Worship & Music Studies Program
What does Randall's Worship & Music Studies Degree have to offer?
The Worship and Music Studies Degree Program is distinctly designed to teach men and women the importance of integrating church music with the total ministry and purpose of the church. The faculty of this department are interested in mentoring and training worship leaders that earnestly desire to minister in the local church. This program specifically provides classes in church administration, conducting, and others that teach the importance of understanding the role of music in worship. Another key element of this program is the emphasis on internship involvement in your field of interest. Opportunities to be involved with music ministry on campus may also be experienced through involvement in Randall's concert chorale, New Life*, and Chapel Band.*
*requires an audition
Opportunities with a Worship & Music Studies degree:
A Worship and Music Studies degree from Randall lays the foundation for a student who seeks to continue their education within the music ministry field. For those who desire immediate employment after graduation, this degree helps men and women find a position as a worship leader in a local church or as teachers/performers in other musical vocations.
The Worship and Music Studies program prepares worship leaders for a variety of ministries within the total program of the Church. The academic program consists of general education; Christian ministry studies; studies of worship/music philosophy, technique, history, and theory; and vocal and instrumental performance. Experiential learning is woven throughout the degree program, with both formal and non-formal active learning opportunities. As the Apostle Paul exhorts in Colossians 3:16, this program includes venues for the student’s spiritual and professional growth and development that will transpire in leading others into a growing relationship with Christ through worship opportunities.
The student who successfully completes this program of study will be able to:
- Demonstrate Christian character in personal and ministry relationships
- Communicate a philosophy of worship that is biblical and sensitive to changing styles and valued traditions
- Demonstrate competence in planning and leading worship services
- Demonstrate competence in preparing vocalists and instrumentalists for worship leading
- Demonstrate servant leadership while assisting in a broad range of ministry within the church
- Demonstrate a proficiency in a chosen instrument (i.e., voice and keyboard or guitar)
"Therefore I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to your name." 2 Samuel 22:50