Certificate in Musicianship

You have a voice; let it be heard. One year in our musicianship program will develop your vocal and instrumental skills, grounding you in scripture and giving you new ways to express yourself and your faith.

Student Spotlight

Kearstin Pfiefer

“This was a great community that… walked alongside me as I prepared for a life of using my talents to honour and glorify God and make Him known among all nations.”

at a Glance





Instrument & Voice Lessons

Vinyl Vault

What Makes This Program Different

Students will be able to participate in the Music and Worship Arts co-curricular opportunities such as Music Appreciation, the Vinyl Vault, and the SongSmith Society. These opportunities will assist the student’s pursuit of musicianship.

Students will be interacting with and studying with present and like-minded music and worship arts students, as there will be similar requirements of music lessons, music lessons practice, music ensemble playing, etc.

Students will gain a foundation in musicianship with an aim toward fluency. Yearlong study in an instrument, in voice and vocal production, in songwriting, in ensemble playing will be directed to this aim.

Our Students Say

Career Opportunities

Our graduates go on to:

• Be Worship leaders in their church or camp
• Work in the retail music industry.
• Study further in Prairies two-year Music and Worship Arts Diploma (songwriting and recording) or the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Ministry-Worship Leading and Music.

Program Details

A year-long opportunity to study music, an instrument, your voice, and the Bible. Gain fluency in music as you take private music lessons; learn more about music theory and songwriting. Grow musically as you put what you learn into practice as you participate in vocal and instrumental ensembles. Bible courses will ground your faith as you study scripture with faculty who will journey with you in discovering the richness of God’s Word.

Additional Admissions Requirements: 
To be successful in the Musicianship program, students must have raw musical talent. In order to assess this, we ask applicants to submit one video demo: a cover of a song you like or a song that moves you (with PDF chord chart). We don’t require a complex multi-camera edited film – a simple and clear video shot with a smartphone works well. Make sure your camera device is stable (preferably on a tripod or still surface) and close enough for good, non-distorted audio and clear video. The audition demos can be uploaded to YouTube, Dropbox, or e-mailed to Admissions.

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible and Theology Core (12 credits)

NT 112 Reading the Gospels and Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books

Arts and Sciences Core (3 credits)

HF 111 Thinking and Writing

Music Courses (15 credits)

MU 155, 158 Music Lessons (Voice; 2 credits)
MU 156, 159 Music Lessons (Piano, Guitar, or Percussion)
MU 167-68 Sight Reading and Ear Training—Parts 1 and 2
MU 193 Community Choir (2 credits)
MU 194 Applied Band/Ensemble (1 credit)
WA 101 Introduction to Worship Leading (1 credit)
WA 120 Introduction to Songwriting (1 credit)
WA 123 The Language of Music 1 (1 credit)
WA 124 The Language of Music 2 (1 credit)

For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the content, processes, and practices of music, musicianship, and a Christian worldview of the role of arts in the world.
  2. Able to apply principles and practices of worship to a growing personal life.
  3. Increase in effective, artistic, and confident personal performance skills.
  4. Clearly demonstrate an ability to be a productive, supportive, and contributing member of a musical team.

Program Tuition and Fees

For our Tuition & Fee rates as well as Room and Board please see Fees & Financial Aid


Dr. Mark Jonah

Program Coordinator

I love working with students! I am committed to journeying with students in exploring and understanding the worship ministry of the local church. Music, history, technology, service planning, theology, spiritual formation, the Kingdom of God, pastoral implications, and discipleship are some of the facets of the jewel that is the worship of our triune God. It’s an exciting and worthy pursuit! Read More.