The Director of Parish Music (DPM) minor focuses on preparing gifted music leaders for team ministry in a parish church setting for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Undergraduates who wish to become DPMs in the LCMS must choose the Church Music Major and apply to the Christ College Church Work program prior to declaring the DPM minor. Depending on your interests and abilities, you may become involved in other areas of ministry within the church as well. Some DPM positions are part-time positions or are combined with education, youth or family ministries.
Through four years of coursework and fieldwork, you will be prepared to serve effectively in a congregational setting in the following roles, or a combination of roles:
- Minister of Music
- Organist or Lead Guitarist
- Choral Conductor
- Instrumental Conductor
- Music Teacher
- Worship Arts Director
- Leader of Contemporary Worship
The Director of Parish Music minor is offered through Christ College and has additional requirements. For more information about the DPM program, please contact Prof. Jon Jordening
The purpose of Christ College is to enable students to understand, communicate, teach, defend, and believe the Christian faith through systematic inquiry of the Bible, the doctrines of the church, and other statements of faith. Christ College also equips students for professional church vocations in their chosen field.