Master of Arts in Worship - Ethnomusicology - Doctorate
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary's Master of Arts in Worship Studies with a specialization in Ethnomusicology is designed to equip worship leaders to better serve the church as skilled, passionate leaders of worship, equipped to fit the needs of today's post-modern culture. This specialized program allows students to study ethnic music, ethnomusicology, organology and the anthropology of music, as well as practice context-specific biblical and theological competencies in worship and worship theories practical to the local church. Students will receive comprehensive training in qualitative and quantitative research methods, developing knowledge and expertise to function in a variety of worship cultures and contexts within the evangelical community. Courses are taught by today's top Christian leaders in worship music, song writing and arranging. Instructors include Al Denson (worship leader/CCM artist/songwriter), Rick Muchow (worship pastor, Saddleback Community Church), Todd Bell (worship pastor/producer, Prestonwood Baptist Church) and Mark Harris (worship leader/song writer/band member of 4Him). On-campus intensives may be required. As the world's largest evangelical university, Liberty University incorporates core Christian values into all of their degree offerings in order to provide all students a thorough academic and spiritually enriching program of study. Potential Career Options: Musician, Worship Pastor, and Music Ministry.