Church Music and Worship

Cumberlands’ Department of Music offers four degrees and three minors. As a student in any of these programs, you will learn to understand musical concepts, acquire musical skills and develop positive attitudes toward arts advocacy. The music faculty is comprised of outstanding music professionals who truly care about helping you develop your talents.

Our church music program offers training in and exploration of music as it relates to the worship service. You’ll be trained to work with adults and to help children and young people further their enjoyment of music and their understanding of God’s plan.

You’ll have access to fine facilities, including two lecture rooms, nine studios, a rehearsal hall, 16 practice rooms, and a music education classroom complete with a variety of teaching series and multiple Orff instruments. We have a 150- seat recital hall, an electronic piano lab, a professional recording studio and a computer-assisted instruction laboratory. Our church music program offers training in and exploration of music as it relates to the worship service.

You’ll be trained to work with adults and to help children and young people further their enjoyment of music and their understanding of God’s plan. Students majoring in church music will receive the bachelor of music degree.

Requirements for all music majors include an audition to assess your performance skills and keyboard proficiency. As a music major or minor, you will present a recital on your primary instrument during your senior year.

Students pursuing a major in church music will earn the Bachelor of Music degree. A minor in church music is also available.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Our church music program offers training in and exploration of music as it relates to the worship service. You’ll be trained to work with adults and to help children and young people further their enjoyment of music and their understanding of God’s plan. Students majoring in church music will receive the Bachelor of Music degree.

Here are some professions you can pursue once obtaining your Church Music Degree from UC:

  • Church Music Director
  • Direct Church Choir/Music Groups
  • Worship Leader
  • Performer
  • Private Teacher
  • Research/Write Church Music
  • Teach Music in a Missions setting
  • Missions and Summer Camps
  • Continue to Master’s program