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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, worship arts, or communication arts degree that will prepare you with the skills and give you the 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, worship, and communication, while utilizing the soundtrack of their faith. The DCWPA provides a unique synergistic bond between its 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, in the recording studio, or through any number of communications media,  the DCWPA equips you to play, sing, create, speak 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.  Through Dark Room Studios, Judson students have the opportunity to do everything from creating a business plan to writing their own songs to recording and marketing them through the Judson University Artist Group.

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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, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Piano 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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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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MUSICIANS THAT BEGAN AT JUDSON

There are several artists and bands that started on Judson's campus over the years, including Citizen Way, Mass Anthem, Graveyards to Gardens, Superchick, Barlow Girl, Church of Rhythm and Good News Circle. Some of these bands went on to receive national recognition, signed with record labels, toured nationally and performed alongside many well-known Christian artists.

 
 

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