This four-year program culminates in a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music in Worship, and is designed especially for the Christian musician whose calling is in the music of the contemporary church or in the Christian recording industry. Students may continue in their studies toward Music in Worship Master’s and Doctoral Degrees at various institutions; however, they will find their four-year degree very applicable and helpful in future employment and ministry.

Why Study Music at Nyack?

With a rich variety of majors and concentrations, the Music student at Nyack College will receive the professional training he or she needs for success in the industry or ministry of music, as well as receiving strong spiritual support and mentoring on the way to graduation. Students learn their craft well and receive a high degree of encouragement which stands them in good stead in the very competitive field of music. Versatility is our watchword; versatility enhances employment and equips us for God’s work.

What Will I Study?

The degree, Bachelor of Science with Major in Music in Worship, is an intense program designed especially for those called to the music ministry in the contemporary church. It includes Core curriculum in the Liberal Arts as well as a rich curriculum in the music field.  Lessons, Ear Training/Sight Singing, Theory, and Ensemble are all included, together with lessons in the instrument of choice, conducting, and worship leading courses. Songwriting, accompanying, composition, and music technology courses serve to round out the program.

At a Glance

Credits: 120 Standard
Completion Time: 4 years
Accreditation: New York State Board of Regents, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, National Association of Schools of Music

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor’s Degree in Music in Worship enhances your usefulness and employability in many areas, and gives you an opportunity to continue graduate studies in a fast-growing field. The degree prepares you for expertise in the following fields and many others:

  • Worship Leading, Choral Conducting, or Music Ministry
  • Vocal, instrumental, or keyboard solo or choral ministry
  • Private or Church School Music Teacher
  • Music Business
  • Studio assistant for Christian recording
  • Practitioners of Christian therapeutic music, with further study

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Music in Worship program include

  • Ministers of Music
  • Worship leaders
  • Seminary Students
  • Christian educators
  • Chaplains in the military service
  • Private and Public School Music Teachers