Center Art Gallery
- Since 1974, the Center Art Gallery has featured work by Calvin University students, faculty and alumni; plus exhibits by secular and religious artists of note.
- Experiment with different types of ceramics.
Community Garden (Hampshire Street)
- It's more than growing food; it's caring for God's creation, cultivating community, seeking justice.
- The drawing studio, located in the basement of the Spoelhof Center, is where you will create unique pieces of art.
- Paint to your heart's content.
The university owns pianos in the Covenat Fine Arts Center and around campus in dorm lobbies, the Field House, Commons, Gezon Auditorium, Spoelhof Center, Knollcrest Dining Hall, the Manor House, and the Seminary. Housed in the auditorium are two Steinway concert grands and a Bosendorfer concert grand. Practice rooms, studios, and classrooms are supplied with Steinway, Yamaha, and Boston upright pianos and Kawai electronic pianos for faculty and student use.
OrgansThe Bernard D. Zondervan Memorial Organ
The Bernard D. Zondervan Memorial Organ, housed in the Covenant Fine Arts Center auditorium, was built by Schlicker in 1966. The organ has 39 ranks, 32 stops, and tracker action.The DeWitt Family Organ The Studio Organ
Located in the Covenant Fine Arts Center 206.Practice Organs
Located in the Covenant Fine Arts Center, rooms 203 and 204 (rooms specifically reserved for organ practice).
The Becker Positive Organ
The university owns 2 harpsichords made by Keith Hill. The two-manual “French” harpsichord made in 1981 has three sources of strings, 8’, 8’, and 4’. The single-manual “Italian” harpsichord made in 1988, has four 8’ of strings, a buff stop and a transposing keyboard. To use the harpsichords for practice or recitals, students must get permission from Professor Tim Steele. As these instruments require more frequent tuning, studnets should inform the events manager as early as possible if a harpsichord will be needed in a recital.
Students who are members of a Calvin ensemble or take private lessons and do not own their own instruments may rent from the large supply of string instruments owned by the music program. There is no rental charge for the use of university-owned instruments although the student is responsibile for standard maintenance caused by daily wear and tear. Contact the music program for information on instrument loan.Llewellyn L. Cayvan String Instrument Scholarship:
Mr. and Mrs. Leo L. Cayvan were long-time supporters of the Calvin music program. In addition to funding several music scholarships, Mr. and Mrs. Cayvan donated an excellent collection of stringed instruments to Calvin. This collection includes a small number of professional-quality instruments that are made available to students as non-monetary scholarship awards. Incoming and returning students are eligible for these awards, which are based on achievement and need. The awards are renewable, pending review by a music faculty committee. Students who are awarded these [non-monetary] Llewellyn L. Cayvan Violin, Viola, Cello or String Bass Scholarships are expected to perform with the Calvin Orchestra and take private lessons. Click here for more information about Calvin's string program. The application form for this award can be found here or you may request a copy from the music program.
Wind, Brass, and Percussion Instruments
Students who are members of a Calvin ensemble or take private lessons and do not own their own instruments may rent from the large supply of wind, brass, and percussion instruments owned by the music program. There is no rental charge for the use of university-owned instruments although the student is responsibile for standard maintenance caused by daily wear and tear. Contact the music program for information on instrument loan.
Calvin owns a five-octave set of Malmark handbells and three octaves of choirchimes.
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