Aaron Niequist - Alumni Stories from the Department of Music | Judson University Christian College
Aaron Niequist 2

Aaron Niequist

Worship Leader
Willow Creek Community Church
South Barrington, IL
Class of 1998

 

"As a musician, composer, and bandleader, I received a great musical foundation at Judson. My professors always told us, 'We need to learn the rules before we break them,' and they certainly encouraged us strongly in that regard. I was constantly pushed beyond my initial musical comfort zones. For example, my senior project was a rock opera that wove together multiple musical styles and embraced several different musical traditions. In Judson's chapel services, I discovered my calling to be a worship leader, and I'm so thankful my professors saw my potential in those settings. They were not just involved in the development of my musical skills, but a handful were also involved in my actual life-and still are.

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World