Become equipped with the essential knowledge, skills, and experience needed to effectively lead a congregation in worship through our Associate of Worship Leadership (AWL) degree. The AWL program was developed in partnership with key worship and media leaders from Gateway Church to ensure that the skills and competencies taught are relevant and applicable to the worship communities of today’s local churches. Our AWL degree is designed to provide you with a solid biblical foundation in worship studies as well as practical skills in team building, songwriting, recording techniques, live audio, vocal and instrumental performance, and so much more. This program is now offered online!
The Associate of Worship Leadership (AWL) degree seeks:
- To graduate competent musicians for the local or global church and music marketplace;
- To produce biblically formed and theologically informed musicians;
- To equip gifted songwriters who compose for the Church and marketplace;
- To prepare skilled video, audio, and innovative media technicians;
- To place graduates in appropriate ministry and music industry contexts.
A graduate of the Associate of Worship Leadership degree will be able to:
- Perform with musicality on a modern worship platform from a primary and secondary instrument supporting role.
- Apply contemporary music theory techniques and knowledge to a modern worship platform.
- Demonstrate a foundational understanding of the scriptural, historical, and Christian theological bases of Christian Worship.
- Provide pastoral ministry in a supporting role.
- Apply a foundational knowledge of audio, video, and lighting technology to the field of worship ministry.
*AWL acceptance space is limited.
Applicants must complete an audition for acceptance into the AWL program.
Admission to the University is a requirement prior to acceptance into the Music and Worship Studies (MWS) Department and the AWL program. However, applicants are encouraged to begin the MWS audition process and prepare the required video in conjunction with applying for admission to TKU. Upon acceptance to the University, you will be emailed a link to the online audition submission form.
Fall 2020 Video Audition Submission Deadline | August 7, 2020
Spring 2021 Video Audition Submission Deadline | January 1, 2021
Summer 2021 Video Audition Submission Deadline | April 30, 2021
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