Called to worship.

At The Donald and Frances Winters School of Music, we integrate faith and education to equip students for real-world musical careers, nurturing their talent and spiritual growth to align with God’s purpose for their lives. Embodying our vision statement "One Goal - One Passion" from Philippians 4:8, our singular goal is excellence in education and performance, while our unwavering passion is worshiping and serving Jesus. We invite you to join us in this divine musical journey at the Winters School of Music.

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The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music is a more general, less specialized degree program. The students must complete the music core, music major, and upper level elective coursework. This study, coupled with an outside minor such as business, psychology, foreign language, or theatre, allows for a greater diversification of possible career choices. We hope to see you join the Carey Music family real soon!

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Music Education at William Carey is the largest program in our school of music. Our programs are taught by experienced, caring, Christian professionals that understand the needed learning outcomes for our students to be successful in today’s music classroom. Our school has incredible job placement rates and has gained a strong reputation in the region. We hope to see you join the Carey Music family real soon!

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Program Overview

Length

The degree takes students 4 years to complete.


Career Outlooks

This degree is designed to prepare students to be band and orchestral directors in both public and private school settings.


Set Yourself Apart

Students are taught be professors with K-12 music experience. Our retention and job placement rates are outstanding.

Students in this degree learn to use music as a therapeutic tool for a wide variety of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs in individuals. Music therapy students at Carey have unique opportunities to do practica with clients in a variety of clinical settings.

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Program Overview

Hours

The degree consists of 128 credit hours.


Career Outlooks

Our job placement rate is exceptional. Students that graduate from Carey Music are prepared for work in psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitative facilities, medical hospitals, outpatient clinics, day care treatment centers, community mental health centers, drug and alcohol programs, senior centers, nursing homes, hospice programs, and more!

The Bachelor of Science in Music program at William Carey University is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in music. The program offers a variety of concentrations, including music education, music therapy, performance, and worship leadership. Students in the program have the opportunity to study with world-renowned faculty, perform in ensembles, and participate in internships.

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The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), which is the highest national accrediting agency for music schools and programs. To find out more: https://nasm.arts-accredit.org/

Program Overview

Hours

The degree consists of 120 credit hours. Students are encouraged to use their elective hours toward a minor or a major in a professional field.


Career Outlooks

A Bachelor of Science in Music can prepare you for a variety of careers in the music industry, including:

  • Worship Leader: Developed with today’s full time and bivocational worship leader in mind. This is a growing field, as churches are increasingly looking for qualified individuals to lead their worship services. With a BS in Music, you will be well-equipped to lead congregational singing, play instruments, and create worship music. 
  • Worship Technology Director: Developed with today’s full time and bivocational worship technology director in mind. This degree is designed with free electives to use for a Minor or a Second Major!
  • Music producer: Music producers are responsible for overseeing the recording and production of music. With a BS in Music, you will have the skills necessary to work with artists, engineers, and other musicians to create high-quality recordings.
  • Music educator: Music educators teach music in schools, colleges, and community organizations. With a BS in Music, you will be qualified to teach a variety of music classes, including music theory, ear training, and performance.

Set Yourself Apart


Worship music centric campus ensembles:
  • Worship Choir & Band
  • Restoration Band
  • Carey Worship Singers


Carey Worship Choir Anthem Releases with Word Music and Choral Resources:
   

Click the images above to listen to a live recording by the Carey Worship Choir.

Your Future Starts Here

Whether you're embarking on your academic journey for the first time or you're a professional looking to enhance your career, the William Carey School of Music is here to accommodate you. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to connect with you and provide guidance as you take steps toward becoming the best you can be!

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Hattiesburg

WCU Box #14 | 710 William Carey Parkway | Hattiesburg, MS 39401
  music@wmcarey.edu  |    (601) 318 - 6175