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Grow Your Musical Gifts While Earning Your Biblical Studies Degree

With Moody’s BA in Biblical Studies—Music Emphasis program, you can develop your musical skills while completing a Biblical Studies degree! This program gives you the greatest depth and breadth of Biblical training, as well as foundational instruction in music. It is ideal for the student who anticipates serving in a pastoral role, on a church staff, or in a broader ministry position, while also providing oversight or support for musical worship.

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    Your Music Studies

    As you study, you will:

    • Receive in-depth Bible and theology training from our world-class faculty
    • Receive spiritual and musical mentoring through private applied lessons and music ensembles
    • Join a supportive, prayerful, collaborative community of musicians
    • Apply what you’re learning at your PCM, chapel, local churches, and internship
    • Enjoy the vibrant musical offerings in downtown Chicago

    Music Classes to Equip You

    Increase your knowledge and your skills through the following engaging classes:

    • Music Theory I and II
    • Church Music History and Philosophy
    • Principles of Conducting and Lab
    • Survey of Music Literature
    • Applied Music Lessons

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    For a detailed Worship and Media Arts program plan and additional Music Department information, click the button below.


    All Music students participate in one or more of our vibrant ensembles every semester

      Meet Your Full-Time Music Professors

      Moody’s gifted and diverse music faculty provide a rich academic and collaborative environment for you to refine your musical and creative talents. Our professors possess real-world music ministry expertise with years of hands-on experience. They are passionate about God’s Word, music, and investing in their students.

      Dr. Jori Jennings, Program Head for Music and Professor of Music—Voice

      Dr. Desiree Hassler, Professor of Music—Voice

      Dr. Yongmin Kim, Chorale Conductor and Professor of Music—Voice 

      Dr. Brian Lee, Professor of Music—Piano

      Dr. Dan Mattix, Moody Campus Orchestra Conductor and Professor of Music—Composition

      Moody Music is also blessed to partner with multiple Chicago musicians and worship pastors who provide additional training and conducting as adjunct faculty!

      Learn more about our Music, Worship, and Media Arts faculty.

      Work with an Eternal Purpose: Biblical Studies—Music Emphasis Degree

      When you graduate with a BA in Biblical Studies—Music Emphasis degree, you’ll have the practical skills and expert training to serve God as a:

      • Worship Pastor
      • Worship Leader
      • Bible teacher
      • Church Staff Member and Musician

      If you have a passion to use your musical gifting to serve God and others, Moody is the place for you!

      Discover how far God can grow your talents with a BA in Biblical Studies—Music Emphasis from Moody.

      Contact our Music Department if you have any questions about the program:

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      Financial Aid

      For on-campus residential students, every class in your degree is paid for by the Chicago Tuition Grant, sponsored by faithful donors. Every residential Chicago undergraduate student is awarded this grant, worth up to $12,960 a year. Off-campus commuter students pay $399 per credit hour. Find out how to defray the remaining costs with scholarships, grants, student loans, student employment, and veterans benefits.

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      Moody Bible Music

      Check out performances from Moody Bible Institute music students and ensembles on Youtube. These videos showcase original music written by Moody students, student recital performances, and performances from our music ensembles.

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