Center for Music & Worship Ensembles
Students from the Center for Music & Worship participate in six semesters of ensembles as a part of their degree requirements. These ensembles include:
This large ensemble focuses heavily on church music – both traditional and contemporary. Students perform several times throughout the year, including performances in the School of Music’s annual Night of Worship and Christmas on the Boulevard events.
In partnership with Thomas Road Baptist Church, students in this unique and practical ensemble sing alongside church choir members. This ensemble provides students with both choral music instruction as well as practical leadership skills as they observe and experience how to lead a large church choir.
LU Praise is a group of 30 dynamic musicians dedicated to leading God’s people in genuine, heartfelt worship. The team uses ethnic and musical diversity to proclaim the Gospel through song, the Word of God, testimony, and service. Auditions are held each spring for Liberty students and incoming students who are interested in joining this team.
E-41 is a team of 7-8 musicians who utilize folk and bluegrass music to lead God’s people in musical worship. The team garners its name from Ephesians 4:1 where Paul encourages believers “to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”
The School of Music House Band is the official worship team in the School of Music. This team features a full band with a frontline of 6 vocalists. House Band leads the School of Music in worship during special, alternative convocations and also regularly leads during School of Music College for a Weekend (CFAW) events.
Shine is an a cappella team of 25 students who inspire and encourage listeners with their beautiful harmony and powerful lyrics. With unique and fresh vocal arrangements, this team utilizes Christian music, old and new, to present the Gospel to its listeners.
Comprised of 10 students, Captivate brings today’s music of the church directly to its listeners. This team provides students with practical church band and worship team experience as they weekly rehearse and play current, church music together.
Libertad is the School of Music’s Latino praise band. This team of 10 students utilizes Latino style music as the students lead people in worship. As part of the team’s overall mission, Libertad often goes on missions trips. In 2018, the team traveled to Nicaragua during spring break to minister and serve the Nicaraguan people.