Member of the Division of Humanities Jennifer Brown, Chair The Grinnell music curriculum presents opportunities for introductory, intermediate, and advanced studies in each of three areas: performance, historical/cultural studies, and composition/theory/technology. Music majors take coursework in all three areas and, through intensive mentoring with faculty advisers, develop an area of emphasis that reflects individual interests and goals. Most majors complete a capstone senior project, in which they are challenged to make an original contribution to knowledge and creativity in their area of emphasis while demonstrating the skills they have acquired for writing, speaking, and thinking critically about music. The Department offers performance ensembles, private lesson options, and courses that engage a large portion of the student body. Ensembles and lessons are open equally to all Grinnell students, regardless of major. An extensive collection of musical instruments is available for performance and study. Music Department facilities include specialized practice and rehearsal spaces, computer and multimedia labs, and Sebring-Lewis Hall, which hosts musical events for the campus and community.