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Music at Moody

The Music Department at Moody Bible Institute exists to disciple and train students like you to be skilled, versatile musicians who are theologically equipped to advance the cause of Christ in church, Chicago, and the world. 

Our Music programs are designed to help you develop and master your musicianship. We offer courses for worship leaders, contemporary and classical singers, instrumentalists, songwriters and composers, conductors, music technicians, music teachers, music theorists, and more.

You will have many opportunities to work with our dedicated faculty through classroom instruction, applied music lessons, and music ensembles such as EverPraise and Ecclesia Worship Collectives, Chorale, Moody Campus Orchestra, Gospel Choir, and Jazz Band.

You can participate in annual musical productions, such as Candlelight Carols, a musical drama, and domestic and international ensemble tours. You will also have consistent opportunities to lead musical worship in chapel, and all music students present a final recital of their work.

Our heart is to train musically adept and theologically astute musicians. We invite you to join us in bringing glory to God through music!

Another unique advantage of our music programs is that every music student also receives rich training in Bible and theology (39 credits)! And all BA music programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

At Moody Bible Institute, we offer the following programs in Music:

An interdisciplinary degree training students to lead in the church through worship arts and media.

Designed for the student seeking to lead the church in musical worship.

For students who primarily study the Bible and also want to further their music skills.

For students who want to further their skills in worship leading and knowledge of the Bible through a 22-credit certificate. (Available in-person and remote.)


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.