Sacred Music



The haunting wail of a Jewish cantor's song. The hushed beauty of a medieval Catholic hymn. The body-swaying rhythm of an African-American gospel tune. The excited music that a Sufi Dervish dances to, spinning in circles toward an ever deeper connection with Allah. Every religious creed, it seems, has instinctively known music's power to transform souls. Not simply entertainers, musicians work hand-in-hand with clergy to guide congregations in praise and worship.

If you have strong spiritual leanings, love studying music, and want to help others, a major in sacred music may be a good fit for you.