- Music Education — Our music education program is designed to prepare students to become passionate and innovative educators who lead, engage, and mentor students. The faculty’s own passion for learning and teaching music pushes students to develop the gifts that God has given them to be teachers and musicians. Music education students may choose to specialize in elementary music or in leading high school band or choir departments, or anything in between.
- Performance and Pedagogy — Our music performance and pedagogy program prepares students for careers in performance and for teaching in a specific performing area (voice, piano, organ, or other instruments). A student's individual performance skills are honed through the many opportunities available for accompanying and participating in large ensembles and collaborative chamber music performances, as well as solo recitals. Many of our students are able to practice teaching in their specific field because area families often ask Dordt student musicians to give private music lessons to their children.
- Music Management — In our music management program, students gain insight and experience in business. Their classes, accompanied by internship possibilities, help students grow in their understanding of and ability to communicate about music. The music management program equips students with interpersonal skills and leadership skills, as well as the knowledge that is essential for management positions within professional music organizations.
- Church Music — Our church music major prepares students by developing their God-given talents for servant leadership in churches as organists, pianists, or directors of ensembles. Church music students gain first-hand experience by working with local congregations and internships.
- General Music — For the student possessing a general passion for music and the desire for an open-ended music degree, our general music program is a perfect fit. Through the general music program students will gain a broad education in the history, theory, composition, and performance of music. Ample opportunities are available for growth in knowledge and appreciation of music.
- Performance Minor — Our music performance minor is an excellent avenue for students wanting to pursue a non-music major like computer science or digital media production while still achieving high performance levels. Students gain musical insight and skills applicable in churches and other venues through music classes and participation in campus ensembles, in addition to a professional solo recital. This minor will help you grow as a musical servant who gives your talents for God’s glory.
- General Music Minor — If you have a love for music but do not want to major in it, our general music minor is a good option. The general music minor allows students to learn more about music and its history and theory, and it provides the opportunity to cultivate God-given talents outside the more rigorous music major.