School of Church Music

Musical Artistry. Biblical Theology.
A Heart for Ministry and Worship.

At Southwestern Seminary’s School of Church Music, you will grow as a musical artist at a fully accredited NASM school of music, you will receive theological education only a seminary can provide, and you will develop a heart to minister in the local church and throughout the world.

Who We Are

Our 16 full-time music professors possess world-class credentials, a multitude of experiences, and a passion for using music for the glory of God. They, as well as our numerous artists-in-residence and adjuncts from the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth music community, will challenge and inspire you.

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Degree Options

The School of Church Music offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees that will prepare you to use music in any area of artistic ministry. These degrees will train you in worship, performance, composition, education, missions, and community arts. A unique feature of Southwestern's music degree is the combination of in-depth theological studies with training for musical excellence.

We are pleased to announce the offering of two new undergraduate degrees beginning Fall 2015:

  • Bachelor of Music in Performance (Instrumental, Organ, Piano, Voice)
  • Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies

Read here about our newly streamlined Master of Arts in Worship degree featuring online and hybrid course options.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Performance
  • Bachelor of Music in Worship Studies
  • Master of Music in Church Music
  • Master of Arts in Worship
  • Master of Arts in Church Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Musical Arts

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