Music At Goshen

Our Mission

The Goshen College music department cultivates excellence in musical performance, pedagogy and scholarship. We believe musical expression is a human manifestation of the divine creative impulse and, as such, serves as a window into the individual soul, a bridge between human beings and a means of shared religious experience.

The music department is committed to the core values of Goshen College. A life that is Christ-centered is implicit in our belief that all musical expression is a gift from God. The study of music prepares for a life of passionate learning in that it places equal demands on knowledge, technical skill, and expressive capabilities. The music department plays a unique role in developing servant leaders through requiring our students to master the arts of teaching, performing and conducting, all skills that empower self and others. We believe in the power of music to develop noble human beings, connected to Goshen College’s mission to train compassionate peacemakers. Inasmuch as the study of music theory, history, literature, and pedagogy requires an awareness of diverse cultures and worldviews, we embrace the aim to develop students who are responsible global citizens.