Worship Arts

The Montreat College Worship Arts program prepares men and women for worship leadership.

Our program gives students a sound biblical, theological, and philosophical foundation for Christian worship, preparing students for worship in a wide range of styles. Students are introduced to an ancient-modern paradigm: one which combines our historic tradition with the here and now. Our Worship Arts program will help you grow deeper as a musician, and your knowledge of other arts will be expanded.

Learn how to employ music and the arts for worship in the 21st century.

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Gain hands-on experience leading campus chapel services.

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Attend Calvin College’s annual Symposium on Worship.

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Unique focus on the arts in the context of Christian worship.

Sample Courses

WA 102 Worship Arts Survey II

This course focuses on the role of music and the other non-musical arts (architecture, visual arts, drama, speech, dance, movement, media) in worship. A thorough discussion of the worship style models that dominate and shape the 21st century American church will be included.

WA 305 Foundations of Worship

The development of a theological understanding of worship as it relates to Scripture and Christian practice. Current worship trends and tensions will be considered regarding the implications for personal and corporate worship.

WA 306 Music in Worship

Students will develop an understanding of music’s current role in worship practices, and their relationship to historical trends. A biblical perspective on music’s role in corporate worship will be developed.

Career Opportunities

  • Professional Musician
  • Worship Planner and Leader
  • Adult/Youth/Children’s Choir Director
  • Teacher or Professor
  • Music Director
  • Conductor
  • Director of Music and Worship


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Dr. Alex Sosler
Assistant Professor of Bible and Ministry

Katie Talsma

Katie Talsma
Assistant Professor of Music

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