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DEMOSS CENTER FOR WORSHIP IN THE PERFORMING ARTS

Through Judson University’s Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (DCWPA), you can earn a music or worship arts degree that will prepare you with the skills and experience necessary to share your God-given gifts and succeed in your future career. Our programs include a unique, diverse blend of both classic and contemporary teaching, allowing students to learn fundamentals of music while utilizing the soundtrack of their faith. The DCWPA provides a unique synergistic bond between the music and worship arts programs, which ultimately helps to equip and energize students. Whether you want to share your talents in worship celebrations, onstage in a professional concert hall, on the road with your band, or in the recording studio, the DCWPA equips you to play, sing, create, and lead as never before.

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DARK ROOM STUDIOS

Created by alumnus Ben Calhoun, the lead singer for Judson-formed and well-known Christian band, Citizen Way, Dark Room Studios provides opportunities for students to learn the skills necessary for every aspect of music production. Calhoun often works with Judson students in composition and recording classes where they have the opportunity to do everything from creating a business plan to writing their own songs to recording and marketing them.

Music Performance

MUSIC PERFORMANCE MAJOR

The Music Performance major at Judson provides students with both a skills-based curriculum and also ample performance opportunities for a 21st-century, real-world music education. The major prepares students through music theory, music history, orchestration, and other skills needed to succeed. Students can choose from a variety of minors in their chosen specialization and also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of ensembles including the University Choir, Chamber Singers, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and the Judson Civic Orchestra.

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WORSHIP ARTS

The Worship Arts major at Judson is a multidisciplinary program that equips students to serve a local church or parachurch ministry as worship leaders or coordinators. The program consists of a core that provides a foundation in music, communications, and theology. Music classes feature contemporary worship music alongside the classics, allowing students to learn fundamentals of music while utilizing the soundtrack of their faith.

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CWPA STAFF AND FACULTY

Dr. Warren Anderson
Director, Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts
Director, Judson University Choir
(847) 628-1570 or e-mail

Ben Calhoun
Studio Producer
(847) 628-5061 or e-mail

Cheryl Richardson
Office Manager
(847) 628-1110 or e-mail

Tim May
Studio Manager
(847) 628-5061 or e-mail

Music Department Faculty  |  Worship Arts Department Faculty

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DCWPA ONLINE STORE

Preview works by Judson bands, artists, and the Judson University Choir compiled, produced, and recorded through the DCWPA's Dark Room Studios. Works are available for purchase as a CD or digital download through our online store, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

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CITIZEN WAY

Citizen Way band members, Ben & Josh Calhoun and Ben & David Blascoe, formed and first performed at Judson University in 2004. The band quickly rose to success with their debut album, Love is the Evidence, which quickly soared on Christian Music charts and is frequently featured on K-Love and Pandora. Ben Calhoun serves as the director of the Dark Room Studios music recording studio in the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts. As alumni of Judson the band members serve as music ambassadors, partnering with the Worship Arts and Music programs to help create a community of artists.

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MASS ANTHEM

Mass Anthem is one of Judson's latest bands to find success on stage. The group consists of four members: Chad Sowards, Tyler Sowards, Jon Moment, and Joel Hitchcock, who are all passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through music. The group came to Judson in 2012 and their debut album, Alive, was recorded and produced in Judson University's Dark Room Studios. Released in 2014, this CD received exemplary reviews from Worship Leader Magazine. "This release stands up to any major label release in regards to theology, musicality, and production."

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