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When you graduate with your degree in worship arts from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Music Teacher
  • Choir Teacher
  • Music Director

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The Program

  • Unique blend of courses from several departments including music, theology, music business and graphic design
  • Designed to prepare students for all aspects of music ministry
  • Develops students’ technological expertise allowing them to function and thrive in modern churches
  • Includes required internship hours available in a variety of churches to fit individual student interests

The Professors

  • Hold a wide range of ministry experiences including senior pastors, pastoral staff, urban ministry directors, missionaries and theological educators
  • Include a studio recording owner with over 12 years of experience
  • One serves as the primary sound technician for a large church in the OKC metro area

The Preparation

  • After graduation, students can expect to begin their ministry leading worship music
  • Our graduates serve as music ministers in churches across the United States
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Southern Nazarene University is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Music 
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alumni spotlight

Chrissy and Jairo

Worship Arts Alumni Jairo and Chrissy Maldonado, from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma
Currently:  Jairo is the Worship and Creative Arts Pastor & Chrissy is the Youth Pastor at Arlington First Church of the Nazarene in Arlington, TX.

Responsibilities: “We work together as a team in both areas of ministry,” says Chrissy. “I lead and oversee all youth ministry programming and decisions and assist Jairo in our worship department by co-leading our worship services, co-directing our choir and drama teams, and all the preparations that go along with that.”

Achievements: Together the couple has co-led worship at large regional worship events. The two Maldonados have also been hired to lead worship events including retreats, camps, conferences, banquets, etc. Chrissy is a member of two professional singing groups and has performed with an opera company as well.

In His Words: “The classes at SNU that dealt with my degree helped me out in life in a way that I couldn’t have experienced at any other university,” says Jairo. “My ministry and music classes allowed me to become not only a student of music and ministry but a practicing minister in areas all around OKC.”

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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