The Music Department offers two minors — Music, and Music and Worship Arts — that can enrich and complement your chosen major in a myriad of ways. Regardless of your major, a minor in either Music or Music and Worship Arts offers a rich education in the music arts.
As a Music minor, course by course you will follow an integrative approach to advancing your musical skills. A minor in Music will provide you with the foundations of music-making — including theory and aural skills — as well as with a deeper understanding of the history and performance of music. You will take lessons on your primary instrument, join a choral or instrumental ensemble, and become part of a strong community of musicians. Learn more
A minor in Music and Worship Arts will train you to use your musical gifts — whether as a worship leader, a performer, a composer, a conductor, or a teacher — as well as provide you with advanced study in music theory and literature. You will explore contemporary worship performance practices, as well as traditional worship and liturgical traditions, foundations in church worship music, and the theology of worship. Learn more
Music study is, above all, grounded in performance. As a Music major or minor at Seattle Pacific University, you will work privately with one of our outstanding faculty. The following areas are available on campus:
SPU String Quartet
Orientale from 5 Novelettes, by Alexander Glazunov
(Melanie Wong, Class of 2012; Sam Ernest, Class of 2015; Meagan Peeples, Class of 2014; Leanne Riddle, Class of 2012)
Why I Teach at SPU
Cherie Hughes, Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Vocal Studies
"I teach at SPU because I believe in the power of the liberal arts curriculum to address the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. Each of us is given a great gift in this world: the gift to teach and to learn from each other. I feel privileged to work in a community that believes in the transformative power of education and to work with students that are at such an exciting point in their lives."