God used Anthem to not only grow my technical ability through things like vocal training, but also my leadership ability by giving me tools and knowledge to better steward my team and pastor our congregation spiritually from my platform as a worship leader.
— Worship Pastor Gabe Senbetu, Awakening Church


Fall 2019 applications due August 12.

You can apply online to Anthem School of Worship whenever you’re ready.  Our staff is praying for you as you consider this important step.  Once we receive your application, video audition, and materials, we will schedule an interview with you either by phone, Skype, or in person.  We want this process to be as smooth as possible and will do everything we can to make that happen.


1. Fill out online application.

2. Submit a check for the $35 application fee. See more payment details information below.

3. Submit two audition videos to YouTube and send links to ekim@anthemschool.com. See more audition detail information below.

4. If you’re applying as a full-time student, provide a copy of your high school diploma or college degree as well as transcripts from each institution. 

5. International students from a non-English speaking country must pass the TOEFL exam.

6. Once we receive those requirements, you will have an interview.


Payment Instructions:

Checks must be made out to WestGate Church.  

Write ‘Anthem’ in memo line.


Submit any necessary items to:

WestGate Church

6601 Camden Ave 

San Jose, CA 95120


For your audition, please prepare to play and/or sing 2 songs of varying styles. One song will need to be a well known modern worship song. We would like to get a sense of your unique style as well as your overall technical ability. Please demonstrate your knowledge of chord charts, scales, grooves, harmonies, and anything else that might pertain to your instrument and experience. Make sure to highlight your strengths with your audition. All auditions must be submitted via YouTube. Send to ekim@anthemschool.com


Full-time BASE TUITION AND FEES FOR 2019 - 2020

Application Fee - $35

Enrollment Fee (non refundable) - $500  will be applied toward tuition

Tuition Cost - $5000 

Books and Equipment Fee - $500

Total - $5,500 (Payment Plan Available)

Costs do not include housing.

Part-time BASE TUITION AND FEES FOR 2019 - 2020

Application Fee - $35

Enrollment Fee (non refundable) - $500  will be applied toward tuition

Tuition Cost - $1650 

Books and Equipment Fee - $300

Total - $1,950 (Payment Plan Available)

Costs do not include housing.


Each student is required to bring a laptop (Mac OS X 10.9 w/ at least 4 - 8 GB RAM).

A printer to print your written assignments.

Personal expenses include food, entertainment, toiletries, etc.

Students are also required to bring their own instrument with the exception of drums. 


We now offer a "Host Home" opportunity for students in need of housing.  Our Host Homes are limited, so please contact us to check availability.  


Through our partnership with William Jessup University, Anthem students can earn up to ten fully accredited units. These units can go toward a degree at William Jessup or another accredited university that provides similar courses. 

Anthem School also has a partnership program with Western Seminary for those wanting to continue their education at a discount.


Anthem is now offering full and partial scholarships for students with financial need.  Please submit a letter along with your application, describing your need and reasons why you should receive a scholarship.  

We also encourage students to raise support as they would for a global missions trip by sending out support letters to family and friends.  

While you’re in Anthem, you will be serving between 25 - 30 hours every week in classes, lessons, rehearsals, and hands on ministry leadership experiences.  Part time work outside of Anthem is possible if necessary, but not ideal.  


All full-time students who complete their year at Anthem will graduate with a Certificate of Worship Leadership, and Anthem staff will help each student develop a resume for future employment and opportunities for ministry.  

AUGUST 2019 - APRIL 2020

August 12   Deadline for School Applications

August 14   Enrollment Fee Due

August 28 - 29   Orientation

September 4  Semester 1 Instruction Begins

September 25   1st Semester Tuition Due: 1st Payment

November 20  1st Semester Tuition Due: 2nd Payment

November 25 - November 29   Thanksgiving Break

December 9 - December 13   Finals Week

December 16 - January 10   Christmas Break

January 15   Welcome Back BBQ

January 15   2nd Semester Begins

January 29   2nd Semester Tuition Due: 1st Payment

February 17   Presidents' Day

February 28 - 29   Anthem Unleashed Conference

March 2 - March 6   Spring Break

March 25   2nd Semester Tuition Due: 2nd Payment

April 20 - April 23   Finals Week

April 24 Student-Led Night of Worship

May 1  Graduation Ceremony

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