Do you love music? The Music Department offers lessons, ensembles, and courses for beginners and experienced musicians alike, in styles ranging from Gregorian chant to Gospel. Courses in theory, history, ethnomusicology, jazz, composition, and performance have interdisciplinary links to many other departments; with intense faculty mentoring, music majors develop strong career opportunities in these and many other fields. Come explore our world-class instrument collection, and sample some of the 100-plus events we host each year!


Music faculty perform sonatas by Franck, Beethoven, and Debussy.

Ellen Fullman building a 53-foot long instrument for workshops and performance in Grinnell's Main Hall Quad Dining Hall.