Music (Music and Worship) at Messiah College
Future worship leaders excel in Messiah’s nationally-accredited music and worship program.
If you are interested in music and passionate about worship arts, the music and worship major may be the right fit for you. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in music (music and worship) at Messiah College, one of the top private Christian colleges in the U.S., synthesizes skills in music, theology and the arts to prepare you to become an effective and dynamic worship leader.
Music and worship major distinctives
As a music and worship major at Messiah College, you’ll be able to:
- Work in a local church as a student for your practicum requirement.
- Study in a nationally accredited program.
- Gain performance experience participating in one of the College’s vocal or instrumental ensembles.
- Learn from faculty members who are accomplished artists and clinicians.
- Study abroad or spend a semester in Nashville at the Contemporary Music Center.
- Participate in the Messiah College Worship Community for regular chapel performances.
- Have access to the latest recording and sound technology in the College’s newest building, the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts.
Career options for music and worship majors
As a graduate of the music and worship program, students are equipped to secure positions such as:
- Worship pastor
- Worship musician
- Teacher at a Christian school
- Studio musician
- Positions in the music industry
- Private music teacher
For more information on career planning for the music and worship program, visit the Messiah College Career and Professional Development Center.
Internship opportunities for music and worship majors
Messiah’s nationally recognized internship program places students in a variety of music and worship internships. A few examples include:
- Leading worship at a local church
- Working with the on-campus worship community
Program emphasisThe music and worship program’s substantial emphasis on biblical and theological study makes it unique among similar programs and will allow you to enhance the worship experiences of your church and community.
This program allows students to further their musical studies with an eventual goal of working in a church setting. You will gain knowledge of theology, church administration and worship leading while continuing to gain musical and theoretical technique and skills.
Learning opportunitiesYou will have the opportunity to gain performance experience by participating in one of the College’s vocal or instrumental ensembles. You may even wish to participate in the Messiah College Worship Community for regular chapel performances.
As a music (music and worship) major, you’ll have access to the latest recording and sound technology in the College’s newest building, the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts.