We Train All Skillfully, To Perform Masterfully, So That We Worship Passionately!

At Southwestern Seminary’s School of Church Music and Worship, 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.

Our Experienced and Exceptional Faculty

Our 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.

Study with these faculty members and more

Joseph Crider Leo Day Charles T. Lewis Jr.

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Scholarship auditions for our ministry-based ensembles occur yearly in October and March. Prospective students should prepare two contrasting pieces that best represent their level of achievement.

Scholarship Auditions

The School of Church Music and Worship 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.

Artistic Theologian is an evangelical theological journal published by the School of Church Music and Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. It focuses on issues of worship and culture for Christian musicians, pastors, church music students, and worship leaders.

Performance opportunities abound in the School of Church Music and Worship. Students may perform with the mixed vocal ensemble, Southwestern Singers, the 100-voice Master Chorale presenting major choral works, the in-residence Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, or jazz combos.

Our Equipping Programs
Our Flexible Classrooms

However God calls you to train His people, the School of Church Music and Worship will equip you to handle the Word of God and apply it to ministry.

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