Ministry Faithfulness in Music
The student’s individual calling and passion within music and worship ministry is cultivated and mentored throughout the course of the degree.
Students take weekly private lessons, participate in ensembles, and receive theory and aural skills training.
The gospel is the focus in every area of this degree. All of our classes, services, and training is centered on Christ.
“ Although we are trained to be excellent musicians, we are always reminded that all of the glory goes to him, because he is the only one who deserves it. ”
|General Studies||33 Credits|
|EN 101||English Composition I||3|
|EN 102||English Composition II||3|
|HU 421||Great Books Seminar I||3|
|HU 422||Great Books Seminar II||3|
|MA —||Math Elective||3|
|PH 103||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PH 108||Worldview Analysis||3|
|PH 311||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PH 321||Religion in the Public Square||3|
|PS 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PS 221||Marriage and the Family||3|
|Ministry Studies||12 Credits|
|CN 101||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|MS 101||Introduction to Christian Missions||3|
|MS 105||Personal Evangelism||3|
|SP 105||Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
|Biblical and Theological Studies||36 Credits|
|BL 101||Old Testament Survey I||3|
|BL 102||Old Testament Survey II||3|
|BL 151||New Testament Survey I||3|
|BL 152||New Testament Survey II||3|
|BL —||Old or New Testament Elective||3|
|HS 201||Church History I||3|
|HS 202||Church History II||3|
|HS 305||Baptist History||3|
|TH 211||Christian Theology I||3|
|TH 212||Christian Theology II||3|
|TH 311||Christian Theology II||3|
|Major Studies||22 Credits|
|MU 110||Music Theory I: Music Analysis||3|
|MU 115||Aural Skills I||1|
|MU 120||Music Theory II: Songwriting||3|
|MU 125||Aural Skills II||1|
|MU 210||Music Theory III: Arranging||3|
|MU 215||Aural Skills III||1|
|WL 251||Historical Survey of Worship Music I||3|
|WL 252||Historical Survey of Worship Music II||3|
|MU 361||Beginning Conducting||2|
|MU 381||Worship Ministry in the Church||2|
|Worship Teams||6 Credits|
|MU 150||Worship Team (students must be enrolled for at least four semesters)|
|Applied Major||8 Credits|
|Main area of private study: voice, piano, guitar, other|
|Applied Minor||4 Credits|
|Secondary areas of private study: piano for Applied Major Voice or Instrumental students, voice for Applied Major piano students|
|Restricted Electives (students must select from the list below)||8 Credits|
|CE 111||Introduction to Family Ministry||3|
|ED 230||Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|MU 226||Music Styles Lab||1|
|MU 230||Music Literature||3|
|MU 326||Children’s Music Methods||2|
|WL 181||Introduction to Worship||3|
|WL 231||Ethnodoxology in Christian Ministry||3|
|WL 316||Biblical Principles of Worship||3|
|WL 421||Worship Technology||2|
|WL 492||Dynamics of Modern Worship Leadership||2|
|YM 101||Principles of Youth Ministry||3|
|Field Education||4 Credits|
|WL 141||Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Spiritual Disciplines||0.5|
|WL 142||Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Managing Your Ministry||0.5|
|WL 241||Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Worship Resources||0.5|
|WL 242||Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Team Ministry||0.5|
|WL 341||Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Soul Care||0.5|
|WL 342||Supervised Worship Ministry Experience: Leadership||0.5|
|WL 481||Senior Seminar||0.5|
|WL 489||Worship Internship||0.5|
|Total Degree Hours||133 Credits|
- Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
- Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
- Students will demonstrate basic understanding of the language of music through theoretical analysis and aural skills performance.
- Students will describe the historical practice and philosophy of the role of music in the church.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in the performance of music as a musician and the application of music to the local church as a music ministry leader.
Frequently Asked Questions
Graduates will be prepared to serve the church with proper musical and theological training necessary to lead the church in a variety of ecclesiological contexts.
Professor Kha Do serves as the Program Coordinator for the Boyce worship program.
You can meet Professor Do and the rest of our faculty here.
Students who start their application must complete their application and submit the following additional documents:
Applicants will complete a musicianship assessment to be placed in applied area studies: https://boycecollege.com/new-musician-assessment/
You can view more information about our admissions requirements here.
Students can choose between Voice, Piano, Guitar, and other instruments as a primary applied study. They must complete a musicianship assessment in order to be placed in applied studies. Students will also complete voice and piano proficiencies along with their applied studies and choose between a number of different rhythm section lab classes.
New students who complete their musician assessments will be evaluated by the faculty for music scholarships. Additionally, students you audition for the Boyce Worship Collective and other scholarship ensembles may be considered for music scholarships as well. To audition for an ensemble visit: boyceworshipcollective.com. Auditions are accepted annually starting in April.
Music and Worship students are required to find church sites during their course of study to fulfilled a certain number of hours of on-site ministry experience. They are provided a list of Louisville Partner churches where they can pursue church membership and begin receiving supervised ministry experience within their first academic year. During their Junior and Senior year, they will be required to complete a 300-hour internship course at an approved site.