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Center for Music & Worship

Professionally Train in Music & Worship

Seize the opportunity to lead worship through music with excellence and creativity. Today’s churches need both music ministers and worship leaders who can take charge of the multi-faceted and changing ministry opportunities.

The Center for Music and Worship at Liberty University equips you for a career in this area. Gain broad experience in worship teaching, worship training, team management and discipleship, worship evangelism, principles of marketing technology, and drama and music. In addition, our music internship experience places you with partner churches to serve alongside their ministry, while further developing your musical, technical, and worship-leading skills.

Learn how to minister to diverse congregations with theological integrity that is practical to society’s broad-ranging needs.

Our faculty are world-class professors who serve as your mentors and who instill you with superior musicianship and a commitment to excellence. We also host a professional roster of partner faculty to prepare you for leading and teaching worship through music with passion, conviction, and focus.

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Advance Your Career Through Our Strategic Departments

Applied Music

Study with world-class faculty who are expertly trained in your instrumental discipline. Housing our faculty’s studios, the foundational Department of Applied Music ensures you are placed in the studio that best fits your musical goals. Each week in your applied lessons, you will incorporate music theory, musicianship, and creativity into your study with our faculty.

Commercial Music

Get equipped to serve as an industry professional in the ever-changing, competitive commercial music marketplace. Through our Department of Commercial Music, you’ll prepare for a career as a: Christian artist, songwriter, recording engineer, music producer, publisher, performer of jazz, or film industry practitioner.

Multi-Ethnic Music Studies

In our Department of Multi-Ethnic Music Studies, you will use your training in world cultures to successfully engage with a variety of music communities. Learn ethnic music theory, music performance, worship philosophy, and global studies in order to successfully communicate the Gospel in culturally diverse and socially challenging contexts.

Music & Worship Studies

Study in one of the largest worship programs in the nation in our Department of Music & Worship Studies. Learn how to shape and craft meaningful worship through music from professional practitioners, producers, and songwriters. These artists and leaders represent some of today’s largest and most successful ministries in the evangelical community.

Career Opportunities in Music & Worship

  • Creative Arts Director
  • Jazz Studies Specialist
  • Church Media Director
  • Worship Leader
  • Songwriter
  • Professional Christian Music Artist
  • Film Score Composer/Arranger
  • Studio/Live Event Producer
  • Worship & Theater Ministry
  • Publisher
  • Recording Engineer
  • Director of Audio Ministry
  • Radio & TV Director in Worship

Accreditation for the School of Music

All-Steinway School - Steinway and Sons

The School of Music is designated as an All-Steinway Music Institution. At least 90% of all pianos in the Center for Music and the Worship Arts are either designed or built by Steinway & Sons.

Accreditation for Liberty University

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees, as well as certificates at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Liberty University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (https://www.sacscoc.org/).

Liberty University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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