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

Music

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

Audition for Grinnell Singers! Fall 2019

Auditions for the Grinnell Singers new members taking place Aug. 26–30. Returning members Aug. 29–30.
Isabelle Demers

Virtuoso Organist to Perform Concert on Saturday, April 6

Isabelle Demers, who is rapidly becoming recognized as one of North America's most virtuosic organists, will perform a concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, in Herrick Chapel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the chapel’s historic organ.
The Grinnell Singers

The Grinnell Singers to Perform Concerts in 4 States During Spring Tour

The Grinnell Singers, the College's premier choir, will perform in five concerts during a spring concert tour of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa from March 16-21.
Sun
Sep. 15

MUS-101-04

Bucksbaum 104 - Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 4 – 5:30pm
Tue
Sep. 17

Daniel Velasco Flute Master Class

Bucksbaum 152 - Lawson Lecture Hall
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4:15 – 6pm
Tue
Sep. 17

Daniel Velasco Flute Recital

Bucksbaum 104 - Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:30 – 9pm
Thu
Sep. 19

Davie Rothenberg Clarinet Concert

Bucksbaum 104 - Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7:30 – 9pm

Department Information

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(641) 269-4420

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

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