Music and Worship Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts
The music department innovated its Music and Worship Arts B.A., the first one in Minnesota, 10 years ago. The Christ-centered program remains one-of-a-kind.
The six-month internship, during which junior-year students work alongside a worship pastor in the U.S. or abroad, uniquely prepares them for real-life ministry while still in college. The music department’s global missionary scope also ensures students learn and practice intercultural mores and music, whether taking a position overseas or close to home in a church where inter-cultural congregations are becoming the norm.
Over their course of study, students acquire insights into diverse musical styles and expressions used in a variety of modern worship settings, from classical, to contemporary, to cultural. They explore the ways in which technology is deployed in today’s churches. Students develop their performance and conducting skills, study theory, and receive comprehensive musical training. They also develop an understanding of the relational dynamics of a team, along with leadership skills.
Because the Music and Worship B.A. equips new generations of worship leaders, coursework emphasizes leadership training. In addition, the semester-long internship, during which they collaborate with worship leaders and church staff, students serve on worship teams at Crown College and in area churches.
The music department has been graduating B.A. in Music and Worship Arts students for a decade, all of whom have been placed.
Music and Worship Arts Major (B.A.) Courses
At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.
Students may choose a Music concentration or add a minor from another department.
1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.
2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.
3Click here for a list of Global Awareness courses.
4 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328 and COM 446 also qualify as fine arts electives. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)
5 Students are required to have 7 semesters of private lessons on their major instruments and must enroll in private lessons on their instrument each semester until their recital.
6 Participation in a major ensemble (as approved by the Music Department) relating to their major instrument for 4 semesters is required. Music and Worship Art majors may fulfill this requirement with Team Participation or Ministry Team for a maximum of three semesters.
7 Music and Worship Arts majors must have seven (7) satisfactory semesters of Music Hour. Transfer students must complete a Music Hour credit for every semester enrolled in the Music Department at Crown College except during internship. Their final semester, students take MUS 490 instead of MUS 090 .
* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.
Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Music and Worship Arts major.
To view these courses in our online catalog system, click here.
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