Worship & Performing Arts

Department of Worship & Performing Arts

The Worship & Performing Arts Department (WPA) seeks to develop 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)

WPA Involvement Open to All Students

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

Vocal Ensembles

  • Chamber Singers. This a cappella ensemble is made up of 14-16 vocalists who are also members of the LBC Chorale. Audition is required.
  • Chapel Guild. This 40-60 member gospel choir includes vocalists and rhythm section committed to leading corporate worship on and off campus. All worship teams are formed from Chapel Guild members. Audition required.
  • Chorale. The Chorale is a 50 voice university-level choir with performances on and off campus. Audition is required.

Instrumental Ensembles

  • Instrumental Chamber. Ensembles Instrumental chamber ensembles are comprised of student instrumentalists desiring to grow in ensemble playing within a small group setting. Ensembles are flexible, change each semester, and are coached by faculty members. Past ensembles include a woodwind trio, guitar ensemble, string trio, and many others.
  • Jazz Lab. The jazz lab is comprised of students and community members collaborating to prepare for performances on and off campus. Repertoire includes swing, big band, and other jazz standards. Audition is required
  • Orchestra. An intercollegiate orchestra experience provides string players the opportunity to collaborate and perform on and off campus. Audition is required.
  • Percussion Ensemble. The percussion ensemble is comprised of students seeking to grow in percussion skills and ensemble playing. The percussion ensemble performs on and off campus.
  • Wind Ensemble This ensemble combines wind and percussion players to prepare and perform standard wind band literature. Audition is required.


  • Dance Workshop. Dance Workshop prepares students to effectively perform and portray a message through contemporary dance choreography based on previous Ballet and Jazz training. The workshop is geared towards challenging the physical technique of each student as they continue to master the art of movement through complex choreographic works.
  • Fall Drama Production. Musical theatre students audition, rehearse and perform a dramatic production at the start of the fall semester. Audition is required.
  • 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.

Contact Us

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

Department Phone: 717.560.8218

Email: wpa@lbc.edu


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