Worship Leadership Minor - 18 Credits


Both Voice Proficiency and Keyboard or Guitar Proficiency are required for this minor.

Students must pass either the music theory exam or MU102 Music Fundamentals before taking theory.


MU103 Music Theory I 3 credits

This course will include studies in triad structure, inversions, voice leading, phrase structure, harmonic progressions, harmonization techniques, and non-harmonic tones.

MU102 Music Fundamentals
Successful completion of a fundamentals proficiency test or consent of instructor.

Offered every fall.

MU104 Music Theory II 3 credits

A continuation of Theory I with emphasis on four-part writing for choral groups.

MU103 Music Theory I

Offered every spring.

MU105 Sight-Singing and Ear Training I 1 credit

Study and practice to develop the skill of accurately sight-reading melodies through the solfege system and melodic dictation.

MU102 Music Fundamentals
Successful completion of a fundamentals proficiency test.

Offered every fall.

MU106 Sight-Singing and Ear Training II 1 credit

A continuation of MU105.

MU105 Sight-Singing and Ear Training I

Offered every spring.

TH325 Biblical Foundations of Worship 2 credits

A biblical understanding of who God is, and how He has chosen to relate with people, especially those he has redeemed. The course will focus on implications for worship ministries in the local church.

WL205 Music Literature for Worship 3 credits

A survey of music literature for use in ministry, including music for congregation and church ensembles. Includes a survey of the historical development of congregational song, and music expressions of worship from world cultures. Focuses on sources for acquiring worship resources.

WL301 Junior Worship Project 0 credits

Demonstrated mastery of the program goals and content. Preparation and leadership for a 25- or 50-minute worship event.

Corequisite: Worship Planning Practicum Ensemble Leadership Practicum Worship Leader Internship

Worship Leadership Forum

Worship Leadership Forum is required each semester.

Applied Lessons: 3 Credits

Students must complete three (3) credits of applied lessons, which may consist of applied instrument (piano, guitar, etc.) or applied voice.

Recommended Electives

If your major contains room for additional electives, you may add the following professional courses in Worship Leadership:

  • Psalms (for Bible Elective)
  • Church History I or II (for History Elective)
  • Technology in the Church (for Technology Elective)
  • Worship Keyboard or Worship Guitar
  • Internship
  • Fundamentals of Conducting
  • Ensembles