Major in Worship Arts

Grow as a worship leader • Learn to think theologically about worship • Impact your community

Learn the rhythms of corporate worship.

As a worship arts major, you’ll study the theological rhythms of corporate worship and discover how different styles of music can support those rhythms. At JBU, you’ll write new music, grow as a musician, learn new technology, and develop a personal philosophy of ministry and leadership that describes how you are uniquely gifted and called to bring about God’s Kingdom on earth.

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Develop your style

Explore new instrumentation, harmonization, and leadership styles by creating worship services and music sets for top professors and fellow students.

Grow as a leader

Learn rehearsal techniques and arranging skills to lead musical ensembles like a chapel band.

Enjoy great community

Enjoy an honest, creative and fun community that often includes late nights in the music library, songwriting sessions in the ensemble room and dinner at Dr. Jen's house.

Learn how to lead and plan inspirational worship at JBU.

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I loved seeing the ways I could apply my time and talent to different skills, whether that was directing a live stream, practicing an instrument, managing an ensemble, picking up a camera, or learning the ins and outs of a soundboard. I walked across the stage and received my degrees knowing that I was flexible and multi-talented as a direct result of my studies at JBU.

Rachel Ball '22

Worship Arts

What to expect as a worship arts student at JBU

Lead corporate worship

Worship arts students apply their coursework to their involvement in chapel bands that lead the student body in worship each Tuesday, Thursday during chapel and during The Gathering on Sunday evenings.

Enjoy fantastic facilities

Students have access to practice rooms and performance areas in the Berry Performing Arts Center and Cathedral of the Ozarks, including the MIDI lab, the Yamaha keyboard lab, and the JBU recording studio.

Produce your music

Capture, mix and master your music in JBU’s state-of-the-art recording studio. Learn and explore top music production platforms including Abelton, Logic Pro X, Avid Pro Tools as both an artist and an audio engineer.

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