So many of these classes have re-connected me to things I knew but had been inhabiting the back of my brain instead of the front and it has definitely revitalized both my church work and my teaching.
This online program is designed to meet the needs of practicing church musicians unable to matriculate in the on-campus program. Explore new paths toward liturgical excellence and spiritual depth through this interdenominational program. Broad and comprehensive in design, it focuses on the practical side of making music and developing leadership skills in a community setting.
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Strengthen your music ministry
Graduates exit our program with the blueprint to strengthen their church music ministries having enhanced their musical knowledge and skills. Each week, millions of people around the world worship in churches - large and small - with music programs led by Westminster Choir College graduates.
- Director of Music for Youth
- Director of Music
- Minister of Music
- Choral Director
Our broad and comprehensive curriculum offers students a chance to focus on the practical side of making music. Courses focus on practices that respond to the various cultural forces that continue to transform the ways in which worship is accomplished in the 21st-century.
Our pedagogy-based track is delivered entirely online with the exception of one 3-week period
during the summer of the student’s choosing.
Our Adult Choral or Children’s/Youth Pedagogy track is delivered entirely online and has multiple entry options. Begin your studies in the summer, fall or spring semester. This track includes a 3-week summer experience on the Lawrenceville Campus or Westminster’s Choral Institute at Oxford in England.
Sacred Music, M.M. (Online, Practical Track)
Professor, Department Chair
Department of Piano and Voice
mcusack [at] rider.edu
Academic Focus: Voice