Bachelor of Science in Music in Worship


Nyack’s Music in Worship degree is designed to train musicians for leadership positions in the church and community as music worship leaders, keyboardists and instrumentalists, choir directors, sounds and recording engineers, and songwriters. Biblical studies form part of this degree and help to support and develop the character and spirituality of an effective worship leader.

Why Study Music in Worship at Nyack?
  • Innovative curriculum in worship studies

  • Strong Bible curriculum in preparation for ministry

  • Worship leading emphasis and experience

  • Broad range of music styles

  • Practical experience on campus in worship ministries

  • Music electives that provide the freedom to focus on individual interests

What Will I Study?

Music in Worship majors will take courses in the liberal arts and sciences, Bible and Christian ministry, and the following music components:

  • Music Theory and Ear Training

  • Music Technology and Studio Recording

  • Specialized Training in Contemporary Worship Music

  • Composition and Arranging

  • Private Applied Lessons

  • Performance: Individual and Ensemble

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Music in Worship program are well prepared to take on leadership positions in the church and community as well as continue their education at the graduate level.

Our Graduates

Our recent Music in Worship graduates have gone on to excel in the following professions:

  • Creative Arts Pastor

  • Minister of Music

  • Worship Leader

  • Private Studio Owner/Teacher

  • Music Director at a Christian Organization


Specialized Accreditation:  NASM* (National Association of Schools of Music) 
Optional Concentrations: Conducting and Worship Music Leading, Keyboard or Fretboard 

*Rockland Campus Only


“I loved Nyack’s School of Music! The classes offered for music in worship students were thorough. Some were very practical, like Church Music Administration and Choral Conducting. Some trained me to be a better musician, like Ear Training, Theory, and Voice. I can honestly say that all of them were fun! I've used so many of the things I've learned at Nyack over the past year while working in my church's worship department.” Elizabeth Kelly, Class of 2015