Undergraduate

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Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Education

  • D.W.S., Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
  • M.M., Michigan State University
  • B.A., Calvin College

Research Interests

  • Worship renewal
  • Liturgical history
  • Choral literature
  • Biblical studies
  • Spiritual formation

Kent Walters, D.W.S.

  • Professor of Music
  • Director of Choral Studies

  • Traditional Undergraduate Communication, Media & Music Division

Education

  • D.W.S., Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
  • M.M., Michigan State University
  • B.A., Calvin College

Research Interests

  • Worship renewal
  • Liturgical history
  • Choral literature
  • Biblical studies
  • Spiritual formation

In addition to directing the University Chorale and Credo, Dr. Kent Walters teaches Advanced Choral Conducting, Vocal Diction and Ear Training at Cornerstone University, where he is a professor of music and the director of choral studies. He earned the Doctor of Worship Studies degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Fla., and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University under Dr. Charles Smith. He received his B.A. in Secondary Music Education from Calvin University and a Diploma in Music Ministry from Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music.

Dr. Walters serves as a member of the faculty and director of alumni activities for the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies where he edits and publishes Anamnesis: the IWS Newsletter and the Webber Quote of the Week and plans annual postgraduate seminars in worship taught by leading scholars from around the world.

“It matters to me that Cornerstone University is equally committed to academic rigor and spiritual formation for our students, both of which are personal passions in and outside of the classroom and rehearsal room.”

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Hobbies

  • Gardening
  • Strength training
  • Grandkids

Campus Involvement

  • Worship Grant Committee
  • Student Success Committee
  • Annual Christmas Concert, Artistic Director
  • National and international Chorale tours

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below or explore campus with a virtual tour.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.