Music celebrates life in God’s good world and reflects our relationship to God and his creation. Whether music is your specialty or hobby, we’ll help you develop gifts that will let you enjoy music even more and serve others through it. We’ll teach you to shape sounds and words in response to God’s call to develop every part of that world.

Dordt’s music program is large enough to offer a variety of performance opportunities, courses, and lessons taught by specialists in their fields; it is small enough for faculty members to get to know each student as they nurture each person’s musical growth.

An average of 300 students—more than 20 percent of the student body—annually participate in one or more musical groups. We offer more performance opportunities than most colleges of our size.

Our exceptional faculty are passionately committed to their work and to educating young people to go out and serve Christ in their personal and communal lives. We work with professional musicians from regional orchestras who offer individual lessons and help lead small ensembles. Renowned guest artists frequently commend the quality of our B.J. Haan Auditorium.

If you are considering a music major, you can best prepare yourself for college-level work by being involved in a band, orchestra, or choir and by taking music classes and private lessons in piano, organ, an instrument, or voice.