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Music-Worship Arts
College of Arts & Sciences
MUSIC-WORSHIP ARTS prepares you spiritually, theologically, musically, practically, and technically to lead God’s people in worship.
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about the program
This exciting new major combines the disciplines of music and ministry into a program explicitly for the worship-leading professional.

Students are trained to be excellent musicians: becoming skilled at piano, guitar, and voice; learning improvisation and arranging; studying music theory and history. Music-Worship Arts majors also study theology, understand the philosophy of corporate worship, and learn how to be successful in team-based ministry. Students study Christian worship trends (past and present) and become skilled in audio/visual media techniques used in modern worship environments.

We team up with local churches to place each student in an internship to gain real-world experience as a worship leader. Our students have the opportunity to experience making music in various types of ensembles, including a contemporary worship ensemble, all in state-of-the-art performing and rehearsal spaces, and learn from experienced faculty with years of worship leading experience.


Scholarships for Music-Worship Arts majors and/or music ensemble participation in contemporary worship (or other ensembles) are available to exceptional students who complete the Music Scholarship Application Form and perform a successful audition.

Music majors will be provided a new iPad to increase their learning experience.

For more information contact the Department of Arts and Humanities at 913.971.3441 or email

Potential Careers
  • Worship Leader
  • Music Minister
  • Choir Director
  • Performer
  • Recording Artist
Sample Schedule
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Worship Leader
Music Minister
Choir Director
Recording Artist

Related Majors

Digital Communication Minor
Communication Minor
Liberal Arts / General Business
Speech/ Theatre Education
Physical Education
Music Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
History/ Government and Social Studies Education

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
Leading God’s people in worship is a calling that requires technical and musical skill, leadership, and spiritual understanding. The emphasis in Worship Arts prepares our students for excellence as musicians, ministers, and worship professionals.
Director of Choral Activities and Worship Arts, Associate Professor of Music

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As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.