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Welcome to The Department of Music at Calvin College. The ability to make music is one of God’s choicest gifts to His people. Music enriches our lives, rouses our emotions, and stimulates our intellect. At Calvin College, there are many opportunities for you to use your musical gifts to “make a joyful noise!"

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Prof. Kim leads piano pedagogy seminar in Indonesia


Prof. Kim This past January, Dr. Hyesook Kim and her colleague, Dr. Mary Scanlan, lead a piano pedagogy seminar in Bandung, Indonesia, at the invitation of Calvin Music Department alumna Airin Efferin (class of '09). Drs. Kim and Scanlan opened the five-day event with a duo recital at the French Cultural Center in Bandung, and then gave a series of daily lectures, masterclasses and private lessons. Some fifty-five piano teachers from Bandung, Jakarta, and Surabaya attended, and at the conclusion of the seminar, select participants performed a concert. “I was especially proud of our graduate, Airin Efferin, who demonstrates excellent leadership in music for her community. She did a brilliant job organizing our seminar, which required tremendous effort and attention to detail, from beginning to end. Airin also directs a music academy with fourteen teachers and 200 students, conducts a small orchestra for her church, and is an active solo and chamber music performer.”

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Apply for a Music Scholarship

Missed the first deadline? Be sure to apply by June 1.

Music Scholarship 2015The ability to make music is one of God’s choicest gifts to His people. Music enriches our lives, rouses our emotions, and stimulates our intellect. At Calvin College there are many opportunities for you to use your musical gifts to “make a joyful noise”!

Scholarships for first-year students are available for piano, organ, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion and composition.

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