Music Performance (Ladies)

Students with a Music Performance major perfect their skills as musicians. Lessons, classes, and recitals help students develop a personal style and prepare them to perform as soloists, ensemble members, and accompanists.

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.

The college choir and orchestra singing at First Baptist Church's annual Christmas program

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:

  • Church planting
  • Truck stop ministry
  • Sunday schools
  • Choirs
  • Discipleship
  • Orchestra
  • Reformers Unanimous
  • Deaf ministry
  • Bus ministry
  • Blind ministry
  • Soul-winning visitation
  • Jail ministry
  • Spanish work
  • Rest home ministry
  • Youth work
  • Developmentally challenged ministry

Newly Released

Led by their instructor Miss Adri Ludwick, the students of the class Music Theory IV had the opportunity to compose and publish original piano arrangements in Praise Hymn, Praise Him Volume II. In addition, complimentary listening tracks are available here.

Our desire is that this project will serve as a valuable resource to local churches and to aspiring musicians across the nation.

To order your copy of Praise Hymn, Praise Him Volume II, please contact the college bookstore at 219.365.4031, ext. 1184.

Freshman

Old Testament Survey This course is a foundational survey of the Old Testament. The purpose, distinctives, characteristics, and broad outline of each book are presented to give a grasp of the entire Old Testament.


English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).


Personal Evangelism This course provides an emphasis on the man, methods, message, and means of evangelism, and it includes a careful study of the Spirit-filled life of the soul winner as well as the work.


Bible electives (2 credits)

Discipleship This course emphasizes the Biblical and practical principles of training believers to become spiritually mature.


Life Skills A course covering a variety of topics including finances, study skills, health, critical-thinking skills, time management, life planning, and more.


Christian Womanhood I A Bible-based course covering basic concepts and philosophies of women in Christian ministry. Biblical expectations and practical applications of key Scriptures pertaining primarily to women and the ministries in which they are involved are explored and discussed.


Electives (2 credits)
Speech Basic principles of public speaking with a special emphasis on pulpit and platform techniques are taught.


New Testament Survey This foundational survey of the New Testament covers the author, background, and purpose, as well as a broad outline of each book to give a grasp of the entire New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the beginning, purpose, place, and instructions concerning the New Testament Church.


English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).


Personal Finance This course, presented with a Biblical view of money and finances, trains students to handle financial matters, including the basics of setting up a family budget, dealing with credit, types of insurance coverage, and bank accounts.


21st-Century Missions


Christian Womanhood II A Bible-based course covering advanced concepts and philosophies of women in Christian ministry. Behavior, thought processes, and relational dynamics in both personal and professional venues highlight this course.


Bible electives (2 credits)

Choir or Orchestra

Sophomore

Philosophy of Education This study places Christian education in its proper perspective with an emphasis upon its historical and philosophical developments. The course also emphasizes the philosophy behind the methods and goals of Christian education.


English A student will be placed in an English class based on his English scores on the American College Test (ACT).


Choir or Orchestra

Music Theory I This is the first part of a two-year progressive course of study designed to give an extensive knowledge of music theory with the church musician in mind. This class will cover major and minor scales, specific intervals, triads, complex time, as well as basic transposition, ear training and rhythmic dictation.


Private Study/Music Lab

Baptist Principles and Preachers A course covering the foundational beliefs of Baptists and the leaders of fundamental, independent Baptists in America.


Women of the Bible A study of various women in the Bible examining their faith, spirituality, strengths, weaknesses, values, qualities, ethics, and ultimate successes and/or failures in God’s prescribed role for their lives.
Systematic Theology I A study of the Bible doctrines of the Trinity, the Church, Heaven, and Hell.


Music Theory II This is the second part of a two-year progressive course of study in music. This class will cover chord analysis and recognition, triad inversions and figured bass, basic part writing and composition, ear training and rhythmic dictation.


Philosophy of Music A course covering the discernment, influence, and balance of music. Rock music, the philosophy of replacement, and the Biblical purpose of music are discussed.


Choir or Orchestra

Voice Class A basic course dealing with the study of the vocal instrument and the development of technique in the art of singing songs, hymns, and gospel songs.


Private Study/Music Lab

United States History I The history of the United States from the Pre-Columbian civilizations to 1877, studying the political, social, and economic developments of America.

Junior

Teaching Music in the Christian School A basic course involving techniques used in teaching songs, rhythm, notation, instruments, and the appreciation of music along with the organization of music materials, sources of music, and how to teach general music in the Christian school.


