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.

While 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.

Why study music at Goshen College?

Here are just a few reasons:

  1. World-class facilities: Your music studies will be held in the Music Center, a beautiful concert facility known for its world-class acoustics (as good as Carnegie Hall), great visiting artists and audiences who have a passion for music.
  2. Unique ensembles: Make music with others in on of our many musical ensembles, such as the Men’s ChorusWomen’s World Music Choir, Chamber Choir, All-Campus BandSymphony Orchestra or Lavender Jazz (big band).
  3. Performance opportunities abound: Our music program offers numerous opportunities to perform. All music majors perform recitals both sophomore and senior years. You can also compete to perform a solo with the orchestra at the annual concerto-aria competition.
  4. Great scholarships available: Music scholarships are available by audition, up to $10,000!
  5. Choices for focusing: As a music student, you can concentrate in music performance, music education, music in worship and piano pedagogy.
  6. Liberal arts approach: GC educates the whole person while encouraging a high level of performance from each musician. We enthusiastically support students studying outside of music through additional majors/minors and being involved in other extra-curriculars.

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Goshen College Symphony Orchestra to give spring ‘pops’ concert April 17

The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Christopher Fashun, will present its spring concert in Sauder Concert Hall on Friday, April 17, 2015. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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April 14 Afternoon Sabbatical offers ‘pops’ concert preview

Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music and conductor of the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, will present a preview of the Spring Pops Concert during the Afternoon Sabbatical series on Tuesday, April 14, at 1 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Annual EARTHTONES concert offers mosaic of musical cultures

Goshen College choirs will present a mosaic of musical offerings during the 11th annual EARTHTONES choral concert on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.

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Sauder Concert Hall Live Stream

The Music Center and Music Department are live-streaming many concerts and events.

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Goshen College choirs to perform Verdi’s Requiem with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Chorus

Sauder Concert Hall will resound with Giuseppe Verdi’s mighty Requiem Mass on Sunday, March 22, 2015 as more than 150 singers from Goshen College and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus combine with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, under the baton of Andrew Constantine. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center.

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Beverly Lapp

Beverly Lapp

Professor of Music, Core Chair

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Solomia Soroka

Solomia Soroka

Professor of Music

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Matthew Hill

Matthew Hill

Professor of Music

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Debra Brubaker

Debra Brubaker

Professor of Music

Scott Hochstetler

Scott Hochstetler

Associate Professor of Music

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Christopher Fashun

Christopher Fashun

Assistant Professor of Music

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