Academics / Departments & Programs / Music / Majors & Programs Music Major—Composition

Degree Overview

You create because you’re hardwired by a creative God. Make your ideas a reality by joining a community that will challenge you, inspire you, and give you the tools to achieve your aspirations.

Sharpen your skills to a razor edge in music labs, classrooms, and live performances. Use instruments, sounds, and musical insight from all around the world to make music of all kinds. Learn the musical vocabulary to speak hope and renewal to a beauty-starved world.

Program Distinctives

A perfectly-sized program - Join a program that balances opportunity and community. Calvin’s music program has the nurturing environment of a small school and the wide-ranging musical opportunities of a big one.
Take the stage - See your work brought to life for your friends, peers, and professors. Imagine your work being performed for the entire Calvin community at Rangeela, in a worship gathering, or as part of a recital series.
State-of-the-art tools - Work with cutting-edge tools in custom-built creative environments. You’ll be among the first to craft music in the new music lab. Access a composer’s arsenal, including high-caliber keyboards and the latest composition software.
Financial support - Draw on financial aid from a robust music scholarship program—one of the most comprehensive scholarship programs on campus.

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