Music, Worship Leadership Concentration

Our new Bachelor of Science in Music, Worship Leadership Concentration degree is housed in the School of Music and offers a fully-functioning degree in music/worship leadership with a new core of worship-specific courses included.

This degree prepares our students with a breadth of information and skills that are applicable to a variety of careers in music and ministry. We educate students to enter the vast arena of worship ministry including training in worship technology, rehearsal techniques, production elements, service planning, team-building, varied denominational models, worship theology and philosophy, and church administration.

Students must be accepted to HSU and then audition for the School of Music to be admitted to the program and be eligible for a potential music scholarship. This degree also includes 15 hours of Logsdon ministry core courses, so students receive the full benefit of the pastoral and theological training available, with an overall emphasis on music and worship.

Hello & Welcome from our Worship Director

Thank you for your interest in our Music: Worship Leadership degree! My name is Tiffany Stotts and I am the creator and director of this degree at Hardin-Simmons. Throughout my 20 years of being a worship leader I was constantly surprised at how little was offered in terms of undergraduate training for students and adults looking for a potential career in leading worship or pastoring in a worship atmosphere. We have worked hard to create a degree that truly prepares students to be a successful leader and Christ-follower in worship ministry.

I would love the chance to set up a phone call or campus visit to help answer all your questions about this degree, HSU scholarships, and ways to serve the campus and community through becoming a student at HSU! I also want to encourage you to visit one of our student-led chapel services every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Behrens Auditorium during the fall and spring semesters.

Thank you again for your interest and I hope to see you soon! –Tiffany Stotts

Program Contact

Tiffany Stotts

Tiffany Stotts

Associate Director of Spiritual Formation for Worship

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What is special about the Worship Leadership degree at HSU?

A guest worship band at chapel.

High Demand, High Growth

In Texas alone, there are projected to be 300 openings for music directors, including worship leaders, annually. Many of these positions have salaries in the $50,000 range.

International chapel band for International Week.

Degree Flexibility

Core music classes for the Worship Leadership major will directly correspond with other music degrees. Should students choose to switch majors within music, they will not lose ground on the music core requirements.

Audience member worshiping during chapel.

Chapel Worship

This program serves as an excellent in-road for students who wish to participate in a worship capacity at HSU. It’s a natural way to serve for students who pursue the Worship Leadership degree.

Program Details

Students must audition for the School of Music to be admitted to the program.

Music Admissions, Auditions, & Scholarship Information

This degree prepares students to enter the vast arena of worship ministry.