Music, Worship & Performing Arts

Department of Music, Worship & Performing Arts

The Music, Worship & Performing Arts Department (MWPA) exists to honor God by developing highly skilled artists to influence culture with grace and truth.


  • Music Performance: Equipping musical artists to minister as “salt and light” in the world of the performing arts.
  • Musical Theater: Helping students to excel in their art form while developing the academic, technical and spiritual tools needed to serve missionally in and through a professional musical theatre career.
  • Worship Arts: Equipping and mentoring worship leaders for restorative, missional ministry in and through the local church.
  • Accredited through National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

To read more about the Music, Worship & Performing Arts department’s objectives and its effectiveness explore the quick links below.

MWPA Involvement Open to All Students

Beyond our majors MWPA offers all traditional undergraduate students the opportunity to get involved with our various ensembles.

Vocal Ensembles

  • Chamber Singers. This acapella ensemble is made up of 14-16 vocalists who are also members of the LBC Chorale. Audition is required.
  • Chapel Guild Choir. This 40-60 member contemporary gospel choir. Performances on and off campus. Audition required.
  • Chorale. A university-level choir with 60+ vocalists. Performances on and off campus. Audition is required.
  • Worship Teams (Vocals). A rotating group of student-led teams incorporating band, vocals, and various other string and wind instruments. Audition is required.

Instrumental Ensembles

  • Handbell Choir. No experience required. Audition is required.
  • Instrumental Chamber. 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.
  • Jazz Lab. Wind and brass ensemble that performs swing, jazz and big band music. Performances on and off campus. Audition is required
  • Orchestra. Performs as a support to LBC productions and is supplemented by professionals. Audition is required.
  • Percussion Ensemble. Small group of student percussionists. Performs on and off campus. Audition is required.
  • Wind Ensemble. Wind and percussion players performing. standard wind band literature. Audition is required.
  • Worship Teams (Instrumental). A rotating group of student-led teams incorporating band, vocals, and various other string and wind instruments. Placement by audition. Audition is required.

Theatre Productions

  • Fall Play. Past productions include GodspellSmoke On the Mountain, and Pride & Prejudice. Auditions for the fall play are held in the spring and rehearsals are held during the fall semester.
  • Musical Theatre Workshop. 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.
  • Opera Workshop. 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.
  • Winter Musical Production. 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

There are various options for private lessons as well.

See a Sampling of LBC’s MWPA Talent

This music video “More Than an Experience” by MBSSY, LBC’s student traveling worship team, is a sample of our student talent. This video showcases the talents of our Worship Arts and Live Production majors who wrote, performed, recorded, filmed and edited this video. Listen and enjoy!

Watch this Video

Contact Us

Feel free to send us a message or question using the form here. This message will be send directly to the Music, Worship and Performing Arts Department here at Lancaster Bible College.


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