Church Music and Worship Program


The gift of music is vital to any worshipping community. In the Church Music and Worship Program, we bring biblical, theological, and historical studies into our analysis and leading of worship in church contexts. Through a specialization or minor in the CMW program you will:

  • Deepen your knowledge of music styles and forms that shape worship today.hymnal
  • Broaden your vision of how music around the world enhances the praise of the people of God.
  • Develop your spiritual connection to music.
  • Be equipped to be a lifelong leader in your own church context.

Sample Courses

Church Music & Worship (CMW) course list.


Students registered in regular or degree programs may register for the minor. Students in non-degree or post-degree studies may be admitted to the diploma.

Requirements are identical for both the minor and diploma:singing bowl

  • complete eight term courses from the required course list,
  • cumulative average of at least 65%.

Note: CMW 202 Practicum can count towards the EDGE certificate program.

Before registration, students should consult with the Program Director, Kate Kennedy Steiner, at the University of Waterloo Department of Music, Conrad Grebel University College, to determine which courses will be available during the coming year.