Forerunner Music Academy

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Forerunner Music Academy (FMA) equips singers, musicians, worship leaders, and sound engineers. Our training prepares them to fill houses of prayer, local churches, and places of worship all over the earth with intercessory worship that reflects the worth of Christ and releases the power of God.

Many singers and musicians love Jesus, yet lack revelation of God’s power. In this hour, Jesus is placing prophetic music at the forefront of His end-time plan to reveal His heart, release His power, and establish His justice.

Students combine excellent musicianship with intimacy with Jesus, outworked on a worship team, in the context of 24/7 worship-based prayer. We are inspired by King David, who established and funded singers and musicians to sing and prophesy to God on instruments, day and night.

Prior musical training and experience are helpful but not necessary.

“FMA brought me into a community of believers with a vision for prophetic music and excellence. I grew exponentially in my skills as a worship leader and received tools to grow musically for years to come. More importantly, I am experiencing the Lord and have clarity about what it means to be a prophetic musician and how to use my musical gifting for the Lord.”

—Zachary Simms
FMA alumnus from Kansas City, MO

Programs of Study

FMA is a full-time music school, offering a two-year certificate and a four-year diploma. Our curriculum incorporates theological training and the study of music. Our desire is that every student would have extensive training and experience on worship teams.

Theological training provides students with a solid, biblical framework; it ensures that they are grounded in the Word, and teaches them to operate in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Musical training consists of skill development in voice or instrument, theory, ear training, improvisation, and sound production.

Each student is placed on a worship team, where theological and musical training converge, providing students with coaching in a 24/7 prayer room environment.

After completing the Forerunner Curriculum with freshmen from all IHOPU schools, FMA students choose one of two programs: Music Production or Prophetic Worship.

Music Production Program

Our Music Production program offers hands-on study of sound production techniques in live and studio environments. Students learn the art and science of production.

Students broaden their training and understanding through practical experience and personal interaction with instructors, working with state-of-the-art equipment, such as Midas Consoles, Pro Tools, Waves, Ableton Live, and Reason.

Prophetic Worship Program

In these days the Lord is raising up prophetic music as an important part of His end-time purpose. This Prophetic Worship program supplies theological, musical, and practical training, with the goal of equipping skillful singers and musicians.

We are inspired by King David’s example of training musicians to prophesy on their instruments (1 Chr. 25:1–7).

Across the earth, houses of prayer and churches alike are seeking skilled singers, musicians, and worship leaders who know how to function as a team with a prophetic spirit, and who are grounded in the Word of God and empowered to declare the beauty of Jesus.