This 159 credit five-year degree program seeks to prepare graduates for music ministry, including performance, leadership, and teaching. This degree is a professional program with 83 credits of music, offering emphases in composition, instrument, piano, organ, and voice. The program is appropriate for students who seek a comprehensive program of Bible, general studies, advanced music, performance and music ministry study, and who anticipate specific careers in music ministry.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • Articulate a biblically based philosophy of music ministry.
  • Provide oversight of a church music program.
  • Integrate various cultures, styles and technologies within the discipline of church music.
  • Demonstrate professional-level skills in an applied area (composition, instrument, piano, organ or voice).


Students earning a Bachelor of Music may choose from the following emphases:

  • Composition
  • Instrument
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Voice

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 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.


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B.Mus. in Music
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Composition emphasis (pdf)

Instrument emphasis (pdf)

Piano or Organ emphasis (pdf)

Voice emphasis (pdf)

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