Worship Arts Leadership Minor (A)

“Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.” Exodus 20:24b

The worship life of the Christian church is God’s ministry to us, and is as multi-faceted as the church itself. Worship ministries in today’s local churches no longer require artists trained exclusively as musicians. These ministries require skilled musicians with strong leadership skills, thorough knowledge of Sacred Scripture and worship theology, and the ability to navigate the rapidly changing landscape of audio and visual technology. The Worship Arts Leadership (WAL) minor at Concordia University offers music courses to develop musical skills, Biblical studies to develop knowledge of worship theology, and courses in modern worship arts leadership and music technology. The WAL minor also includes practical application of skills in local congregations and the involvement in campus worship arts ensembles throughout the course of study. The WAL minor does not lead to a rostered position in the LCMS.

Minor Requirements

Required Religion Courses
REL 201Old Testament3
REL 203New Testament3
REL 204Biblical Theology3
REL 333A Survey of Christian Thought3
REL 404Lutheran Confessions3
(Note: some of these credits will also fulfill common core and elective core requirements)
Required Music Courses
MUS 208Worship Arts Ensemble (4 semesters)0
MUS 240Music Theory I3
MUS 246Aural Theory I1
MUS 440Worship Theology & Practice3
MUS 344Song Writing & Arranging3
MUS 205Intro in Multi-media Product2
MUS 430Applying Worship Arts Leadersh3
MUS 450Worship Arts Practicum3
Performance Emphasis4
Students must select either Piano or Guitar as a primary performance area.
Piano - 4 credits
Beginning Piano I
Beginning Piano II
Keyboard Skills
(Students may substitute two semesters of MUS 201 Applied Piano for MUS 203/MUS 206 with instructor permission)
Guitar - 4 credits
Beginning Piano I
Applied Guitar (3 semesters)
Total Hours37