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Music: Worship Arts

Our world needs musicians who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion.

Program Learning Outcomes

The worship arts program reflects our commitment to developing students’ 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.

01

Specialized Knowledge

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.
02

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

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.
03

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

04

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

05

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

One of the greatest aspects of the worship arts program is the diverse training you receive in audio, ministry and music. The faculty understand the needs of students that go on to become worship pastors, and so the program is designed to resource you for pastoral ministry, while also equipping you to succeed as a media and music professional.

Owen Longjohn (’19)

Related Programs

The Communication, Media & Music Division has several music-related degree options available. Take a look at some of the other programs related to worship arts.

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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.

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.