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B.A. in Music Leadership

Train to Lead in Ministry Through Music

Do you have a passion for music and worship? Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in Music Leadership program is designed for leaders who desire to serve the church in worship ministry through the gift of music. You will gain foundational knowledge and skills in aural performance, music leadership, music history, and music theory. You’ll also learn how best to develop your talents and serve Christ in an area of significant public influence. Regent’s music program is offered through the School of Communication & the Arts within the College of Arts & Sciences.

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GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Develop your Christian worldview through excellence in traditional scholarship and artistic creativity.

ESTABLISH YOUR AREA OF INFLUENCE

Fulfill your calling in the field of music within a church or school setting.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Explore Scholarships

Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for three years (2019, 2020 and 2022). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia 10 years in a row (2013-2022). Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Arts in Music Leadership degree program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the bachelor’s degree in music leadership, you will be able to:

  • Develop and lead interactive worship teams face-to-face and virtually.
  • Write, record, edit, and mix sound recording projects utilizing music technology.
  • Apply best practices in planning, organizing and administering church music programs.
  • Transform music symbols into performance employing sight reading and ear training skills.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Worship Leader
  • Music Director
  • Music Teacher
  • Ministry Leader
  • Church Administrator
$44Thousand
Approximate Average Salary of a Music Teacher, 2022 Payscale
Examination of the theology of worship in Scripture, with special emphasis on its nature, role, and practice with the Church.
This course explores the biblical and theological foundations of the vocation to pastor. The nature, formation, praxis and polity of a Biblical approach to the ministerial office of the pastor is discussed and a theological framework for ordination is studied.

Exploration of expectancy, leader-member exchange (LMX), transactional, transformational, servant leadership and other theories, including foundational leadership principles and concepts.

Leader’s behaviors and decisions in sending messages to people throughout the organization. Analysis of the concept of organizational culture, its development, and the effect it has on the leader and people in the organization; focus on a leader’s ability to positively influence followers. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

The influence of virtual teams on leadership effectiveness; the development of interactive and dynamic groups in virtual and face-to-face environments. Prerequisite: LDST 201.

The concepts, theories, and current practice regarding organizational structures and their development, the dynamics of individual and collective behavior within organizations; human interaction within organizations to foster and manage change. Emphasis on the role of leadership and cultural values. Prerequisite: Junior standing and prior management or leadership coursework.

Introduction to the visual and aural applied elements of music literacy focusing on the skills needed to transform music symbols into performance through the recognition and comprehension of standard music notation, rhythms, and meter, solfege, and Kodaly/Curwen hand signs. Cross-listed with THEU 347.

Introduction to theoretical elements of music focusing on the skills needed to read and write music—standard music notation, meter, rhythm, scales, modes, key signatures, simple & compound intervals, triads and basic chords, harmonic progression in tonal music.
Intermediate theoretical elements of music focusing on the skills needed to read and write music. Includes chord progressions, voice leading in composition, instrumentation, advanced harmonic writing and analysis. Prerequisite: MUSI 220.
A general survey of the growth of music showing the influence of historical events upon musical development, Medieval through the Classical Era.
A general survey of the growth of music showing the influence of historical events upon musical development, Romantic Era through the Contemporary.
Performance-based concentration focusing on a variety of choral techniques through a variety of singing experiences. Ensemble rehearses five hours each week. Membership is by audition only. Repeatable for credit.
Individual vocal or instrumental lessons with University faculty. Students are responsible for fees associated with accompanist and sheet music as required. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. Cross-listed with THEU 380.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 5: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent’s school code is 030913.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 - 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$603N/A$1,809+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

“Proverbs 27:17 states, 'Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.' That's been my Regent experience academically and relationally. I am grateful to have grown together with such amazing people.”

Christian Ellis, B.S. in Business, 2018; M.A. in Organizational Leadership, 2020 Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Regent University

“My college career has been anything but ordinary. But after five years, two schools, two majors, a minor, and a global pandemic, I can finally say that I am a Regent graduate!”

Stephanie Clark, B.S. in Paralegal Studies, 2020

“I have loved every minute of the Honor’s program. One thing that has continually surprised me has been the willingness of faculty members to take you under their wing and help you improve your skills.”

Luke Isbell, B.A. in International Studies, 2020 Full-time student; professional photographer

“I took a trip to the campus and was blown away by the beauty of the school. What actually won me over to finally pursue an advanced degree was the professional resources offered by the School of Communication & the Arts, as well as the curriculum.”

Jonathan Santiago, M.A., 2012 Digital Media