Ready to Impact Our Culture with Grace and Truth?
The Music, Worship and Performing Arts (MWPA) Department exists to prepare highly skilled artists to influence our culture with grace and truth.
Students hone their craft in a community of dedicated artist-teacher mentors and passionate peers. Our caring, student-centered environment nurtures the mind, soul and heart of each person with a view to promote creative competency and Christ-like character.
Real-world, practical experience prepares students to engage professionally on many levels; in a touring ensemble, on stage as an actor, singer, instrumentalist or dancer; studying privately with a world-class artist-teacher; or preparing for a professional vocational journey in Performance, Worship Arts, Musical Theatre, Music Education and Composition.
Hear from two MWPA students about how their LBC musical training has impacted them musically, spiritually, professionally and personally.
Alumna Mariah Keener describes how the LBC faculty and programs helped her mature into a song writer and worship leader at a vibrant church.
Theatre majors experience a wide variety of musical & theatrical genres during their studies. Enjoy the highlights from Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
Ministry opportunities abound for MWPA students. MBSSY is one of our traveling worship bands. Enjoy them singing an original song, "More Than an Experience."
Our undergraduate programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Full-time & Part-time Faculty
Music Theory & History
We offer a variety of ways for you to grow in your God-given musical gifts and to prepare you for personal and collaborative success. Performances are held on and off-campus, such as at The Trust Performing Arts Center. Ensembles are open to the entire undergraduate student body. Auditions are required for all ensembles and take place at the beginning of each fall semester.
See the full list of events where the MWPA Department contributes.
This acapella ensemble is made up of 14-16 vocalists who are also members of the LBC Chorale. Audition is required.
This is a 40- to 60-member contemporary gospel choir. Performances on and off campus. Audition is required.
A university-level choir with 60+ vocalists. Performances on and off campus. Audition is required.
No experience required. Audition is required.
Small group of student instrumentalists that change each semester, based on interest and coached by faculty members. Past ensembles include a woodwind trio, guitar ensemble, string trio and many others. Audition is required.
Wind and brass ensemble that performs swing, jazz and big band music. Performances on and off campus. Audition is required
Performs as a support to LBC productions and supplemented by professionals. Audition is required.
Small group of student percussionists. Performs on and off campus. Audition is required.
Wind and percussion players performing. standard wind band literature. Audition is required.
Student-led, auditioned teams of band, vocals and various instruments that lead worship for chapels and campus events. School-year commitment with auditions held in early fall.
Faculty-led, auditioned traveling team made up of band and vocals that leads worship and performs at a wide variety of off-campus events during semesters and a summer tour. Calendar-year commitment with auditions held in November.
Faculty-led, auditioned ensemble that prepares material from big band standards to rock covers with varying focus across semesters. Performances are held on and off campus.
Past productions include “Godspell,” “Smoke on the Mountain” and “Pride & Prejudice.” Auditions for the fall play are held in the spring and rehearsals are held during the fall semester.
This ensemble gives vocal and musical theatre performers an opportunity to study musical theatre roles in an ensemble setting with the goal of maturing vocal performance, while also gaining knowledge in the history and literature of musical theatre.
The opera workshop is an ensemble for moderate to advanced classical singers to explore the musical, linguistic and dramatic preparation and performance of scenes from the operatic repertory.
Students from any program are invited to audition for the winter musical. Auditions are required and held in the fall. Rehearsals and performances occur in January of each year.
Private lessons are available to non-music majors by audition. There is an additional fee for each private lesson.