Why CCU for Music & Worship Studies?

  • CCU is accredited by the prestigious National Association of Schools of Music.
  • CCU offers PROFESSIONAL DEGREES in music & worship and in music education (e.g., BM, BME).
  • CCU is located in the heart of a major cultural center.
  • CCU offers a Bible major in every academic degree.

Only ONE SCHOOL in Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana does all this: Cincinnati Christian University!


Of Independent Christian churches in Ohio with 1000 or more in average worship attendance, fully HALF of the music staff with college degrees in those churches received those degrees from Cincinnati Christian University! That’s AS MANY as ALL OTHER COLLEGES, secular or Christian, COMBINED!*

*Information from Christian Standard and church websites.

At Cincinnati Christian University, we strive to prepare musicians to serve the church and shape the world with excellence, relevance and flexibility.


Our goal is to prepare students who are musically excellent. Our Bachelor of Music program offers musical training as well as training in ministry, Bible and theology, all with an eye to equipping successful graduates to be excellent ministers. We have  faculty members who are qualified and experienced, and we design every class to equip musicians to serve the church and shape the world.


We earnestly desire for every musician prepared at CCU have cultural relevance. God never changes, but culture is constantly changing, and our degrees are geared to meet the needs of the church both today and tomorrow. Our course offerings are designed to serve the church and shape the world in all of the Worship Arts.


We want to equip musicians to be ready to serve the Lord in many areas. Whether they serve as worship leaders and music ministers in churches, use their learning to gain teaching licensure and serve in public or private schools, or go on to graduate school or seminary, or teach in a private studio, or even to a career in performance, we would hope to provide the foundation for success in any field of service.

An Open Door

Jesus says that he opens doors that no one can shut. He has truly set an open door before his church to impact the world through worship and the arts. Established churches and new church plants alike are searching for leaders who are musically excellent, culturally relevant and flexibly prepared. If God has called you to serve him through worship ministry, the world is waiting for you to prepare yourself to be ready for the challenge!

What our graduates are saying