The Bachelor of Music degree in Music and Worship is a professional degree designed for the student who wishes to pursue vocational music and worship ministry.
This may be in the role of a musician, music director, worship pastor, or worship leader in the local church. Some congregations give these individuals titles such as Minister of Music, Director of Worship Arts, Music/Worship 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.
The program includes coursework in music, ensembles, worship, ministry, and a supervised experience in a congregational setting. Many students completing this degree pursue graduate studies in church music, worship studies, sacred music, liturgy, or theology. Concentrations include Keyboard, Instrumental or Vocal.
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Why did you choose to study Music and Worship at Samford?
“When I visited Samford in high school, I discovered that the faculty are not only outstanding musicians, scholars, and educators, but they are also dedicated to helping you succeed and genuinely interested in you. This program allows you to attain an excellent and thorough musical education while giving you the freedom to pursue whatever genre of worship to which God calls you. This program trains you with real, practical experience in your field. This exposure to different forms of music and worship practices will equip you for excellence in the future. Studying Music and Worship is a fantastic opportunity to develop spiritually, musically, and in leadership, to prepare you to follow God’s call upon your life!”
—Katie Schansberg, Music and Worship Major
Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be able to:
A Bachelor of Music in Music and Worship leads to a variety of careers:
Appointments for auditions and placement examinations are scheduled upon receipt of the School of the Arts application materials. Students are notified by mail of the results of the auditions and are admitted for registration only if they have acceptance notices sent by the Dean of the School of the Arts. Transfer students must audition in the principal performance area(s) and take a music theory and piano placement examination to determine both acceptance and transfer of credit. Transfer of credit for other music courses is determined by either placement examinations or review of the student’s previous work in an equivalent course.
Students auditioning for the Keyboard concentration should prepare the following pieces:
Students auditioning for the Vocal concentration should prepare the following pieces:
Students auditioning for the Instrumental concentration should prepare the following pieces:
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