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

Jory Vinikour

Visiting Baroque Trio to Present Recital on Saturday, Feb. 16

Two-time Grammy®-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, mezzo-soprano Suzanne Lommler, and cellist Craig Trompeter will present a recital of baroque music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in Sebring-Lewis Hall.
Artistic rendering of fenceline in a field with ray of light

Concert to Feature Oratorio about Matthew Shepard on Sunday, Dec. 9

The Grinnell Oratorio Society and the Grinnell Singers will present the Iowa premiere of the complete Considering Matthew Shepard oratorio by Craig Hella Johnson at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, in Sebring-Lewis Hall in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts.
Brian Cavanagh-Strong ’09 on a beach

Symphony Concert to Feature World Premiere of Alumnus’s Orchestration

The Symphony Orchestra’s concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Sebring-Lewis Hall will feature the world premiere performance of the orchestral version of A Gardener, composed by Brian Cavanagh-Strong ’09.
Wed
Feb. 20

Grinnell Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bucksbaum 104 - Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:30 – 9pm
Thu
Feb. 21

Iowa Flute Festival

Bucksbaum 104 - Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 12 – 3:30pm
Thu
Feb. 21

Iowa Flute Festival

Bucksbaum 104 - Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6 – 9pm
Fri
Feb. 22

Iowa Flute Festival

Bucksbaum 104 - Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda, Bucksbaum 100 - Rotunda
Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:30 – 9pm

Department Information

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