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Center for Music & Worship


Training Professionals in Music and Worship

The purpose of the Center for Music & Worship is to train and equip highly skilled musicians to serve as worship practitioners and industry specialists in the evangelical community. This mission is realized through curricula development, local church ministry, publishing and recording, artist development, and empirical research.

The bachelor's degrees (both B.M. and B.S.) provide students with a choice of concentrated studies. The M.A. in Music and Worship, M.A. in Worship Studies, M.A. in Music Education, M.A. in Ethnomusicology, and the Doctor of Worship Studies offer practical alternatives to traditional education.

Center for Music & Worship professors serve as mentors to their students and instill superb musicianship and a commitment to excellence. Additionally, an impressive roster of partner faculty prepares men and women in the School of Music to lead and teach worship with passion, conviction, and focus. Students grow by learning under seasoned professionals who draw from life experience.

A Unique Opportunity

Around the world, people are seeking God. They hunger to know His power, His redemption, and the presence of the Holy Spirit.

The Center for Music & Worship provides opportunities for training and leading God's people in worship.  It brings worship practitioners together from across the country to create an exciting environment in which issues related to worship are discussed and addressed.

The size and scope of our program allows students access to internships with a variety of churches, pastors, worship leaders, Christian music industry professionals, publishers, missionary organizations, and other institutions of higher learning that are committed to the evangelical tradition.

We believe that God has ordained this time in history for Liberty University and the Center for Music & Worship to train men and women as the next generation of worship leaders. This is a unique opportunity. This is our calling.

Goals for the Center for Music & Worship

God has given the Center for Music & Worship the opportunity to influence the development of worship leaders who will impact future generations. It is our goal to:

  • Cast vision for the training of 21st century worship leaders.
  • Challenge pastors, church leaders, worship pastors, ministers of music, and students to fulfill their God-ordained role as worship leaders.
  • Use worship training curricula, seminars, and workshops as practical tools for developing worship skills.
  • Create a sense of mission through meaningful internships.
  • Cultivate the talent of young artists and songwriters through publishing and recording opportunities
  • Communicate and promote world missions and the glory of God through worship.