, at a 20 member church in a town we've never heard of or on the steps of the Thomas Jefferson memorial in Washington D.C, each performance is the road trip of a lifetime."
“Helping students realize their potential through the flexibility of our BA degree in music is a rewarding experience. God leads students in many different directions, and to be a small part of that process is very fulfilling.”
Terry Baldridge, PhD
Our professors have real-world performance and conducting experience. Students regularly perform in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Washington, D.C.
Dr. Donna Bohn | Dr. Luke Johnson | Dr. Christopher Smith
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Students in the Worship Arts program will complete a semester internship with a local church music ministry perfecting their rehearsal leadership skills, congregational presentation, and administrative competence.