Music & Ministry

Warner Pacific’s major in Music and Ministry is designed to prepare individuals for ministry careers in music/worship leadership, youth leadership or, as is the case in many small congregations, both. The student receives basic instruction, resource tools and hands-on experience in these vital areas of church ministry.

Our dynamic faculty will challenge you to expand your skills as a musician and welcome you into a supportive community of artists who seek to use their talents in meaningful ways.


Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Music and Ministry Major

56 credits: 24 credits in residence, 20 credits upper division. Required:

MUS 121Theory I3
MUS 121BAural Skills I1
MUS 122Theory II3
MUS 122BAural Skills II1
MUS 221Theory III3
MUS 221BFunctional Keyboard Skills I1
MUS 222Theory IV3
MUS 222BFunctional Keyboard Skills II1
MUS 101/201/301Applied Music1
MUS 102/202/302Applied Music1
MUS 201/203/301/303/401Applied Music1
MUS 202/204/302/304/402Applied Music1
MUS 114 C.C. or MUS 115 W.E.1-2
MUS 114B C.C. or MUS 115B W.E.1-2
MUS 314 C.C. or MUS 315 W.E.1-2
MUS 314B C.C. or MUS 315B W.E.1-2
MUS/FA 242Global Worship through the Arts3
MUS 250Introduction to Audio Recording2
MUS 341Music History I3
MUS 342Music History II3
MUS 443Planning and Leading Worship3
CM 211Ministry Field Ed. In Urban Context I3
CM 212Ministry Field Ed. In Urban Context II3
BI 310Studying the Old Testament3
BI 320Studying the New Testament3
TH 400Christian Theology3
MIS 240Introducing Cross-Cultural Ministry3
OR TH 470Christian Social Concern3

10 credits: 10 credits in residence. Required:

MUS 330Conducting2
MUS 331Choral Conducting2
OR MUS 332Instrumental Conducting2
MUS 495Internship-Worship Arts Leadership1
MUS 498Worship Arts Leadership Capstone2
MUS 203/301/303/401Applied Music1
MUS 204/302/304/402Applied Music1
MUS 301/303/401/403Applied Music1
MUS 302/304/402/404Applied Music1

Departmental Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the formal, melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and textural structure of music.
  • Recognize historical context as it applies to a broad development of musical styles.
  • Evaluate music and music performances and their subsequent roles in each.
  • Translate knowledge into skills through rehearsal and performance.
  • Prepare music through the accumulated learning received in the classroom.
  • Understand and engage the dynamic worshipping Church.
  • Serve as theologically astute worship artists.
  • Employ pastoral sensitivities in their roles as worship leaders.
  • Operate with artistic excellence in devising, presenting, and assessing gathered worship experiences.

(updated Sept. 2015)