Careers and Outcomes

Azusa Pacific’s music and worship major offers comprehensive preparation for leadership in a variety of worship and artistic settings. By completing a program of the highest quality and reputation, graduates are prepared for a number of vocational roles.

Music Worship Careers

  • Worship Leader
  • Creative Arts Pastor
  • Songwriter
  • Arranger/Composer
  • Service Producer
  • Live Audio Specialist
  • Audio Recording Engineer
  • Media Production Specialist
  • Technical Arts Director
  • Global Worship Ministry
  • Choral Director
  • Instrumental Music Director
  • Christian Music Publisher
  • Youth Arts Ministry Leader
  • Vocal and Instrumental Performance

What Alumni Are Saying

Graduates of Azusa Pacific’s music and worship major find themselves in high demand, thanks to their rigorous training and quality of leadership and character. Read on to find out what industry leaders and alumni say about the music and worship major.

Having completed APU’s music and worship program, I truly feel that I have been sufficiently equipped to engage a world that seeks love and truth. This program has given me the solid foundation to be a lover and follower of Christ, and has taught me how to be an agent of change through worship and the arts.

Russell Vista ’18

If you are looking for practical tools and comprehensive learning to equip you for your role in worship ministry, this is the program to enroll in. I have used so much of what I have learned in this program in my ministry journey, and the faculty are always there for you to call on as colleagues and friends after you leave.

Jake Strommen ’17

The music and worship program at APU opened my eyes to understand the history, present, and future of worship in the Church and Christian life. I came in thinking one way, but left seeing the beauty of how worship works in many different forms. The opportunity to study music and worship opened the door for me to be hired as a worship leader right after graduating.

Alexis Ruiz ’16

I loved the way this program cultivated collaboration. It felt like such a safe opportunity to grow in my creativity and to encourage others to do the same. I would not be the musician I am, nor the person I am, if it weren’t for this program.

Helena Mayer ’20

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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