Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Modern Music Making

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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Curriculum Requirements

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. 

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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. 

Common Careers

  • Director of Music for Youth
  • Director of Music
  • Minister of Music
  • Choral Director
Centennial Lake
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.
Janet Longhorst, student
Sacred Music, M.M. (Online, Practical Track)


Sacred Music, M.M. (Online, Practical Track)

Margaret Cusack

Chair, Department of Voice and Piano; Professor

Omega House

mcusack [at]

609-921-7100 x8253

Fine Arts building