The music department at Dordt College seeks to train young musicians for lives of God-glorifying service as competent and insightful performers, educators, and church musicians.
Of the 1,400 students that attend Dordt College, close to 300 are members of music ensembles and take private music lessons, while approximately 30 students choose music as a major.
Graduates from Dordt have distinguished themselves as graduate students in the finest conservatories and universities and as successful music educators and church musicians.
Indeed, when it comes to providing an outstanding music education at a Christian liberal arts college, the Dordt College Music Department may be one of mid-America’s best-kept secrets.
An exceptional faculty of three full-time and 20 adjunct professors provide instruction to both majors and non-majors.
The instrumental and vocal ensembles at Dordt College have built a reputation for exciting and innovative performances with yearly tours throughout the United States and Canada.
Three organs—including one of the largest Casavant organs in the Midwest—provide organists with instruments that are second to none, while a large collection of pianos, including a Disklavier and a Clavinova piano lab, serve piano students.
The Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra also provides advanced students with a valuable ensemble experience with their pre-professional training. Many of Dordt’s adjunct faculty perform as principal players in the orchestra.
Music majors and non-majors participate in a wide variety of small ensemble, community, and church performances in addition to those ensembles provided by Dordt. Many Dordt students provide area school children with private lessons, and several churches rely on the professional services of Dordt College organ students and choir directors.
If you are a gifted high school student and are serious about putting your musical talents to work in college, be sure to check out Dordt’s scholarship possibilities.
An internal site containing additional updated information and links is available for Dordt College Music Students.