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Certificate in Music Ministry Leadership

(22-25 hours – excluding prerequisites)

This program is designed to enhance academic credentials in the music field. The curriculum is intended to enrich the quality of servant leadership through a broadened knowledge of key elements in music ministry and church music administration.


Become familiar with the history and influence of music in worship. Take part in comprehensive surveys of contemporary worship practices through field experiences in various forms. Learn organizational methods used in church music administration. Develop the competencies to function creatively with the professional staff and with church members.

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding prerequisites)


MUSI 1300 - Fundamentals of Music

MUSI 1311 - Music Theory I*

MUSI 1312 - Music Theory II*

MUSI 2311 - Music Theory III*

MUSI 2312 - Music Theory IV*

MUSI 2207 - Introduction to Church Music and Worship*

MUSI 3270 - Church Music and Worship Administration*

Select a concentration listed below to complete the program (excluding prerequisites)

Children and Youth Music

MUSI 3311 - Elementary Music Methods*

MUSI 3312 - Secondary Music Methods*


MUSI 3207 - Basic Conducting*

MUSI 4204 - Choral Arranging*


MUSI 4305 - Congregational Song*

*Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.


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