Music Major & Minor

Goshen College loves music. At GC, you’ll hear hymns sung in four-part harmony in chapel and on soccer field bleachers. When you enroll in GC’s supportive and rigorous music program, you’ll find that your classmates not only love to be surrounded with music, they are dedicated to mastering it.

Your music studies will be held in the Music Center, a concert facility known for its world-class acoustics. Sauder Concert Hall has been described as one of the top venues in the country. Rieth Recital Hall is home to an immaculate Taylor and Boody pipe organ complete with 1,600 resounding pipes. During your time as a music student, you’ll become well acquainted with performing in these esteemed halls whether with chamber music groups, large ensembles, or as a soloist. Our students grow their skills in community as members of our fine ensembles: All-Campus Band, Symphony Orchestra, Lavender Jazz, Men’s Chorus, Women’s World Music Choir, and Chamber Choir.

With our curriculum is rooted in the classical music tradition, at GC you will also experience world music, jazz, living composers, folk music and church music of many styles. Our faculty’s diverse expertise and breadth of knowledge will ensure that you excel in your primary instrument and area of concentration while deepening your knowledge and skills in music theory and history.

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Norell to present solo piano recital on Sept. 28

Community School of the Arts Piano Program Director Dr. Luke Norell will present a solo piano recital in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall on Sunday, Sept. 28. The recital will begin at 4 p.m.

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Kansas Bible Company Talks Life as a 12-Man Band - Billboard

Despite their name, the group known as the Kansas Bible Company is actually based in Nashville.

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Goshen College’s Women’s World Music Choir releases new CD

The Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir has released a new CD of world choral music, now available for purchase through the Goshen College Music Center main office.

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Pianist, cellist to perform in May 29 recital

Goshen College Community School of the Arts faculty members Brook Bennett, cello, and Luke Norell, piano, will present a recital in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall on Thursday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

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Spektral Quartet and Julien Labro return to Goshen to unveil new album

Spektral Quartet, one of the nation’s fastest-rising young string quartets and ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago, returns to Goshen with accordion and bandoneon phenom Julien Labro, playing a fun and fiery program of South American jazz and tangos. The concert is set for Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.

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