Student practicing celloMusic expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. — Victor Hugo

Want to improve your ability to speak with the “universal language?”  Grinnell offers music scholarships for free or discounted private music lessons.

About the Lessons

Each semester, the Music Department offers weekly beginning to advanced lessons in voice and more than two dozen instruments.

Students learn from professional musicians, including members of the Des Moines Symphony and Orchestra Iowa, and have the use of College-owned instruments and practice facilities in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.

About the Scholarships

Declared music majors may take unlimited free lessons of any type. 

All non-majors are entitled to one scholarship per semester worth $290, which covers 75% of the fee for 30-minute lessons, or 44% of the fee for 60-minute lessons.

Outstanding members of selected ensembles receive one-year Curd Ensemble Scholarships that cover 100 percent of the fee for 30-minute lessons or 60 percent of the fee for 60-minute lessons. Recipients are obligated to participate in a designated ensemble for one year.

To take advantage of the scholarships, students must sign up for lessons before the deadline to drop and add courses.

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