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Making music on a keyboard; Explore Regent's B.M. in Church Music degree.

B.M. – Church Music

Lead Congregational Worship

Do you want to use your musical gift to help the Church grow? Regent’s Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Church Music is designed for the professional musician interested in designing and directing the music for Christian assemblies. You will develop a solid background in performance and directing. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of historical and contemporary practices in Christian liturgy. Regent’s music program is offered through the School of Communication & the Arts within the College of Arts & Sciences.

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August 22, 2022
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GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Gain foundational knowledge in the scholarly study of religious song and sacred music.

ESTABLISH YOUR CAREER

Become a proficient music program leader, performer or scholar.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Study under award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field and seek to enrich your work from a Christian worldview.

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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 two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Music – Church Music degree program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the bachelor’s degree with a concentration in church music, you will be able to:

  • Plan, organize and administer the total music program of a church in coordination with other ministry leaders.
  • Integrate traditional and contemporary Christian music styles with a focus on choral and congregational song.
  • Write, record, edit, and mix sound recording projects utilizing music technology.
  • Understand the physical, mental and spiritual pitfalls that impact musicians.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Choir Musical Director
  • Musician/Performer
  • Composer
  • Music Teacher
  • Pursue a Graduate Degree in Music
Survey of the movements and ideas which have influenced the church from the second century until the Reformation.
Survey of the movements, leaders, and ideas which have influenced the church in the West from the time of the Reformation to the beginning of the 21st century.
Examination of the theology of worship in Scripture, with special emphasis on its nature, role, and practice with the Church.

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

The hymnology of the Christian Church from its roots in the Hebrew Psalter through various established traditions, such as the Gregorian chant, Reformation hymns, Geneva and English Psalters, evangelical and Anglican hymns, American revival hymns, spirituals, and more contemporary forms.
Research and practical study of the physical and mental stresses, conditions, syndromes, and illnesses that may affect musicians.
Introduction to the creative use of computers and synthesizers. MIDI applications, including sequencing, editing, sampling, effects, and notational software. Basic music and audio principles through the writing, recording, editing, and mixing of various sound recording projects.
A study of various methods of planning, organizing and administering the total music program of the church in coordination with other ministry leaders. Introduces materials and methods for teaching and/or supervising choirs.
Focus on major periods and figures in the development of ancient and contemporary church worship music.
Intensive examination of a selected area of study in the field of music. Topics vary and are announced in advance. This course may be repeated for credit.

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)
$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$7,260
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 »

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 »

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