Church Music and Worship, B.M.

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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Music & Worship is available at the following locations:

About this Program

Wayland’s School of Music offers a wide range of courses in an interdisciplinary music major, combined with an area of emphasis such as Church Music and Worship, Theory and Composition, Music History, or General Music.

In the Church Music Degree, students will celebrate liturgy and music with the opportunity to pursue church music through extensive courses, along with a minor in Religion or Religious Education.

The Church Music Degree requires 45 hours in a student’s major field of study. Students will participate in classes such as applied music, ensemble courses, Church music methods, topics in Church music, world music, and a capstone course.

Also, students seeking a Church Music Degree should be prepared to seek a corresponding minor in the School of Religion (Religion or Religious Education).


A Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Music & Worship requires 124 course hours. A total of 42 hours must be from upper-level courses.

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The School of Music has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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  • NAfME – National Association for Music Educators
  • Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education or Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education are invited to join.
  • Students take part in activities such as attending the state education conference, mentoring area high school students, and developing arts advocacy skills and other professional skills.


  • Pastor for worship
  • Associate Pastor of worship
  • Worship leader
  • Contemporary Service Music Coordinator