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Degree Overview

Graduate with broad musical skills, confidence in your abilities, and expertise in your specific interests. Calvin has the kinds of wide-ranging opportunities that big schools have—plus a community that will know you and encourage you to excel.

While you’re mastering your craft, you’re also being equipped for the future. Calvin music major graduates go on to study music in graduate school and perform as professional musicians. They also work in many fields, like computer programming, communication, law, and medicine.

That’s because at Calvin, you’ll learn how to combine creativity and precision—in classrooms, in worship, in live performances. You’ll be ready to lead, whether at the conductor’s stand or in a totally different field.

Program Distinctives

A vibrant community - Delve into a deep, joyful, artistic community where students take the lead. From music festivals to student ensembles to worship services, you’ll create and perform alongside people who love music as much as you do.
Become world-ready - When you graduate with a music degree from Calvin, you’ll have a resume packed with ensembles, recitals, and theater productions—practical experiences employers are looking for.
Versatile academics - Pursue a flexible major that complements any other field. The music major is designed specifically to let you double major in music and another discipline.
Financial support for your music - Draw on a vast range of music scholarships. You’ll find scholarships and financial aid for music students of all types.

Degree Information


Scholarships for musicians of all types

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You can afford a Calvin education.

You’ve heard a lot about the high cost of a university education. But a Calvin education is much more affordable than you think. Most Calvin students pay far below the sticker price—and graduate with less debt than you might expect.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Calvin as a Best Midwest Regional University for 2022.

A reputation for excellence.

There’s a reason Calvin gets top marks from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and more. Calvin graduates are in demand at grad schools, med schools, and careers in every field.

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Families from all economic backgrounds—many just like yours—are making Calvin work. Scholarships, grants and loans are the tools that make Calvin possible.

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