The Bachelor of Music in Music and Worship is designed for students committed to vocational music and worship ministry. The program includes coursework in music, worship, ministry, and religion, and a supervised experience in a congregational setting.
Visit Samford and Learn More About our Program
Samford's Division of Music hosts Backstage Pass in the spring and fall. We invite students to come to campus, engage with our faculty, attend classes or an ensemble rehearsal and learn more about studying music at Samford. Visit our Open House page for the current schedule.
Meet a Student
Jake Adler came to Samford with a commitment to serve the Church locally and globally, a love of learning, a commitment to pursue ministry excellence, and a pastoral heart. He is now pursuing the music and worship major with confidence. “I know I have been given the music tools, the passion, and the love for people needed to be effective in my call to ministry. God lives in me, and I trust Him to show me the next steps of ministry. When He does, we will go there together.”--Jake Adler, ‘18 - Music and Worship Major
What can I do with this major?
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Music and Worship can pursue careers as a musician, music director, worship leader, or administrator in the church. Some congregations give these individuals titles such as minister of music, director of worship arts, music associate, or music and worship pastor. Other students pursue careers as a musical missionary who impacts the global church through service to a congregation or high school outside North America. Many students completing this degree pursue graduate studies in church music, sacred music, liturgy, or theology.
This major may be right for you if …
- you desire to serve as a musician, music director, worship leader, or administrator in the church.
- you are intrigued about the possibility of leading the church in public Christian worship.
- you desire skills in planning, writing, and arranging music for worship.
- you enjoy teaching music to different ages in a faith-based community.
- you are exploring a call to ministry that integrates your musical experience with your call to discipleship.
Samford Music and Worship students partner regularly with area churches in jobs, internships, and other ministry efforts. Through these community partnerships, students gain valuable work experience while also contributing to the life of the local church during their time in college. There is often financial compensation associated with these positions.
Meet the Faculty
View the four-year graduation plan for the Bachelor of Music in Music and Worship - Instrumental Concentration.
View the four-year graduation plan for the Bachelor of Music in Music and Worship - Keyboard Concentration.
View the four-year graduation plan for the Bachelor of Music in Music and Worship - Voice Concentration.