Music at Grand Valley
Bachelor of Music Education (BME) | Bachelor of Music (BM) | Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA) | Music Minor
Welcome to Music at Grand Valley. Our program is housed in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, which is a center for artistic excellence in musical performance, teaching, and scholarship. We offer curricula leading to three Bachelors degrees, as well as a minor option and a Piano Pedagogy Certificate. As an undergraduate-only program, our students have greater opportunities to learn and perform, and our small class sizes allow students to engage directly with our faculty members, who are committed to understanding and encouraging each student's unique talent and needs.
Whether you are looking to major or minor in music, participate in an ensemble, or attend one of our many music events, Music at Grand Valley welcomes you.
Music at GVSU offers curricula leading to the B.A., B.M., and B.M.E. degrees, as well as a Music Minor and Piano Pedagogy Certificate. These programs present music in the context of a broad liberal education, provide a course of study for the exceptionally gifted student who is interested in performance, composition, music technology, private studio teaching, or further graduate study, and prepares both vocal and instrumental students for careers in elementary and secondary school teaching. Additionally, the faculty is committed to providing cultural enrichment to students in all departments and to serving the university community by providing appropriate musical support for all facets of academic life. Grand Valley State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Our performance ensembles provide various opportunities for majors and minors to hone their skills, and for non-majors to incorporate music into their college career. Click on any of the images below to find out more about the different ensembles at Grand Valley State.
Photo by Kendra Stanley-Mills
GVNext Story on University Arts Chorale's "A Ukrainian Prayer" Performance
"We wanted to use our craft and art form to try to have the most positive response we could," said Wallace, assistant professor of music education. "It was an opportunity for us to work to make something beautiful so we can give it away."
Photo by Kendra Stanley-Mills of Dr. Dan Graser
GVNext Story on Dr. Dan Graser's CHOPS Series
"This is certainly not an instrument that can rest on its laurels. As a contemporary saxophonist you need to have that light bulb moment, otherwise you are not pushing yourself as much as you should be."
GVNext featured Dr. Dan Graser and his saxophone pedagogy book series CHOPS. The series focuses on "updating the methods and techniques for players to a contemporary level.
The Music Program is part of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance belongs to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a student-centered and diverse learning community that engages in critical inquiry, extending knowledge to enrich and enliven individual and public life. Learn more at gvsu.edu/clas/.
Grand Valley State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
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