Minor in Worship Leadership

Students in APU’s worship leadership minor develop skills and abilities in worship leadership.

23 units

The minor in worship leadership serves as a secondary academic program available to undergraduate students wishing to pursue the development of skills and abilities in worship leadership. The program provides studies in the history and theology of corporate worship, technological awareness, and practical tools for worship design and ensemble leadership. In addition, foundational studies in music theory, ear training, sight singing, and applied study are included, and the program fosters the musical awareness and leadership skills needed for competency in the field. Students are required to participate in a designated number of School of Music ensembles.


Introductory Course
MUS 160Worship Leadership Formation3
Foundational Music Proficiencies
MUS 120Music Fundamentals 13
MUS 121Music Theory I 13
MUS 133Practical Musicianship I1
Ensemble Requirement (2 Semesters)
MUS 210Performance Forum (4 Semesters)0
Applied Study (1 Unit x 2 Semesters)2
Foundational Courses in Worship Leadership
MUS 202Singing The Faith3
MUS 375Worship Arts Leadership3
MUS 376Worship Design3
Choose two of the following: 2
Worship Studio I
Worship Studio II
Worship Studio III
Worship Studio IV
Total Units23

Meets the General Education Humanities: Fine Arts requirement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a command of skills required for comprehensive musicianship, including sight singing/ear training, functional keyboard, music technology, and analysis.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of music in historical, cultural and stylistic context.
  3. Demonstrate career-oriented application of skills.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate understanding of the intersection of music and faith.