About Concentration

Music performance students have the opportunity to acquire mastery of their chosen discipline, receiving one-on-one training in voice or instrument. Students learn the discipline and value of skill development along with a biblical heart posture to serve the Body of Christ.

“The Concentration in Performance in FSW has shaped me into not just being a better musician, but also one who gets to know the Lord and ask Him about His heart in scripture. In being able to know His heart more, it has given me the boldness to communicate His intentions through my instrument with better understanding and intentionality. I have never been around a group of people who love the Lord and His Word while also pursuing excellence and fluency in their instruments followed by being obedient to the Lord in communicating it.“

–Kristoffer Ivey
IHOPU Alumnus from Houston, TX

Core Curriculum

First Year

  • Growing in Prayer
  • Introduction to the Global Prayer Movement
  • Song of Solomon
  • Foundations of Grace
  • Excellencies of Christ
  • God’s Plan for Redemption
  • How to Study the Bible

Second Year

  • Theology of Night & Day Prayer & Worship
  • Sermon on the Mount
  • Encounter God Series
  • IHOPU Foundations

FSW Core Curriculum

Prayer Room Practicum (PRP)

  • Fundamentals of Worship Ministry
  • PRM Worship Teams

Primary Instrument

  • Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys 1
  • Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys 2
  • Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys 3

Music Theory

  • Music Theory 1
  • Music Theory 2
  • Music Theory 3

Performance Concentration

Concentration Specific

  • 7 Electives
  • 1 Advanced Theory Course
  • 1 Advanced Instrument Course
  • 1 Applied Instrument Course
  • Performance I
  • Performance II
  • Performance Mastery


  • Psalms
  • Beauty of God
  • Life of David

*In the event that the student does not assess into Level 1 of Music Theory and/or Instrument, they will be placed in our Fundamentals entry-level course to help onboard the student.

**If you come at a higher level of Music Theory and/or instrument proficiency, you can assess out of some or all of these Core Courses which provides you with access to our specialized courses.

Take a Gap Year to Pursue God.

Prioritize time to lay biblical and spiritual foundations that shape how you think, live, and relate with others. It is vital to take a season to set the groundwork for education, career, marriage, parenting, and all God has for you!