Worship Arts Ensemble

Worship Ensemble

The SPU Worship Arts Ensemble is a select, multidisciplinary, collaborative group of vocalists and instrumentalists whose purpose to unify a community in magnifying, through the Holy Spirit, the glory of God in Jesus Christ. The Worship Arts Ensemble performs and records contemporary and classical worship songs and hymns — as well as gospel, jazz, R&B, reggae, rock, hip-hop, and other musical genres — both on and off campus, at campus worship services, SPU Nights of Worship, and campus forums.

As a member of Worship Arts Ensemble, you will be immersed in a variety of activities designed to develop technical skills, musicality, knowledge, and performance practices, enabling you to learn and perform at the highest levels of your artistry. A comprehensive program of instruction is designed to meet your individual needs and broaden your musical horizons.


Membership in Worship Arts Ensemble is by audition. If you are a vocalist or instrumentalist (or both) with a passion for worship, you are invited to audition for Worship Arts Ensemble — whether you are a Music major, a Music minor, or a non-major. Auditions take place at the beginning of Autumn Quarter (see notices posted in the lobby of Crawford Music Building prior to the beginning of the quarter). A yearlong commitment is expected, and you may take the course an unlimited number of times.

Faculty Contact

Stephen Newby

Professor of Music; Director of Composition; Director of the Center for Worship
DMA, University of Michigan

Email: newbys@spu.edu
Office: Crawford 207

Arts Events

Arts Events at SPU

SPU hosts many arts-related events throughout the year. Pictured above: SPU Theatre Department production of "The Billy Goats Gruff" by John Davies, directed by Don Yanik.