Influence matters.

Our world needs Christ-centered influencers, professionals and musicians. A worship arts concentration prepares you to flourish as a worship musician within the Christian church.

Qualities for Career Success

Cornerstone University's academic programs reflect our commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge, applied knowledge and collaborative learning, intellectual skills, civic and global learning and biblical worldview integration.

This means that successful completion of our Bachelor of Arts in Music: Worship Arts degree program equips you to:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of musical form, function and performance in a sacred context.
    • Understand basic musicianship skills.
    • Understand capability of form and analysis.
    • Place music in historical, cultural and theological context.
    • Demonstrate rudimentary capacity for composition and improvisation.
    • Use technology within your area of specialization.
  • Possess instrumental and/or vocal competency and leadership skill to perform individually and lead others in a worship context.
    • Demonstrate technical skills requisite for artistic expression.
    • Understand worship repertory and ability to perform a cross section of it.
    • Demonstrate ability to sight read with fluency.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills sufficient to work as a leader.
    • Demonstrate keyboard competency.
    • Demonstrate collaborative competence through ensemble experience.
  • Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
  • Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.