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.

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Kathryn Schmidt to present solo piano recital on May 16

Goshen College and Community School of the Arts instructor of piano Dr. Kathryn Schmidt will present a solo piano recital in Rieth Recital Hall on Saturday, May 16. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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Beverly Lapp

Beverly Lapp

Professor of Music, Core Chair

Debra Brubaker

Debra Brubaker

Professor of Music

Matthew Hill

Matthew Hill

Professor of Music

Solomia Soroka

Solomia Soroka

Professor of Music

Jose Rocha

Jose Rocha

Associate Professor of Music

Scott Hochstetler

Scott Hochstetler

Associate Professor of Music

Marcia Yost

Marcia Yost

Adjunct Professor of Music


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