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Studying music opens doors.

When you study music at Calvin, opportunities open.

Collaborate with film students to compose a documentary soundtrack in a high-tech lab. Perform a gospel song in front of a packed audience. Travel the world with a music ensemble, forging lifelong bonds with creative musicians. And take the lead in organizing events and planning conversations among Calvin’s artistic community.

You can do all that and more in one of the most flexible, versatile programs on campus. Your talent will be ignited by new challenges and creative influences. Your confidence will grow. You’ll discover insights into your creator. And you can bring all that into your life after graduation, whether you conduct a world-famous orchestra or sing in your community’s choir.

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Scholarships for musicians of all types

Take advantage of one of the most comprehensive scholarship programs on campus. Music scholarships are available even if you’re not a music major!

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Ensembles for everyone

Calvin’s wide array of music ensembles are open to everyone, whether you’re a music major or not. Do you have a passion for jazz? Orchestra? Gospel music? Find an outlet for your skills.

Scholarships for musicians of all types

As a music major, you can draw on a vast range of financial aid. Learn more »

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