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Jesus Christ is at the heart of worship, and it’s no coincidence that He is also at the center of everything we do at Cornerstone University. The worship arts program trains church leaders to stay committed to the heart of worship and share their gifts for His glory. Worship arts students graduate with the resolve to serve Christ wholeheartedly and lead congregations across the world with a dedication to their Lord.
All music degrees require an audition for entrance into the program and scholarship eligibility. The audition occurs in the spring semester of the high school senior year or at the conclusion of the freshman fall semester.
Of Communication, Media & Music Division graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.
Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.
Cornerstone has partnered with churches large and small across West Michigan to provide internships to our dedicated students. This valuable experience prepares students to lead faithfully and serve wholeheartedly.
Worship arts opportunities for our graduates are boundless. You’ll find worship arts graduates across the country and across the world, leading congregations in one voice to worship our God.
The worship arts program at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.
Each year, qualified music majors and minors are invited to apply for instrumental or vocal music scholarships. Review our scholarship requirements and audition information to learn more.
Cornerstone offers a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles. Ensembles are just one of the ways our music programs cultivate community among the next generation of musicians, providing opportunities for students to hone their craft together.
As a Cornerstone music student, you will have opportunities to study off-campus in the United States and abroad! Two of our most popular experiences include studying in Nashville, Tennessee, and participating in the international performance tour with our Chorale ensemble.
Cornerstone music alumni have received honors and opportunities such as:
As a music major at Cornerstone, you have the incredible opportunity to perform in ensembles, take lessons in your instrument and even travel the country and the world. Studying music immerses you into your passions and cultivates your God-given gifts. Not only that, but it also opens the door to ceaseless possibilities.
Alyssa Kaiser (’21)
Cornerstone’s worship arts program has encouraged me to diversify my musical skills. Through my training here, I was encouraged to fuse together my training in classical music with newly developed skills in Christian contemporary music, gospel, jazz and Latin American music in order to build bridges between genres in the music world.
CU professors are devoted to the success of our students. Select a faculty member to learn more about their campus involvement, research interests and teaching responsibilities.
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.
By giving their all as individuals taking lessons and as a group performing in ensembles, our students prepare themselves to become worship leaders, music teachers and composers.