Welcome, and thank you so much for considering a degree in Music from Ohio Christian University. Whether you feel God leading you into serving as a worship leader, music minister, instrumental director, accompanist, or in music education, Ohio Christian University is the right place for you. We encourage you to take a moment to search through the programs that we offer.




Worship Leadership Programs

OCU offers a Worship Leadership Major for musicians who see worship leadership as their core identity in ministry. Dual degree and minor programs are offered for musicians with other career goals who anticipate part-time involvement in worship leadership.

Worship Leadership Resources

Music Opportunities for High School Students

High School students who are interested in pursuing collegiate-level music study and who live close enough to the University to commute to and from the university during the school year may enroll in entry-level music classes, participate in selected instrumental ensembles (by audition only) and take private instruction on their primary instrument. Students who have successfully auditioned for one of the music programs at Ohio Christian University by the end of the fall semester prior to their high school graduation may begin their music program of study a semester early.

Please contact us for more information or to enroll.

John Anthony
Music Department Chair
Associate Professor of Music

If you feel God leading you into a life of service through music, Ohio Christian University is ready to help prepare you!
Enroll today!

Meet The Faculty

Dr. Rodney Sones

University Registrar, Associate Professor of Music, Director of Worship Leadership Program

Dr. Dione Bennett

Dione Bennett

Director of Vocal & Choral Studies

Dr. Adrienne Lape

Adjunct Professor of Woodwinds & Music Department Assistant

Dr. Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

Affiliate Professor of Music Theory

Mary Jane Dean

Mary Jane Dean

Adjunct Professor of Piano

Roger Stieg

Adjunct Professor of Violin/Suzuki String Instruction

George Edge

George Edge

Instructor of Conducting and Instrumental Education

Marty Hayes

Marty Hayes

Adjunct Professor of Guitar

Pat Beathard

Pat Beathard

Adjunct Professor of Music Education

Linda Stieg

Adjunct Professor of Violin/Suzuki String Instruction/String Chamber Ensemble