Worship Arts: Do you want to be a Worship Leader?
The B.S. degree with a Worship Arts Concentration will prepare you for a career in the area of church music ministry. The courses within the concentration focus especially on new and current trends and methodologies in contemporary Christian praise and worship leadership. Modern instrumental methods courses (guitar, bass, drum kit, keyboards) and participation in chapel bands will develop your skills. Studies in this concentration also include courses in Sound/Stage Lighting, Contemporary Songwriting, Music & Worship, Administration in Music and Worship Repertoire. TFC recently welcomed Music graduate Aaron Shust as he debuted his new Christmas album with his Toccoa Falls family accompanied by the choir, band, and orchestra. Other TFC Music graduates include Dave Prentice, Worship Pastor at Butler Community Alliance Church in Pennsylvania and Aaron Davis, Worship Leader at Impact Fellowship Church in Kansas.
One of our greatest resources is highly qualified and dedicated faculty who draw on their spiritual roots, professional experience and expertise to nurture your talent. Professor Grant Wall is the professor of Worship Arts.
Every music student will be required to perform in a number of recitals, usually one per semester. For more information on these recitals please see the General Music page.
Worship Arts in Chapel
Part of education and training at TFC involves hands-on experience within the field one may pursue. This is achieved through the avenue of weekly chapels. Those pursuing a Music degree with a concentration in Worship Arts have the opportunity to hone their skills by performing in various chapels starting their sophomore year. However, non-music majors may also participate on chapel teams. While logistical aspects tend to change from year to year, for instance, size and number of teams that perform, the consistent focus is to lead the body of students and faculty alike in proper and biblical worship.
Currently, there are two separate teams that generally alternate weeks in performance. The teams primarily focus on contemporary style worship music, but also occasionally incorporate traditional songs and hymns with contemporary arrangements and instrumentation. On special occasions, musical worship is led by various members of the Music Department Faculty. Associate Professor of Music and Worship Arts Grant Wall leads a different team made of those in and outside the Worship Arts program. The Toccoa Falls College Choir also participates in chapels under the direction of Dean of Professional Studies Dr. Tom Council. Associate Professor of Music Education Yuri Henriques also leads the concert band towards the end of each semester and for liturgical dates such as Easter and Christmas.
- Music Minor
In addition to meeting the entrance requirements of the college, all applicants for admission to the Music Department, freshmen or transfers, are required to audition. Auditions are scheduled throughout the academic year.
This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended for official academic purposes. Please refer to the official college catalog for detailed information regarding all courses of study.