Certificate in Church Music at Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music

The Certificate in Church Music is for students who want professional certification but do not desire a 4-year degree, or are seasoned professionals who want to refresh skills and add new ones.  The curriculum is designed to be completed within 2 years (4 semesters) and includes components of private study, skill development, practical management of church music ensembles and programs, and ensemble participation.  

Applied Music Private study with vocal or instrumental focus with opportunities to perform each semester

Musicianship Courses in music theory, conducting, and pedagogy

Ensembles include Reformation Chorale, Instrumental Collegium, Handbells, Chamber Choir, and Piano Ensemble

Music and Worship Courses in history, philosophy, and administration

How long does the program take? Most students will easily fulfill the required courses over 4 semesters.

What does the program cost? Cost per credit hour: $350
Cost to audit: Auditors may attend non-applied classes without academic credit for $150 per credit hour.
Semester lab and supplies fee: $25 per credit hour
Payment plans are available. Application may be completed online.

What practical experience will students have? Certificate in Church Music students are invited to participate in services at Saint Andrew’s and are encouraged to be actively involved in local churches around the Conservatory.

A faculty mentor will be assigned to each Certificate student throughout the program. 



Contracted Instructors

Elise Jimenez, M.M. – Cello

Olga Kolpakova, M.M. – Violin

Gordon Mason, D.M.A. – Conducting, Trumpet

Angelyn Traylor, M.M. – Piano, Music Theory, Aural Skills

Laura Yount, M.M. – Voice, Vocal Pedagogy

Terry Yount, D.M.A. – Organ, Harpsichord, Sacred Music, Reformation Chorale, Internship Supervisor

For more information and to register for the upcoming semester, contact us.