Music Department

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, and our low faculty-to-student ratio allows us to know our students well.

How We Stand Out

  • Personal Attention – We know our students by name, and our faculty have both personal and professional interaction with students. Music students also have a tight camaraderie with one another.
  • Modern & Spacious Facilities – The 50,000 sq. ft. Roland Fine Arts Center built in 2003, holds a state-of-the-art theatre, comfortable practice facilities and modern classrooms.
  • Flexible Degree – 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. All degree programs are 124 hours and can be completed in four years..
  • Experienced Faculty –Their high level of involvement in local churches, performing groups, and community, state and national organizations brings a depth of perspective to their teaching roles.
  • Balance – We strive to keep balance by teaching time-honored disciplines of music education, performance and theory, while also embracing innovation in the music field.
  • More than music - We desire to infuse students with a heart to glorify God in their talents.

Opportunities for Students

  • Assistantships with faculty members.
  • Internships in local churches and schools.
  • Chapel Worship Team – This team meets throughout the semester to plan and lead worship at weekly chapel services.
  • NAfME – Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education
  • Musical Theatre – Working with our theatre department, students have the opportunity to perform on stage or participate in the orchestra for musical theatre productions.
  • Performing Groups – Concert Choir, Symphonic Band with Strings
  • Ministry TeamsPraise Song, Chamber Choir
  • Hosting Music Festivals – Students are involved in and learn through events hosted by the music department, such as the Refresh Worship Conference, Heritage Hymns Festival, and the annual District High School Band Competition.

Preparing Students for Future Success

  • Teaching – A Bachelor of Secondary Education with a music certification equips graduates to teach in private or public school settings.
  • Private Lessons – Graduates can teach private music lessons or open their own private studios.
  • Church positions – 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.
  • Advanced Study – Our program is a good foundation for those who wish to pursue higher academic degrees.

Majors Offered


Contact Information

Academics Office