The School of Church Music and Worship offers an excellent and comprehensive music education within a Christian context. Our students receive a strong biblical foundation for the role of music in worship, a practical guide to ministry, and professional preparation in music.

Our graduates are not only thoroughly prepared in their chosen field, but they readily find places of service around the world.

Please explore our website to determine if Southwestern's School of Church Music and Worship is where you need to prepare for your career in music and ministry.

You'll especially want to follow the links that describe our degrees, which offer many areas of specialization, our splendid performance ensembles, and our faculty, who are active in ministry, performance, composition, and scholarship.

For More Information

Please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@swbts.edu if you would like more information about the School of Church Music and Worship and its programs.

Application for Admission

All prospective students to the School of Church Music and Worship, whether applying through Scarborough College for an undergraduate degree or through Southwestern Seminary for a graduate degree, apply for admission through the Office of Admissions.

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New Student Orientation

Spring orientation for new music students will begin January 14, 2020.

 
Undergraduate Orientation

Undergraduate Orientation Schedule

Audition and Orientation Requirements

All incoming music students will audition for their respective applied area. Students are encouraged to schedule auditions prior to the fall semester. Please contact Dr. Ben Caston (BCaston@swbts.edu), Associate Dean of Undergraduate Music Studies, to schedule a campus audition. For students who cannot travel to campus, a video recording may be submitted to Dr. Caston through a variety of means, such as a DVD, direct file download, or streaming video.

 
Graduate and Doctoral Orientation

Graduate Orientation Schedule

Audition and Placement Requirements

For admittance into an applied concentration, students are required to audition in advance of matriculation, either in person on the Fort Worth campus or by submitting a digital audition. Applicants for master’s degrees should contact Dr. David Toledo (DToledo@swbts.edu), Assistant Dean of the Performance Division, to schedule a campus audition. For students who cannot travel to campus, a video recording may be submitted to Dr. Toledo through a variety of means, such as a DVD, direct file download, or streaming video. Doctoral applicants should contact Dr. R. Allen Lott (RLott@swbts.edu), Senior Associate Dean of the Academic Division, concerning auditions.