maincurve UC Library MyUC iLearn Webmail Home
title Academics Home Church Music Home

UC Home

Degree Requirements

Course Descriptions


Honor Societies

General Education Requirements

Request More Information


Related Programs


Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

Katie Barnes

Katie Houck Barnes


My name is Katie Barnes, and I am a proud Church Music Alum from UC. From the moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew that UC was the right school for me. From the administration, to faculty and student body, I immediately felt at home. Cumberland changed me. I grew in my faith, gained knowledge that I use today, made life-long friends, met my husband, and became more keen on listening to God’s call on my life. Studying church music at UC was a challenge but one that I wouldn’t change if I had the chance. Music opened the door for me to earn my masters and have many opportunities to lead worship. I currently live in Beckley, WV where my husband, Nathan is worship leader at Cross Point Church. Every week I sing in our praise team, help plan worship sets, and help with the choir as we seek to blend traditional hymns and anthems with modern day messages and styles. I know that I would not be as effective and equipped for this amazing call if not for the time I spent at UC. I owe a lot of my character, diligence, knowledge, and discipline to the mentorship of the music faculty at Cumberland. A college degree is not a golden ticket, but it will stretch you and open doors for God to use you in ways you could have never dreamed on your own.