At Trevecca, we are committed to providing the best education, mentoring, and training possible to those called to serve the church as worship leaders. Our worship arts program provides the musical and theological training you’ll need to be successful in worship ministry.
Trevecca’s worship arts program includes courses in music performance, leadership training, and the biblical foundations for preparing and leading a worship service. You’ll graduate with a strong foundation that will prepare you for any kind of worship pastor experience.
Our worship arts courses delve into the story and shape of worship, and include classes in music theory, band practicum, systematic theology, and more. You also have the option to complete courses leading to ordination.
At Trevecca, we believe some skills are best taught outside the classroom. Worship arts students are required to have hands-on, on-site experience through our in-state and out-of-state internship programs.
Trevecca’s worship arts professors, music professors, and religion professors have all served in the local church, so they understand what it is to pastor and shepherd church members.
Current students and recent grads are ministering in states across the country including California, Nebraska, Kansas, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
What our students say
"In my time as a student, the Trevecca community challenged me, encouraged me, picked me up when I fell, and encouraged me again. I learned how to plan and lead worship from a platform, of course; but even more valuable to me is that I learned how to lead people with the heart of a servant when I wasn’t on the platform. You don’t learn that everywhere, but that principle is in every fiber of every class you take. "
"Trevecca’s Worship Arts Program taught me how to be a worship leader within the local church. When I finished the program, I was not simply a good "Sunday morning musician." Instead, I was equipped to serve the local church in ministry in many ways."
- BS, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1987
- MMEd, Belmont University, 1989
- EdD, Tennessee State University, 1998
- Advanced Graduate Certificate of Worship Studies, Institute for Worship Studies, 2002