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Are you seeking to draw on your love of music, leadership abilities, and strong Christian faith? Receive the advanced education you need to prepare for such a profession when you become a student of Liberty University's Master of Arts in Music and Worship Studies program. For more information about this online master's degree program, read on.
The coursework of Liberty University's Master of Arts in Music and Worship Studies program provides you with the opportunity to study various worship techniques and practices as well as advanced topics in music arranging and conducting. Topics addressed in music and worship courses include music theory, management techniques for music rehearsals, vocal and instrumental management, worship presentation, worship leader roles, worship styles, and arrangement techniques for bands, singers, and choirs. Corporate ministry, worship organization, staff management, worship pastoral duties, and global worship may also be explored. You will also have the opportunity to write a worship thesis paper, participate in a supervised internship in an approved ministry, or organize a 55-60 minute worship recital program.
If you are interested in applying to Liberty University's Master of Arts in Music and Worship Studies program, you must have already earned your high school diploma or GED. Additionally, you should hold a bachelor's degree and have an academic background in religion or music.
As a student of the Master of Arts in Music and Worship Studies program, you will be required to complete a total of 45 credits. This total reflects 18 credits in music studies and 15 credits in worship studies, in addition to nine credits in foundational courses and three credits in research studies. You must have a computer with Internet access as all courses and correspondence are conducted online.
Master of Arts in Music and Worship Studies Course Requirements
|Course Number||Course Title|
|WMUS 524||Analytical Techniques for the Worship Leader|
|WRSP 510||Biblical Foundations of Worship|
|WRSP 650||Bibliography and Research in Music and Worship|
|WMUS 515||Graduate Conducting for the Worship Leader|
|WMUS 525||Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques|
|WMUS 550||Applied Music|
|WMUS 610||Tools and Techniques for Contemporary Worship|
|Select two of the following:|
|WMUS 600||Music Resources and Literature for Worship Leading|
|WMUS 630||Principles of Worship Technology|
|WMUS 670||Principles of Music and Worship Pedagogy|
|WRSP 502||History and Philosophy of Worship|
|WRSP 520||The Role of the Worship Leader|
|WRSP 540||Current Issues in Worship Ministry|
|WRSP 635||Building a Theology of Worship|
|Select one of the following:|
|WRSP 501||The Dynamics of Corporate Worship|
|WRSP 530||Principles of Leadership for the Worship Leader|
|WRSP 545||Global Worship|
|WRSP 551||Building a Balanced Worship Ministry|
|WRSP 645||The Role of the Pastor with the Worship Leader|
|Select one of the following:|
|WMUS 687||Music and Worship Ministry Project|
|WMUS 690||Worship Program Recital|
|WRSP 699||Worship Internship|
Once you have earned the Master of Arts in Music and Worship Studies from Liberty University, you could explore employment opportunities in various religious institutions. You might seek responsibilities in music selection, sound and video direction, worship planning, or youth music and worship program development.
Career possibilities might include: