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BA in Music–Music Ministry

You can get trained in Bible and music at the same time

You can get trained in Bible and music at the same time

When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Music—Music Ministry from Moody Bible Institute, you will receive training in both music and Bible that you can use anywhere you go. You’ll learn from a broad range of musical experiences including applied lessons, ministry tours, internships, and leading worship. Join an ensemble and gain experience by performing during various annual events such as Candlelight Carols and Founder’s Week. Your degree will prepare you for a variety of music-focused career options such as teaching, performing, or leading worship in a church or ministry—wherever God calls!

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You may also be interested in BA in Music—Worship and Media Arts.

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Your Music Studies

As you study, you’ll:

  • Receive practical and professional training in music ministry and performance
  • Get spiritual and musical mentoring through lessons and ensembles
  • Join a peer-supportive, prayerful community in ensembles, studios, and the classroom
  • Combine intense musical education with Moody’s unique biblical and theological core
  • Practice what you’re learning in your PCM and at your internship
  • Take advantage of the musical arts in downtown Chicago

Meet your Music Professors

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

Here’s what students are saying about our professors:

“I am continuously shocked at how much the communications professors care about students. I could give you a million examples: emails about opportunities that might interest me, last-minute meetings, talking after class, grabbing a quick meal.”

Justin S.
Communications Major
“The conversations and feedback from professors Kammerzelt, Gustafson, and others helped me to identify my strengths and learn to recognize my own voice.”

Lauren Kidd
Moody Communications Graduate

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

Dr. Brian Lee


Dr. David Gauger II


Dr. Jori Jennings


Dr. Yongmin Kim


Dr. Desirée Hassler


Careers you can get with a Music Ministry degree

When you graduate with a BA in Music, you’ll have the practical skills necessary for a wide variety of careers. You can be a:

  • Worship leader
  • Music minister or pastor
  • Performing or recording artist
  • Music teacher
  • Arts administrator
  • Artist
  • Musician
  • Communications director

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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