Program Overview

Why Study Music at TFC?

The Music Department exists to prepare Christian musicians for career ministries in performance, teaching, church worship arts, and varied music-related vocations. The Music Major equips musicians personally with Godly character in the pursuit of truth and professionally with the knowledge and skills needed for continued growth in general music-related careers. Music majors must perform an entrance audition for the Music Department.

Music students develop and share their God-given abilities by participating in ensembles, recitals, concerts, service projects, and ministries. Through these experiences, the Music Department brings the whole person into the learning process and provides for the dynamic integration of faith and learning together with character and intellect. This approach, along with the study of music theory, history, worship music, pedagogy, and performance gives students the skills to become highly effective in their field.

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“During the time in our program you have the opportunity to learn in our state of the art music tech labs, lead worship in our campus worship sessions, and even having the possibility of traveling internationally with the department.”

Degree Layout

Music Courses

The Music major is a 126 hour program that includes 66 hours of general education courses, 15 hours of Bible & Theology, 21 hours of open electives, and 39 hours in Music-specific courses.

Featured Courses:

  • Choral Conducting
  • Music History & Literature
  • Music Theory
  • Diction for Singers
  • Pedagogy of Music
Abigail Mount


I entered the Music department at TFC barely able to find middle C on a piano and with a desire to lead worship. I left fully equipped to direct musical worship and most importantly, with a holistic knowledge of making my every living moment an act of worship to God. Nowhere else will you find a diverse musical education so gospel-centric, faculty so invested in the discipleship of students, or such practical training in the art of using your gifts to build God’s Kingdom on earth, through the power of Jesus Christ.
Abigail Mount, Class of 2020
Career Options

What can you do with a Music degree?

When you earn a degree in Music, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:

Worship Pastor/Director

Many In many churches, there are a variety of pastors/directors who serve under the Pastor. Music graduates would be well equipped to enter into the role worship pastor/director. A minor in a ministry related field would prove helpful for these students.

Music Teacher/Director

Those who earn a music degree are particularly passionate about music, which makes them well-suited to a career in music education or as a choir/band director.


As a music graduate, students would be prepared to become a full-time musician or performing artist. Careers in this area could include becoming a session musician or a background vocalist. Opportunities could be available in music production or editing as well.

Music Therapist

A music therapist works with individuals and groups using music in a clinical setting to help patients achieve healing. Music majors interested in pursuing a career in therapy would be wise to minor in counseling psychology.

Meet the Professors


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Ed Barham Administrative Assistant for Music Department
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