School of Music
Master of Arts in Music and Worship (MA)
Worship, Music, Originals, Content, Principles, Recordings
Liturgy and Worship | Music
Black, Ian Schumacher, "Principles for Creating Original Content for the Worship Service" (2020). Masters Theses. 634.
This paper offers observations and guidance for creating original content for the worship service. The project involved creating an Extended Play Recording for Eagle Church in Whitestown, IN. After an introduction to the project and its author, five principles for creating original content for the worship service are discussed. These include: Lyrics Before Melody and Creativity, Embrace the Context of the Local Church, Collaboration is Critical, Strive for Excellence as an Artist, and Worship in Spirit and Truth. Following a discussion of these principles, the conclusion offers reflections and future plans.