Bachelor of Arts in Music: Music Ministries Emphasis

The emphasis in Music Ministries is designed to prepare liberal arts students seeking to serve in the broad field of music ministries, including service in the local church and national and international music missions.  The existing core music curriculum combines with ethno-music courses, administrative courses, and internships, in order to uniquely prepare graduates for a vocation in music ministries.  Opportunities for graduates include roles as music missionaries both in the United States and overseas, as well as Director of Music Ministries positions in local churches.

Music scholarships are available.

Vision Statement

The purpose of this degree is to produce transformational leaders with sufficient theological, cultural, and musical expertise to enable them to envision, strategize, and administrate appropriate music ministry, achieving biblical objectives, in diverse contemporary cultures.

This Music Ministries Emphasis is suitable for musicians who are strong generalists (voice, instrument, and conducting) and who are interested in a missiological approach to worship within diverse musical and cultural settings.

Distinctive Course Offerings

  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory II
  • Music Theory III
  • Music Theory IV
  • Musicianship I
  • Musicianship II
  • Musicianship III
  • Musicianship IV
  • Introduction to Compositional Process
  • Seminar on Music Culture: Worldview & Aesthetics
  • Conducting Basics
  • History of Music I
  • History of Music II
  • World Music
  • Music Studio Class
  • Private Music Lessons: see University Catalog for prescribed choices
  • Music Ensembles
  • Junior Recital
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Historical Perspectives in Music Ministry
  • Sacred Music Literature
  • Music Ministry Internship
  • Chapel Practicum/Chapel Worship Team
  • Music Administration
  • Pass Piano and/or Vocal Proficiencies

Visit the Course Offerings page for more specific information.

For More Information

Contact the music administrative assistant or 601-974-6494 or you can contact the Admission Office at or 800-960-5940 (toll free) or 601-968-5940 (locally). Also, you can fill out our online form to request additional information.