Our music department finds its strength in a tight-knit, professional environment where students are equipped with the key fundamentals and Christian worldview they need to succeed after graduation. All music students have an opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities and ensembles during their HLGU career.
The low faculty-to-student ratio aids in the personal attention music department students receive. We know our students by name and our music students also have a strong camaraderie with one another.
The department’s faculty have a high level of involvement in local churches, performing groups, and community, state, and national organizations. These experiences bring a depth of perception to their teaching roles.
HLGU’s Music Department offers a variety of assistantships with faculty members and internships with local churches and schools. Our graduates have the knowledge to teach in private or public school systems, lead worship in churches, or teach privately. The music program at HLGU is also an excellent foundation for pursuing a higher academic degree.
Statement of Mission and Purpose
The mission of Hannibal-LaGrange University is to provide excellent education in both liberal arts and professional disciplines in a distinctively Christian environment that integrates Christian faith and learning in preparing graduates for personal and career effectiveness.
The mission of the Music Department is to provide excellent education in the field of music in a distinctively Christian environment that integrates Christian faith and learning in preparing graduates for personal and career effectiveness.
Broad Program Goals
It is the goal of the Music Department to educate students so that they will become professional musicians: performing, teaching, composing, arranging, and leading using knowledge to create purposeful careers to serve mankind.
Objectives for the Bachelor of Music Degree
The Bachelor of Music major will:
- play the piano proficiently.
- perform at an advanced level in an emphasis on voice, instrument, or piano.
- demonstrate knowledge of music theory concepts.
- demonstrate and apply knowledge of Music History.
We Stand Out
Modern & Spacious Facilities
The 50,000 sq. ft. Roland Fine Arts Center holds a state-of-the-art theatre, comfortable practice facilities, and modern classrooms.
HLGU offers a bachelor of music degree with concentrations in instrumental performance, vocal performance, and worship. In addition to this major, the education division also offers K-12 certification in instrumental and vocal music.
Many of our students enjoy being a member of NAfME (National Association for Music Education).
Working with our theatre department, students have the opportunity to perform on stage or participate in the orchestra for musical theatre productions.
A Bachelor of Secondary Education with a music certification equips graduates to teach in private or public school settings.
A combination of classroom work and practical experience during their HLG career prepares graduates to fill a variety of music-related positions in local churches.
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Last updated January 11, 2019