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About NPWI

A unique conservatory design-program where students will participate in a worship band every week.

Our goal is to educate and equip tomorrow's Worship Leaders for their work: to humbly but joyfully lead the body of believers in passionate expression of adoration to God through consuming worship. We believe that God's calling for the Worship Leader does not reflect a certain musical style and/or a certain age category but rather the heart cry of all believers to enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Understanding and interpreting this divine calling through the lens of cultural diversity and divergent theological expressions is the core of all activities and experiences at the National Praise and Worship Institute.

  • Results in just one year of training
  • Mentoring environment
  • Internships
  • Industry standard Adjunct Instructors
  • Fully Accredited and NASM Accredited

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Dedicated to training praise and worship leaders for the church of today and tomorrow


Industry standard faculty teaching and mentoring students weekly.

Randall Bayne

Executive Director

Sam Green

Director of the PW Certificate Program

Mark Hosny

Artistic Director

Benji Cowart


Kim McClean


Jacob Morris


Tim Green


Diane Sheets


Tom Jackson


Tony Marvelli

Bass / Guitar / Jazz Theory

Tasha Layton

Voice / Theology

Keith Smith

Guest Instructor Producer

Dino Pastin


Janna Pastin


Kim Franca


Nathan Mickle

Band Arranging

Randy Cox

Publishing / Songwriting

Carl Albrecht


Jared Ribble


Dr. Abby Burke

Theology / Clinician

Mike Harland


Jennie Lee Riddle

Guest Instructor

Jeff Lawrence

Guest Instructor


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We strive to keep our tuition and fees below the national average for private Christian colleges to make your education affordable for your family. And best of all, over 95 percent of our students receive financial aid in the form of generous scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities—bringing costs much lower.

Tuition is based on block tuition and follows the Trevecca traditional undergraduate listing.

  • Tuition is based on block scheduling
  • NPWI follows the undergraudate pricing
  • NPWI is 12 hours per semester
  • Students may take 5-6 additional hours
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Occupations that the program prepares students to enter

Clergy (Worship Pastor) . Director (Director of Worship Ministries)