Music. Ministry. Perspective.

Worship Leading

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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 Music Department 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.

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
Liz Boehm
Academic Secretary, The Cline School of Music
K. Brent Coppenbarger, DMA
Professor, Music
Christopher Davis, DMA
Associate Professor, Music
Gregory Graf, DMA
Director, Choral Activities
Cheryl Greene, DMA
Professor, Music
Stephen M. Griner, MM
Instructor, Music
Angela Horn-Barrett
Associate Professor, Music
Fabio Parrini, MM
Professor, Music
W. Gary Rhoden Jr., MA
Instructor, Music Education
Megan Scruggs Hollifield, MA
Instructor, Music Worship Studies
Darian K. Washington, DMA
Professor, Music
Michael Weaver, DM
Professor, Music

A Firm Foundation to Study Worship Ministry

  • Worship Leadership Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • Primary Instrument Applied
    • Secondary Instrument Applied
    • Music Theory 1
    • Music Appreciation
    • First Year Experience
    • Ensembles
    • Composition and Literature
    • New Testament Survey
    • Introduction to Worship Arts
    • Spiritual Formation for Worship Leaders
    • Music Theory 2
    • New Testament Survey
    • Computer Technology for Musicians
  • Worship Leadership Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Primary Instrument Applied
    • Secondary Instrument Applied
    • Basic Conducting
    • Computer Tech for Musicians
    • Ensembles
    • Biological science course
    • Worship Theology & Ministry Philosophy
    • Worship History
    • Music Theory 3 & 4
    • Physical Science
  • Worship Leadership Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Primary Instrument Applied
    • Advanced Conducting
    • Ensembles
    • History course
    • Math course
    • Arranging and Songwriting for the Church Musician
    • Physical Fitness and Wellness
    • Worship Arts Administration
    • Basic Conducting
    • Development of Musical Styles: Post 19th Century and World Music
    • Social Science
    • Old Testament Survey
  • Worship Leadership Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • Primary Instrument Applied
    • Ensembles
    • Contemporary Christian Ensemble
    • Open electives
    • English course
    • Contemporary Worship Technology & Recording
    • Recital
    • Worship Practicum

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. 

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