Music Theory III This is the third part of a two-year progressive course of study in music. This class will cover chord spacing, harmonic motion, advanced part writing, the basics of understanding and using music notation, chord analysis and recognition, triad inversions and figured bass, basic part writing and composition, ear training and rhythmic dictation.


Choir or Orchestra

Private Study/Music Lab

History of Music I This course covers two broad spectrums of the history of music: first, a study of Western art music emphasizing the biographies of great composers, and secondly, the progression of the gospel song from Bible days to the early 20th Century.


Music Group I This class is designed for music performance majors. It provides experience in forming and training music groups for public performance. Students will be required to prepare their own music specials for chapel and/or church services.


Performance Class I This class provides one hour of practice and one hour of performance per week. Students in the Performance Class will be required to perform in front of students and staff once per week in a classroom setting. They will also be required to perform in a public setting three times per semester.


Music electives (2 credits)
Music Theory IVThis is the final part of a two-year progressive course of study in music. This class will cover transposing and arranging orchestration modulation, advanced part writing, choral arranging, counterpoint and the use of music notation software.


Choir or Orchestra

History of Music II This continues the study of the history of music beginning at the classical period through modern day. This course focuses on the history of Gospel music specifically.


Music electives (2 credits)

Private Study/Music Lab

Music Group II In addition to the requirements for Music Group I, students will work with faculty conductors of groups to assist in the conducting and directing of official college groups. They may run practices, perform with the group, conduct the group in a performance, or oversee a group themselves. Music Group II allows students to take what they learned in Music Group I and put it into practical experience.


Piano Pedagogy I Concepts and materials for teaching piano to preschool children, as well as individual and group lessons to average-age beginners, adult beginners, and intermediate-level students are discussed.


Music in the Bible This class provides an in-depth study on how, when, where, and for what purpose music is used throughout the Bible.


Nursery and Child Care The students gain practical, supervised experience in baby care, safety procedures, nursery organization, teaching the youngest of preschoolers, and being the face of Christianity to the general public by taking the online nursery course, by completing and using various projects as they help to lead groups of children, and by practicing their baby-care techniques in the nurseries of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana.

Senior

Private Study/Music Lab

Choir or Orchestra

Secondary Private Study The course consists of weekly, thirty-minute lessons designed to give the performance major experience in a field other than his proficiency. This course must be taken in an instrument or voice other than the student’s primary study.


Bible electives (2 credits)

Instruction in Gospel Hymn Playing Designed for piano students who can play hymns as written but do not know how to fill in with chords and other additions. Some transposition and modulation will be done. Students must know chords and major scales.


Performance Class II This class provides one hour of practice and one hour of performance per week. Students in the Performance Class will be required to perform in front of students and staff once per week in a classroom setting. They will also be required to perform in a public setting three times per semester.


Music electives (4 credits)
Choir or Orchestra

Teachers' Writing Seminar A study of the mechanics of writing, giving practice in revision. The curriculum includes development of technique and style, punctuation and capitalization, and practice in writing letters, narrative writings, essays, and descriptive paragraphs.


Music Composition This course provides training on how to write, arrange, and produce musical pieces. It will take the student from the concept phase through writing lyrics, composing music, music notation, and performing the composition.


Recital The student gives an individual or joint recital his senior year.


Private Study/Music Lab

Music in the Soul-Winning Church A basic course on church music for the preacher, with the pastor and his congregation in mind. Instruction is given regarding music personnel, congregational singing, the pastor and the music program, and the purpose of music.


Advanced Piano Techniques This course takes the pianist to the next level in his piano techniques. Skills acquired in this class will help develop the student’s musicality and support and enhance the study of music theory, composition, conducting, and other areas. Knowledge of the keyboard is an essential skill for any musician and provides an invaluable tool for the study of harmony. Technical skills include scales, fingering, dexterity, sight reading, and keyboard theory.


The Art of Accompanying In this course concentration is placed on the pianist’s ability to accompany a soloist or group in a live performance. This course pairs pianists with student instrumentalists and singers as collaborators for performance opportunities throughout the year. Pianists are given accompanying assignments at the discretion of the music faculty and are expected to work with their colleagues as well-prepared professionals when attending a private lesson or preparing for live performances including senior recitals.


Bible elective

For more information, please consult the college catalog.

You may also contact the Academic Office at 219.365.4031, ext. 1210.

Student Jon Adkins has the opportunity to play during chapel at Hyles-Anderson College.