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Music Minor

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Music Minor

Degree Overview

Grow in creativity, poise, and leadership as a music minor. You’ll study music from many different cultures and traditions, then delve deeper into elective courses that match your interests and goals.

Along the way, you’ll put what you learn into practice through private lessons and a seminar course that gives you experience performing for an audience. You’ll emerge with a rock-solid set of skills and the confidence to apply them in your career, worship, and community life.

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Program Distinctives

  Easy to add - If you’re part of a Calvin music ensemble, you’re already closer to a music minor than you think. The addition of a few classes can turn your musical side interest into another degree on your transcript.


  Financial support - Music scholarships aren’t just for music majors. As a music minor, you can take advantage of a wide range of scholarships for students of all types and interests.


  Fits any degree - Don’t set aside your musical interests and skills just because you want to major in a different field. The music minor fits neatly alongside any major.


  Real experiences - Plug into one of the most vibrant communities at Calvin. Between music festivals, concerts, theater productions, and more, you’ll find plenty of ways to exercise your musical talents while also building up practical experience that looks great on a resume.


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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! Learn more »

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

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