Worship Leadership

Worship Leadership

The Alabama School of the Arts seeks to train students in a variety of creative areas so that they might be agents of change for the Gospel. The ever-changing worlds of church music and related industries require exposure to a broad range of styles, systems and structure. While there is diversity in the media used for worship, the focus remains on the heart of the worshipper as the source for true worship.

Program Benefits
  • Study and record at 8Eighty Records professional recording studio
    and music publishing label on campus.
  • Over 20 ensembles provide extensive opportunities to put
    classroom lessons into practice.
  • Courses include microphones and theory, live mixing and recording,
    advanced lighting technology, concert and event production
    strategies, Christian ethics and the performing arts, and more.
  • Learn from experienced faculty who have extensive connections
    with churches and worship ministries nationwide.
  • Small classes allow for interaction with faculty and personalized
    attention.
  • Over 20 ensembles perform at over 400 appearances each year,
    with audiences numbering in the thousands.
  • You will have opportunities to lead worship and work behind the
    scenes at major concerts and musical theatre productions.
Degree Options
  • B.S in Worship Leadership
    • Music Business
    • Church Ministry
    • Film & Theatre
  • B.S. in Worship Technologies
Meet Our Faculty
Dr. Roger Breland
Executive Director, Center for Performing Arts
Dr. Al Miller
Dean, Alabama School of the Arts
Mr. Bruce Earnest
Associate Dean; Associate Professor of Music and Musical Theater
Dr. Kathryn Hedlund
Assistant Professor of Music/Voice
Dr. Patrick Jacobs
Director of Opera and Associate Professor of Music
Mr. Steve Dunn
Assistant Professor/Instrumental Music
Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva
Associate Professor/Piano-Steinway Artist
Dr. Charlotte Hester
Associate Professor of Music Education
Mrs. Rebecca Fox
Associate Professor/Piano
Mr. Kenneth Hughes
Associate Professor/Director of Instrumental Studies
Mr. Christopher Lovely
Assistant Professor/Piano and Theory
Dr. Andy Wood
Assistant Professor of Worship Leadership
Andrew Goodwin
Associate Director of Worship Leadership
Chris Springer
Director of 8Eighty Records
Mrs. Rebeca Lake
Assistant Professor of Performing Arts
Ms. Megan Cary
Assistant Professor of Art
Mr. Phil Counselman
Associate Professor of Art
Meet Our Staff
Jenna Goodwin
Director of Production and Administration
251.442.2320
Jeremy Harford
Director of Technical Operations
251.442.2232
Ellie Lawrence
Administrative Director for School of Worship Leadership
251.442.2553
Abigail Pressley
Administrative Assistant for the Dean of Schools of Music and Worship Leadership
251.442.2896
Shadoe Valentin
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean
251.442.2383
Lisa Davis
Administrative Assistant for the Center for Performing Arts
251.442.2420