This 130 credit four-year degree program seeks to prepare graduates for music ministry and offers tracks in children’s music ministry, ethnomusicology, music ministry, worship arts, and worship technology. The program is appropriate for students who seek a well-rounded program of Bible, general studies, music and music ministry studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

 Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Music program will be able to:

  • Formulate a biblically-based philosophy of music ministry.
  • Exhibit practical music and leadership skills in a ministry context.
  • Display competence in general musicianship.
  • Demonstrate skills in an applied area (composition, instrument, piano, organ or voice).
  • Apply basic knowledge in a selected track (children's music ministry, ethnomusicology, music ministry, worship arts or worship technology).


Students in this program may choose from:

Music Ministry
Prepare to enter a church or worship ministry, and get a broad range of music-oriented experiences that will make you ready for a variety of music-focused career options such as leading worship in a church or ministry.

Worship and Media Arts Emphasis
Take electives in the Communications program and get basic knowledge in communications to prepare you for a worship and media ministry position.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon the student's general acceptance to Moody and is also determined by the student's ability to meet the ministry focus, performance and musicianship requirements. For more information about applying to the Music Department, please see the Music Department's Admissions Requirements.

Future Ministry Possibilities

Many students accept full-time or part-time positions in church music ministry, sometimes combining their music skills with other areas of ministry. We have graduates all over the world involved in missionary endeavors in ethnomusicology, teaching in missionary schools, or performing or composing for ministry contexts. 

Each year, a percentage of the graduating class goes to graduate school to prepare for the next step in their lives. Music majors have been accepted at fine graduate schools and seminaries all over the country.


Ready to apply to Moody Bible Institute? Read through the requirements and follow the application process.

Apply Online Now! IC - Arrow Triangle - Small


Fill out this form to receive more information about Moody's educational programs, schools and campuses.

Request information IC - Arrow Triangle - Small


Schedule a campus visit and live a day in the life of a Moody student.

Visit Campus IC - Arrow Triangle - Small

Button - Facebook

Program Plans

B.A. in Music - Chicago

Children's Music Ministry (pdf)

Ethnomusicology (pdf)

Music Ministry (pdf)

Worship Arts (pdf)

Worship Technology (pdf)

© Moody Bible Institute