Music with a Concentration in Music and Ministry, B.A.

Program Overview

Do you love the ways in which music and faith are richly intertwined? Do you have a passion for sharing music and forming communities of worship? Can you imagine yourself using your gifts and talents to serve God and all his people? If so, you should consider a degree in music with a concentration in music and ministry. PLNU students of music and ministry learn to become musicians who can work in any worship situation, whether it be at a liturgical church service or in a worship band, and develop the tools to prepare and conduct worship services.

With a concentration in music and ministry, you can look forward to courses in worship ministry, instruments of worship, hymnology, and more. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to complete a semester-long internship where you will be placed in a church music ministry setting and given leadership responsibilities with the support of a professional music staff member. A minor in youth and family ministries, theatre, communication, or media communication is a great supplement to this area of study.

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Student Profile

Kyle Furusho

As the worship leader of New Life Church in Cupertino, California, Kyle Furusho is learning what it means to communicate worship as something more than just those fifteen minutes that he’s up on stage singing on Sundays.

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Student Support

For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

With a degree from PLNU’s music program, you will be well prepared to pursue both graduate studies and an array of career options that will allow you to live out your passion for music while making a lasting impact in the lives of those who hear it.


Josh Miller

Alumnus Story

For music and ministry alum Josh Miller, his time at PLNU can be described as a journey toward "a life of excellence."

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Josh Miller // The PLNU Journey

A Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in music and ministry can lead to careers such as:

  • Praise and Worship Leader
  • Minister of Music
  • Youth Minister
  • Music Director
  • Musician
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Vocalist
  • Composer
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Editor
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PLNU alum Jordan Fry (08) of the Christian band Urban Rescue sheds light on the presence of God’s love when pondering the question.

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