WORSHIP MUSIC

48 credit hours


FINE TUNE YOUR MUSICAL AND MINISTRY SKILLS

Pair your love for music with a solid liberal arts education that will broaden your view of ministry. The Bachelor of Arts in Worship Music consists of courses rooted in the humanities; Bible and ministry courses from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and leadership courses from our communications department. Study church history, practices of worship, technology in worship, and more while sharpening your musical gifts. 

 

OUR BA IN WORSHIP MUSIC HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

There’s nothing like hands on, practical experience. Your Trinity BA in Worship Music will prepare you for full-time worship ministry in churches, parachurch organizations, or missions. You’ll spend time learning under the mentorship of seasoned worship and music leaders as a part of your internship in a local church.


“The worship major is a unique opportunity for Christian musicians to study what they are passionate about–music, the Word of God, and leadership. I’ve been provided with endless tools and resources that I know will come in handy as I begin working in ministry.”
—Erin Kattner ’23

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL STUDY

The BA in Worship Music weaves studies in worship, ministry, and music. Students will be exposed to diverse worship traditions and take core music courses.

Some of the courses you’ll take will include:

  • Music of Worship
  • Planning Worship
  • History of Christianity
  • Music Theory
  • The Gospel of God
  • Songwriting and Arranging
  • Interpreting and Teaching the Bible
  • Introduction to Ministry

Additionally, you’ll come away with competency in two of these areas: piano, classical guitar, or voice. 

 

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOUR CALLING

Pair your BA in Worship Music with a minor like Bible and ministry, business, or computer science. Graduates can explore a vocation as a missionary, worship leader, church music writer and composer, worship technology coordinator, music entrepreneur, and more. 

PERSONAL. PRACTICAL. BIBLICAL.

At Trinity, you’ll be equipped to think critically and biblically in every area of life as you are challenged to apply your faith to your coursework and classroom conversations. And instead of approaching general education as a checklist of courses to be completed, Trinity’s distinctive educational approach gives you the freedom to choose courses that are most interesting and relevant to you. Working closely with your faculty advisor, you can select from electives to enhance your major, apply toward a minor, create a double major, or simply experience something new. The choices are yours! All along the way, you’ll be cared for and supported, ensuring that you make the most of your college experience.

LOCATION IS EVERYTHING

Where you study, worship and practice your craft makes all the difference. Our campus is the perfect fit for students from rural, suburban, and urban settings. Trinity is located in a beautiful wooded campus 25 minutes from downtown Chicago. Our prime location provides access to diverse church settings and traditions and offers fantastic opportunities for ministry experience, mentorship and internships. Chicago’s cultural offerings provide creative inspiration and are easily accessible.

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Worship Pastor Christian Music Composer/Arranger
Worship Music Director Church Worship and
Technology Coordinator
Missionary Campus Worship Director

 

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