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Music in Worship
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How can music ensure spiritual depth and integrity in worship?

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Music plays an important role in our worship and service to God and his church. Redeemer’s Worship in Music program emphasizes faith formation and deepening of the musical dimension of worship.

Worship in Music is a Bachelor of Arts degree. It is offered as a major and as a minor.

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Right from the start, you will gain an understanding of the role of music in worship as you study a wide selection of musical literature, the principal eras, genres, and cultural sources—including and especially worship music, from past to present, in its many genres.

Through hands-on learning and practice, you'll gain the ability to articulate biblical and theological foundations for music in faith, church communities and life with opportunities to design worship services as you consider the role of music, liturgy. teaching, scripture and prayer.

Music in Worship The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Worship leaders have a deeper sense of beauty when they ground themselves in the narrative of Scripture.
  • Musicians who understand marketing trends and are effective collaborators are more successful in their business ventures.
  • Composers can communicate with poignancy when they understand the psyche of their audience.

See how the Core fits into your degree



In the Classroom

Learning spaces are designed with the unique needs of the music program in mind such as sound-proofing, acoustics, staged seating, instruments and other equipment. This provides a conducive learning environment for courses like Design of Worship, Arranging and Composing, and Philosophy of Music in the Church.

Beyond the Classroom

Participate in ensembles that as part of the experience, lead on-campus Chapel services, furthering your experience in liturgy, the church calendar, service planning and rehearsing, song selection, hymnody, and contemporary worship music.

Beyond Campus

The Redeemer Concert Choir is an auditioned ensemble of 35-40 singers from various majors who perform a repertoire spanning five centuries of choral music treasures. The choir occasionally does tours throughout Canada and the United States.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s music in worship program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Micah Van Dijk '05

is a venue manager, as well as a gifted public speaker on popular music and culture.

Kristin Serrick '10

is an assistant director and music teacher at a large performing arts academy. She runs the department and teaches 70+ private music students a week.

Find out where a degree in Music in Worship takes you!
Redeemer’s Music in Worship Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Adjudicator
  • Composer/lyricist
  • DJ
  • Film composer
  • Instrument builder/designer/service specialist
  • Music director (church, band, choir)
  • Music teacher
  • Musician
  • Performer
  • Summer camp music director/staff
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Broadcaster
  • Artistic director
  • Audio producer/editor
  • Audiologist
  • Entertainment lawyer
  • Event producer, manager or planner
  • Music critic
  • Music therapist
  • Professor of music
  • Publicist
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Arts administrator
  • Camp director
  • Copyright consultant
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Marketing/event promoter
  • Production assistant
  • Programme researcher
  • Television production assistant
Technical skills:
  • Developing and implementing effective practice regimes
  • Interacting with a range of audiences
  • Music interpretation
  • Reading music
  • Understanding of specific instruments
Transferable skills:
  • Concept visualization
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Following written/oral instructions
  • Performing
  • Presenting
  • Responding appropriately to constructive criticism
  • Strong organization and memory
  • Time management
  • Working under pressure
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Music field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.
  • Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
  • Canadian Association for Music Therapy
  • Canadian Federation of Musicians
  • Canadian Independent Music Association
  • Canadian Music Centre
  • Canadian Music Educators Association
  • Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA)
  • Music Canada
  • Music Industries Association of Canada
  • Music Library Association
  • Music Ontario
  • Screen Composers Guild of Canada
  • Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
  • Songwriters Association of Canada
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Music in Worship
Redeemer’s Music in Worship Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Worship directors and coordinators
  • Composers/arrangers
  • Festival/event coordinators
  • Music teachers
  • Music therapists
  • Recording musicians
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • M.Div.
  • MA in Music and Culture
  • MA in Music Composition
  • MA in Music Theory
  • MA in Popular Music
  • MA in Popular Music
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