Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Moody Bible Institute

Chicago, IL

Performing Arts Profile

Get trained in Bible and music

When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry from Moody, you receive training in both music and Bible that you can use anywhere you go. You’ll gain experience by performing during various annual events such as Candlelight Carols and Founder’s Week. You can also join an ensemble and get practical training in leading worship or in the performing arts.

When you study at Moody Bible Institute, your ministry-focused education prepares you to serve God wherever He calls you. Learn from professors with real-life and academic experience as you engage in community with other students. You’ll gain life-transforming spiritual growth through your rigorous biblical and theological studies. At Moody, God transforms the world through you.



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Relevant Programs

• Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry

With this degree, you can become a:
• Worship
• Music Minister or Pastor
• Performing or Recording Artist
• Music Teacher
• Musician

• Undergraduate Certificate in Worship Leading

• Bachelor of Arts in Music - Music Ministry (voice, piano, instrument, or composition

• Bachelor of Arts in Music - Worship and Media Arts (voice, piano, instrument, or composition) 


On-campus residential: Full-tuition scholarship sponsored by donors. You pay room, board, and books.
Off-campus commuter: $370 per credit hour

Additional financial aid includes loans, grants, scholarships, and VA benefits. Find out more at

Student Life

Spiritual Enrichment at Chapel and Conferences
300 Chicago Ministry Sites
Student-Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Over 50,000 living alumni 

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "Music is my passion, and I know God has a plan to use it for His glory. [Using my Moody education] I hope to ... teach music as a means of encouragement and as a way to share the gospel.”

    • Mandy, Worcester, MA
      BA in Music
  • “At Moody, you’ll find community in your Bro-Sis [residential program], at your on-campus job, in your major, or on your floor. The people at Moody are so invested in ministry and in you. They’ll be your lifelong friends.”

    • Yangla ’20
      Elementary Education
  • “The professors want to talk about your skills and abilities and show you what kind of ministry is best for you, even if it’s not youth ministry at a local church. My professors were my favorite part of the program.”

    • Tim ’17
      Youth Ministry
  • “I love my Practical Christian Ministry and the children, community, and families I get to serve. My mentors have been incredible in my life. They pair my training with my Moody education to help me grow.”

    • Emily ’21
      Ministry to Women