Grand Valley State University Music

Bachelor of Music (BM) | Bachelor of Music Education (BME) | Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA) | Music Minor

Laker Marching Band

Double Bass Player

Opera Theatre

Get to know GVSU Music:

2018 Grand Valley Wind Band Commission Competition Announced

One composer will be commissioned to compose a work for the Grand Valley State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The world premier will be given by the ensemble during the 2018-2019 concert season, during a residency of the winning composer. Learn more here.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble releases a CD!

Symphonic Wind Ensemble CD

You can find the Grand Valley State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble on iTunes and Amazon! Learn more here.

New Music Ensemble Releases Fourth CD

New Music Ensemble 2017-18

RETURN features music composed entirely by GVSU Music Alums. Purchase the CD on Amazon or iTunes. Learn more in this GVNow Article.

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Performing Arts Center gets new name and increased support!

The Grand Valley community celebrated the formal dedication of the newly renovated and expanded Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts on August 25 on the Allendale Campus.

The two-story, 47,000-square-foot, $20-million addition includes the Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theatre, an expanded theater costume shop, additional prop storage, new dressing rooms, two theater classrooms for costume design and fabrication, four music ensemble rooms and additional rehearsal spaces. The Haas Center also includes a classroom for students studying music education, an enlarged study space in the main lobby and multiple faculty offices.

Read more in the GVNow article.

Dedication ribbon cutting

Read the remarks given at the Dedication and Naming Ceremony from Department Chair, Dr. Danny Phipps, and current music student, Anna Petrenko here.

Learn about what it takes to win the Concerto Competition in this video!

Learn more about the Laker Marching Band here. The LMB is celebrating its 40th season!

New Music Ensemble Music Video: Processations by Marc Mellits.

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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.
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Page last modified March 28, 2018