Begin main content

Facilities

Academics / Departments & Programs / Visual and Performing Arts / About Us / Facilities

  • Instruments
    Pianos

    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.

    Organs
    The 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

    Harpsichords

    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.

    String 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 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.

    Handbells

    Calvin owns a five-octave set of Malmark handbells and three octaves of choirchimes.

Take the next step:

SOCIAL MEDIA

The latest sights & sounds | #calvinuniversity

Female student wading in Plaster Creek, examining a sample of water, holding it up to the sky.

ACADEMIC OPTIONS

With over 100 majors and programs, you’re bound to find something you love.

Browse by category

× CLOSE DRAWER
A dramatic view looking up at the Calvin's Crossing bridge, with a perfect blue sky overhead.

Apply to Calvin

It all starts here! We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All completed applications receive equal consideration.

Start your journey × CLOSE DRAWER
A female and male student walking side by side down the Calvin's Crossing bridge, conversing with each other.

Visit Calvin

Find the visit option that works best for you and get a taste for life at Calvin!

Browse Visit Options Launch the virtual tour × CLOSE DRAWER
Students huddled around, lighting sparklers with a beautiful evening sky behind them.

Request Info

Learn why Calvin’s dedication to faith and discovery have earned it the rank of #3 among regional midwest universities.

Loading...
× CLOSE DRAWER
Graduates in their robes, tossing their caps high into the air, laughing.

Costs & Financial Aid

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

Explore financial aid & Scholarships How much does Calvin cost? × CLOSE DRAWER
Top