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Program Overview

Program Overview

There’s no better place to grow as a musician and worshiper than Music City. From leading or writing worship music to serving on a tech team, our faculty experts will prepare you for a career in the worship arts.

We've designed this program to shape our students into creative, well-grounded artists able to craft and lead authentic worship experiences. We don't promote a particular style of worship, but our instructors are successful worship leaders, songwriters and producers who are ready to mentor you. We're committed to your success.

You'll have the unique opportunity for hands-on training with Nashville professionals. And you'll be using the most current music and media resources available. When you graduate, you'll be ready to serve in a wide variety of ministry and employment opportunities. As you train, you'll have access to our studios, the Sound Emporium and Commercial House, as well as The Well Coffeehouse's Black River Stage.

When you graduate, you’ll do so confident and ready to serve in a variety of ministry and employment opportunities.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

As a student choosing to pursue either a major or minor in music or a worship ministry major at Lipscomb University, you will be required to complete a performance audition and a music theory placement exam. A music scholarship audition may meet this audition requirement, or you may play or sing for the music faculty prior to the end of your first semester.

The theory placement exam is given during the summer when you come for NSO. The theory faculty use the exam to determine which beginning theory class (Fundamentals of Music or Music Theory I) will provide the most appropriate placement.



Pending program approval by the National Association of Schools of Music.


Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Nashville, TN

A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville, Tennessee, an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.

Our Faculty

Meet our key faculty.

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    Randy Gill

    Associate Professor

    Randy Gill is an Associate Professor of Worship Arts at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Before coming to Lipscomb in 2018, Dr Gill spent more than twenty years as a...

    Meet Randy Gill

Career Paths

Musicians and Singers

Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios.

Music Directors and Composers

Music directors, also called conductors, lead orchestras and other musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music in a variety of musical styles.

Worship Arts & Ministry

Careers in Worship Arts include many options such as: Worship Leader, Director of Worship Arts, Director of Worship Media and Technology, Professional Touring Musician, Studio Recording Artist, Professional Singer/Songwriter, Minister of Music and Private Lesson Instructor.