Student playing instrument during Mark Laver, Assistant Professor of Music Rehearsal

Music Department

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!

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For Vincent Kelley ’16 and Omri Benami ’16, making music is about engaging with many different disciplines. The Grinnell approach to music allows them to meaningfully dive into the complexity of the history and context of the music they play.

Department News

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Naxos Music Library World Database

Naxos Music Library World offers a wide range of World music, from legendary historical musical performances…

Audition for Grinnell Singers! Fall 2018

Whether you're a new or returning student, find out how to audition for the Grinnell Singers this fall.

Grinnell Singers and Oratorio Society to Perform Tribute to Immigrants

April 14 performance in Marshalltown will celebrate the work of a legal clinic serving immigrants and refugees.
Sep. 29

Grinnell Symphony Orchestra Performance

Bucksbaum 104 - Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2 – 3:30pm
Sep. 29

Grinnell Singers in Concert

Bucksbaum 104 - Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:30 – 8:30pm
Oct. 11

Faculty Showcase Concert

Herrick Chapel
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:30 – 9pm
Oct. 16

Guitar and Flute Master Class

Bucksbaum 152 - Lawson Lecture Hall
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 4:15 – 5:30pm

Department Information

(641) 269-4420

Bucksbaum Center for the Arts
1108 Park St
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States