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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”!

Music Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarships for first-year students are available for:

  • Piano and Organ
  • Voice
  • Brass and Woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba)
  • Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, guitar)
  • Percussion
  • Composition

Students who are awarded a music scholarship are usually required to take private lessons in the area of the award and participate in an appropriate faculty-directed ensemble for the duration of their scholarships (some exceptions apply).

The Calvin College Music Department offers a wide variety of scholarships for first year students, transfer students and continuing students. Please browse the tabs below to find the appropriate information applicable to your circumstances, as the processes vary. For information about other music and non-music scholarships available at Calvin College, please visit our Financial Aid Office.

Please note: The total of all Calvin scholarships and grants may not exceed the cost of tuition, including the Calvin Dependent Tuition Waiver as well as named and departmental scholarships administered by Calvin and general college scholarships. A student is still eligible to apply and receive a music scholarship, but it may result in no monetary benefit.

More information coming soon!