Ministering Through Music
The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Music Ministry is for those students called to full-time music ministry in the church. This unique program blends comprehensive and thorough technical training with the deeply spiritual emphasis one would expect from a premier Christian university. Regardless of the style, Olivet’s Music Ministry program is preparing future worship leaders and musicians for ministry in the local and global Church.
All music majors and minors study and pass basic piano proficiency. Though students with piano experience have a definite advantage, there are beginning and intermediate piano classes available to help those with little or no piano background.
Organ lessons are offered for those who are interested. With Olivet’s Ruffatti pipe organ located in Centennial Chapel, ONU organ students have a state-of-the art instrument on which to perform.
Music students perform in student recitals each semester. Applied professors help select those pieces appropriate for performance, and coach the student. Those students who choose to major in music perform a senior recital. Music Ministry students also present a 30-minute recital on their applied instrument during their senior year.