Bachelor Of Music Worship Leadership
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Aug 19, 2024

Help Your Congregation Draw Closer to God by Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Music – Worship Leadership

The act of worshipping God through music is a necessary component in creating a spiritually healthy church and music ministry. The methods of how worship is conducted change with each decade, but the purpose and intent of worship does not. Leading God’s people in worship is a tremendous responsibility, but you don’t have to navigate this calling alone.

In our Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership degree program, you will learn how to identify and minister to your congregation’s spiritual needs while furthering your skills as a musician. Partner with us, and let us help you become a Champion for Christ as you seek to serve God with your musical gifts.  

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership Degree?

At Liberty, we are committed to providing you with the training you need to reach your full leadership potential in the area of worship. If you choose to pursue our Bachelor of Music degree program, you will study with respected musicians and worship leaders who have served in churches around the nation.

As one of the largest schools of music in the nation, we offer a variety of hands-on training and learning opportunities designed to prepare you for success in ministry. While here, you will have opportunities to work with LU Praise, our Liberty Worship Collective, and local churches as you develop your worship leadership skills.

What Will You Learn in Our B.M. in Worship Leadership Degree Program?

Throughout our worship leadership bachelor’s degree program, you will build foundational knowledge in music by studying topics like commercial music theory, conducting, and music arrangement. As a worship leader, you often need to be proficient in more than one instrument to lead your team. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to study a primary and secondary instrument.

You will also study the fundamentals of audio engineering, lighting, and staging as well as leadership within the church. A great benefit of this program is the hands-on experience you will gain by participating in our School of Music worship ensembles, completing practicums, and working with a church or ministry through an internship.  

Review our worship leadership Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

MUSC 200 – Music, Art, Worship, and Culture

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The relationship between music, art, worship, and culture
  • How culture effects music in daily and professional life
  • Biblical principles for artistic development
  • How to develop a literature review, thesis, and craft a meaningful research paper

MUSC 303 – Dynamics of Leading Vocal Teams and Ensembles

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to build vocal teams in various congregational contexts
  • How to instruct adult singers
  • How to develop a repertoire for your group
  • How to nurture both small and large vocal ensembles

MUSC 323 – Leadership, Philosophy, Music, and Organization

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Practical principles of leading worship
  • Developing and implementing a philosophy of music
  • Establishing a chain of command
  • Balancing professional and personal life

MUSC 423 – Congregational Context and Leadership

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Evangelical worship traditions
  • How to evaluate your ministry context and demographic
  • How to develop your song selections according to your ministry context
  • How to integrate multimedia, drama, and creative movement appropriately
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Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Worship Leadership Bachelor’s Degree Program

  • We are dedicated to producing graduates of distinction. Our graduates have found careers as well-known Christian singers and songwriters, worship leaders at churches like Harvest Bible Chapel, musicians playing for stars like Carrie Underwood, and conductors leading choir festivals throughout Southeast Asia.
  • We offer the opportunity to join our Worship Collective and lead thousands of students, staff, and faculty in worship multiple times a week.
  • Our faculty members are distinguished musicians and worship leaders who have studied and served around the world.
  • Our School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • From our distinguished LU Praise choir to bluegrass, a cappella, and Latino groups, our School of Music offers an ensemble that fits your style.
  • Liberty Music Group (LMG) is our School of Music’s professional music publishing and recording company. This student-run label provides students, staff, and faculty with the opportunity to publish their work.

Our Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Our B.M. in Worship Leadership Graduates

  • Choir director
  • Musician
  • Praise team member/recording artist
  • Songwriter
  • Worship leader

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.