The Local Church Music major places a strong emphasis on a prime music education for the purpose of serving the Lord through the music program of a local, New Testament church. Musicians are not only equipped with music theory and philosophy, but also the practical tools and experience needed to develop a high-quality music program.
The Music Department of Hyles-Anderson College offers instruction in a variety of subjects including music education, philosophy, music theory, conducting, composition, and orchestration. The music program offers private voice, piano, and instrumental lessons as well as larger ensembles and choirs so everyone can be involved. Small class sizes allow for greater teacher-student interaction and training.
While attending the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, students learn from pulpit preaching, invitations, baptismal services, funerals, weddings, business meetings, and much more. Each student studies the varied, successful ministries of the First Baptist Church and has the opportunity to be involved in these ministries, which include the following: