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Parking and Access Bucksbaum Center for the Arts is located at the corner of Park Street and 6th Avenue. On-street parking is available on the east side of Park Street between 5th and 8th Avenues and in visitor spots around campus. Accessible parking is available in the cul-de-...

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The Music Major at Grinnell College: What current majors & recent alumni have to say My brain was made to do mathematics.  But I do music theory instead because it is more fun for me, . . . and because the results of academic study [in music] can have an instantly tangible...
Joining a Music Department ensemble is an enjoyable, hands-on way of exploring music you might not encounter in any other way, guided by faculty who are experts in the field. It can provide you with an experience that is intellectually stimulating, aesthetically rewarding, and...

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IOWA FLUTE FESTIVAL 2013: Saturday February 23 FLUTE OUT OF THE BOX: New Paths for the 21st-Century Flutist Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College If you want to put an exact address into your GPS, Bucksbaum Fine Arts Center is located at 1108 Park St. in Grinnell....
IOWA FLUTE FESTIVAL 2013: Saturday February 23 FLUTE OUT OF THE BOX: New Paths for the 21st-Century Flutist Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College If you want to put an exact address into your GPS, Bucksbaum Fine Arts Center is located at 1108 Park St. in Grinnell....
If you’ve got a few minutes, you can take a whirlwind tour of the world’s musical instruments by visiting Grinnell’s World Music Instrument Collection in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. There, you’ll find instruments as diverse as the tarka flute from the Andes, the djembe...
In conjunction with the world premiere of Cynthia Folio's "Winds for Change: Concerto for Two Flutes, Strings, and Percussion," to be performed with the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra on November 15, a panel of artists and scientists will discuss the critical challenge that...
In conjunction with the world premiere of Cynthia Folio's "Winds for Change: Concerto for Two Flutes, Strings, and Percussion," to be performed with the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra on November 15, a panel of artists and scientists will discuss the critical challenge that...
Artists@Grinnell welcomes artist-in-residence Stelios Manousakis for a two-week residency February 15–28, 2015. Stelios Manousakis (Crete, Greece, 1980) is a composer, performer, sound artist, and researcher. He operates across the convergence zones of art, science, and...
Sign Up for Audition  Grinnell Singers Auditions: Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, room 152Monday, August 25, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm;Tuesday, August 26, 3:30-5:00 pm;Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm Thursday, 4:15-6:00 pm; 7:00-9:00 pmFriday 4:15-6:00 pm All returning students are...
  Music majors and non-majors can take advantage of music scholarships for free or discounted private music lessons. The Music Department offers beginning to advanced lessons in voice and more than two dozen instruments. Students learn from professional musicians, including...
  Music majors and non-majors can take advantage of music scholarships for free or discounted private music lessons. The Music Department offers beginning to advanced lessons in voice and more than two dozen instruments. Students learn from professional musicians, including...
Grinnell’s own Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music, was the fortepiano soloist for the Des Moines Symphony's Beyond the Score performances of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.   The performance recieved critical praise from critic Michael Morain, who offered a "High Five for...
Grinnell’s own Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music, was the fortepiano soloist for the Des Moines Symphony's Beyond the Score performances of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.   The performance recieved critical praise from critic Michael Morain, who offered a "High Five for...
  On Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. the Grinnell Oratorio Society will join the Grinnell Singers in performing a concert titled “As We Remember Them,” a selection of choral works accompanied by string orchestra. The program, which will take place in the Bucksbaum Center's Sebring-...
  On Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. the Grinnell Oratorio Society will join the Grinnell Singers in performing a concert titled “As We Remember Them,” a selection of choral works accompanied by string orchestra. The program, which will take place in the Bucksbaum Center's Sebring-...
*/ The Grinnell Singers, the premier choir of Grinnell College in Iowa, will perform in six Midwest cities during a spring concert tour that runs from March 14-20. All of the concerts are open to the public. Each concert will include a repertoire of music spanning five...
*/ The Grinnell Singers, the premier choir of Grinnell College in Iowa, will perform in six Midwest cities during a spring concert tour that runs from March 14-20. All of the concerts are open to the public. Each concert will include a repertoire of music spanning five...
  The Grinnell Singers will perform a series of March concerts in Iowa and California as part of a spring break tour. The 40-voice ensemble will present an evening of distinctive choral music that includes the elevated sounds of English cathedral music by John Sheppard, the...
Linda Pereksta joined the faculty of The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as Assistant Professor of Flute in 2009. Prior to coming here, she taught at The University of Mississippi and Tulane University. She currently holds the position of Piccolo with the Madison Symphony...
Linda Pereksta joined the faculty of The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as Assistant Professor of Flute in 2009. Prior to coming here, she taught at The University of Mississippi and Tulane University. She currently holds the position of Piccolo with the Madison Symphony...
Internationally acclaimed flutist Nina Assimakopouloshas been hailed as "...a marvel!" (Münchner Merkur), and a versatile virtuoso with a "dramatic sense of pacing" who demonstrates "not just perfect technique and total breath control but supreme intelligent, elegant phrasing;...
Internationally acclaimed flutist Nina Assimakopouloshas been hailed as "...a marvel!" (Münchner Merkur), and a versatile virtuoso with a "dramatic sense of pacing" who demonstrates "not just perfect technique and total breath control but supreme intelligent, elegant phrasing;...
The Lyra Baroque Orchestra, a professional period-instrument ensemble from Minneapolis, will join forces with the Grinnell Singers to perform Handel’s Esther. The Performance The concert will start at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Although the concert is free...
The Lyra Baroque Orchestra, a professional period-instrument ensemble from Minneapolis, will join forces with the Grinnell Singers to perform Handel’s Esther. The Performance The concert will start at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in Sebring-Lewis Hall. Although the concert is free...
  John Christian Rommereim Professor of Music Blanche Johnson Professor of Music The professorship was established in 1997 by Harold B. Johnson Jr. in memory of his aunt, Blanche Johnson, who was a small town piano teacher, educated at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. It was...
Monday, January 26, 2015, 7pm, Sebring Lewis Hall at Grinnell College's Bucksbaum Center for the Arts RSVP here The Oratorio Society is open to all – students, faculty, staff, townspersons - to get together on Mondays and have a good time singing tuneful, spirited music. Music...
Join the Grinnell College Symphonic Band and Frank Battisti in an free public open rehearsal and seminar beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. The seminar begins at 8 p.m. Frank Leon Battisti is director emeritus of the New...
Join the Grinnell College Symphonic Band and Frank Battisti in an free public open rehearsal and seminar beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Sebring-Lewis Hall, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts. The seminar begins at 8 p.m. Frank Leon Battisti is director emeritus of the New...
Los Llaneros Concert: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Herrick Chapel (with Grinnell Singers and Grinnell High School Choir) Los Llaneros performs music rarely heard outside of Latin America, and is known for its energetic and haunting melodies of the Colombian-Venezuelan plains. Co-founder...
You know that to play, study, and love music requires more than just a passing interest. 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...
Making Music Happen Symposium: Working in the Music Industry Post-GrinnellThursday-Friday, March 6-7, 2014A Grinnellink Event About the Symposium More than perhaps any other in recent history, the music industry has engaged in the act of reshaping and redesigning itself. The...
Anthony Perman asks his first-year students to question music and beauty: What does it mean to say music is beautiful? Can Chinese opera, American country music, and Zimbabwean spirit possession drumming all be beautiful? Does musical beauty thus vary from one society to the...
Anthony Perman asks his first-year students to question music and beauty: What does it mean to say music is beautiful? Can Chinese opera, American country music, and Zimbabwean spirit possession drumming all be beautiful? Does musical beauty thus vary from one society to the...
Pacifica String Quartet will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Bucksbaum Sebring-Lewis Hall. The quartet offered a master class at Grinnell College earlier in the week. The group regularly performs in the world’s major concert halls and was the...
Pacifica String Quartet will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Bucksbaum Sebring-Lewis Hall. The quartet offered a master class at Grinnell College earlier in the week. The group regularly performs in the world’s major concert halls and was the...
Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music, will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin: A Memorial to Friends Killed in the Great War” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. This free concert will take place in the Faulconer Gallery. Ravel, a 20th century French composer,...
Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music, will perform Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin: A Memorial to Friends Killed in the Great War” at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. This free concert will take place in the Faulconer Gallery. Ravel, a 20th century French composer,...
  PipeScreams Spooktacular: 9-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, Herrick Chapel. Looking for something scary and musical to go with your Halloween treats? How about some spooky organ music in a dimly lit church under the dark of an October night? On Halloween, join organists Carl...
Listen to the Marsh Chapel Choir perform music professor John Rommereim’s new piece for mixed choir, “And Glory Shone Around.” The choir premiered the work on Dec. 13. Their Dec. 16 performance was broadcast live on 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, and is available on the...
Listen to the Marsh Chapel Choir perform music professor John Rommereim’s new piece for mixed choir, “And Glory Shone Around.” The choir premiered the work on Dec. 13. Their Dec. 16 performance was broadcast live on 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, and is available on the...
Music 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...
Music 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...
The Grinnell Singers will present their spring concert under the direction of guest conductor Scott Jarrett on Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in Sebring-Lewis Hall.  Scott Jarrett is one of the country’s leading choral conductors.  He is Director of Choral Activities at Boston...
Two different productions of Eugene O’Neill’s 1921 play Anna Christie will be performed Oct. 9–12, offering an opportunity to juxtapose the musical and theatrical traditions of China and the United States. The award-winning Ningbo Yong Opera Troupe from Ningbo, China, will visit...
The Russian department invites the Grinnell community to our annual Slavic Coffeehouse at 5:30–7 p.m. Saturday, February 21, in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center Room 101. A wide variety of sweet and savory Slavic foods prepared by Russian department faculty and students will be...
One class of Grinnell students is taking advantage of a unique opportunity: composing music for a Grammy-winning vocal ensemble. Roomful of Teeth will present a performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27 in Sebring-Lewis Hall. It will be the premiere of several works by students of...
In one month over the summer, the average person might get through a novel or two. Joe Engleman ’14 (pictured) wrote one. Both he and Gavin Warnock ’14, a physics/studio art major, were accepted to the Emerging Artist Residency at Grin City Collective. Grin City sits on a 320-...
Each Topics in Music and Culture course — also known as Music 201 — provides a detailed study of the relationship between music and a particular aspect of culture, such as ritual, language, technology, politics, gender, or mythology.  This fall, the topics include: Music and...
Each Topics in Music and Culture course — also known as Music 201 — provides a detailed study of the relationship between music and a particular aspect of culture, such as ritual, language, technology, politics, gender, or mythology.  This fall, the topics include: Music and...
*/ Grinnell College's 26-voice Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir will perform in four cities during a spring concert tour that runs from March 14-18. The concerts, which are free and open to the public, will take place at: 5 p.m. Saturday, March 14 Cleaves Temple CME Church...
Grinnell College is sponsoring a workshop featuring listening meditations of the prairie and a lecture on soundscape studies at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Faulconer Gallery. The event is free and open to the public. The workshop, titled “Prairie Listening and the...
Grinnell College is sponsoring a workshop featuring listening meditations of the prairie and a lecture on soundscape studies at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Faulconer Gallery. The event is free and open to the public. The workshop, titled “Prairie Listening and the...
The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Jacques Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" will be streamed live in high-definition at noon Saturday, Jan. 31, in Harris Center Cinema. In this wild, kaleidoscopic production, tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of Hoffmann in...

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Grinnell College has partnered with New York City’s Metropolitan Opera to offer the final three shows of the 2011-12 season “Live in HD” at the Harris Center Cinema on the Grinnell campus. Each show will be preceded by a half-hour opera talk by Jennifer Williams Brown, associate...
Eugene Gaub, associate professor of music at Grinnell College, will perform Maurice Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin: A Memorial to Friends Killed in the Great War" at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. This free concert will take place in the Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center...
World-renowned opera star and Iowa native Simon Estes will present and perform at Grinnell College during a two-day residency, Nov. 2-3. The internationally known bass-baritone will perform on Wed., Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The Grinnell...
World-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at Grinnell College, Thurs., Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell campus. The New Orleans jazz band—tuba, trombone, drums, trumpet, piano, clarinet and saxophone—derives its name from the venerable music...
The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, a 30-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 20-25, in churches in Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas-Ft. Worth, as part of a spring break tour. The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir,...
The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, a 32-voice choral ensemble from Grinnell College, will present concerts, March 18-24, in churches in Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, and Houston, Tex., as part of a spring break tour. The Young, Gifted and Black Gospel Choir, open to...
GRINNELL, IA.—Grinnell College’s Young, Gifted, and Black Gospel Choir will present public concerts, March 20-23, in St. Paul and Milwaukee as part of a spring break tour. The choir’s concert repertoire, directed by Barry Jones, will include traditional gospel and contemporary...

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Sebring-Lewis Hall, opened in 1999, seats 338 people in a 4,050 square-foot space. It is the home of most music department performances and numerous guest artist events. One of the first ensembles to perform in the hall, the American String Quartet, described it as "one of the...
Sebring-Lewis Hall, opened in 1999, seats 338 people in a 4,050 square-foot space. It is the home of most music department performances and numerous guest artist events. One of the first ensembles to perform in the hall, the American String Quartet, described it as "one of the...

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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...
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...

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