Music. Ministry. Perspective.

Music Worship Studies

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Glorify God. Encourage the church. Minister to others. That’s worship leading, at NGU. 

All-Steinway School
NGU is the one and only All-Steinway School among Christian universities in the Carolinas.
Musical Performance
NGU’s Department of Music presents over 40 performances each year. From student recitals to large ensembles, enjoy plenty of opportunities to perform.
Minutes Away
Greenville’s premier performing arts theater, the Peace Center, is Just 30 minutes from NGU. Enjoy live performances by world-renowned musicians, orchestras, ballets, and more.

Impactful Worship Begins Here

A heart for ministry. A passion for worship. You’ve got both – and you desire to use them for God’s glory and the good of others. Prepare for a lifetime of meaningful ministry in a variety of roles.

Christian musician and worship pastor, of course. But also, chaplain, composer, teacher, missionary, and more. Explore your calling and elevate your purpose. All through a Bachelor of Arts in Music Worship Studies, at North Greenville University.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Worship?

A degree in music worship prepares you for impactful roles in religious and music ministry. You can become a worship pastor, music director, or songwriter. This degree equips you with the skills to lead worship services, organize music teams, and compose worship songs.

You’ll find opportunities in churches, religious organizations, and music production, where you can use your talents to inspire and uplift others through worship and music.

Choir Director


Music Director

Music Teacher

Recording Artist

Worship Leader

Experience Learning, Composing, and Performing – Together

Bands & Ensembles

You want choices? We’ve got them! Marching band in the fall. Pep band in the spring. Concert choir, jazz band, and a wide array of ensembles throughout the year. Whatever your passion, pursue it at NGU.

Compose or Perform (or Both!)

Compose works for public premieres and receive helpful feedback to grow as an artist. Refine your skills and showcase your talents in over 40 performances each year. From chamber and ensemble performances to student and faculty recitals, there’s something for everyone.

Work Studies for Every Level of Experience

Assist ensemble conductors as they prepare for rehearsals. Facilitate guest performances. Even advise younger musicians in their journey. Put your talent to good use for others.

Plenty of Space to Find Your Place

You need time and space to practice. Between Turner Chapel and the Hayes Fine Arts Center, enjoy access to over two dozen spaces designed for you to learn, practice, and perfect your craft.

Music Beside Experienced & Faithful Musicians

J. David Cudd, EdD
Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
Gregory Graf, DMA
Assistant Professor, Music
Cheryl Greene, DMA
Professor, Music
Liz Boehm
Academic Secretary, The Cline School of Music
Stephen M. Griner, MM
Instructor, Music
Angela Horn-Barrett
Associate Professor, Music
Fabio Parrini, MM
Professor, Music
Megan Scruggs Hollifield, MA
Instructor, Music Worship Studies
Christopher Davis, DMA
Professor, Music
W. Gary Rhoden Jr., MA
Instructor, Music Education
Michael Weaver, DM
Professor, Music

A Firm Foundation to Study Worship Ministry

Worship Leadership Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Primary & Instrument Applied
  • Music Theory
  • Introduction to Worship Arts
  • Spiritual Formation for Worship Leaders
  • Computer Technology for Musicians
Worship Leadership Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Primary & Secondary Instrument Applied
  • Computer Tech for Musicians
  • Worship Theology & Ministry Philosophy
  • Worship History
  • Music Theory 3 & 4
Worship Leadership Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Primary Instrument Applied
  • Basic & Advanced Conducting
  • Ensembles
  • Arranging and Songwriting for the Church Musician
  • Worship Arts Administration
  • Development of Musical Styles: Post 19th Century and World Music
Worship Leadership Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Primary Instrument Applied
  • Contemporary Christian Ensemble
  • Contemporary Worship Technology & Recording
  • Recital & Ensembles
  • Worship Practicum

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Music Worship Studies Program?

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Megan Scruggs Hollifield, MA

Instructor, Music Worship Studies
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