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Center for Music & the Performing Arts


Training Professionals in Music and the Performing Arts

The Center for Music & the Performing Arts trains passionate musicians as to serve as skilled performers and education professionals by equipping students with the skills necessary to succeed in a variety of commercial and academic markets, secular and sacred. Graduates are ready to use their gifts and talents in ministry and in secular work, and go on to become teachers, performers, scholars, administrators, church musicians, and more.

The Center for Music & the Performing Arts faculty is committed to investing in students. Professors draw from extensive field experience to equip students with the practical skills necessary for success. Additionally, a prestigious group of partner faculty comes alongside full-time professors to engage students in innovative workshops and seminars.

Students learn how to confront the culture as exceptionally skilled professional musicians that have a distinct understanding of the gospel truth. Graduates of the Center for Music & the Performing Arts have the knowledge and skill to reclaim the arts for the Kingdom of God.

A Unique Opportunity

the Center for Music & the Performing Arts presents opportunities for its students to become leaders in the music profession and to use music as a ministry.  The center prepares students to evaluate, articulate, and apply both the theory they learn in the classroom and the practical skills developed through real-world training.  Through this training paradigm, Liberty's School of Music stands as an innovator in the education of musicians.  We believe that God has ordained this time for Liberty and the School of Music to train a new generation of musicians with the skills to fulfill a distinct mission.  This is an exceptional opportunity and calling.

Goals for the Center for Music & the Performing Arts

God has provided the Center for Music & the Performing Arts the opportunity to impact the world by training Christ-centered performers, composers, commercial musicians, and music educators to do the following:

  • Cast a vision for the training of 21st century musicians.
  • Evaluate and develop methodology for reaching the culture for Christ through music performance and music education.
  • Encourage students to engage in a broad range of music-making experiences.
  • Challenge students to develop diverse musical skills in a variety of styles and contexts.
  • Instruct students in techniques of improvisation as a means of musical communication.
  • Foster opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student involvement in the music profession.
  • Encourage students to support the mission of the School of Music through interaction with guests, faculty mentorship, internships, student teaching, and community involvement.
  • Promote missions through music.