Music is a language that communicates to everyone — on the stage, in the classroom and beyond. Our mission is to foster a passion for music that speaks to the world.

Our program is recognized for its emphasis on training well-rounded musicians who will make a difference in their communities, whether they are performers, educators or people who simply want to share music with the world.

Learn what you can do with a degree in music

With a student-faculty ratio of 11:1, students receive personal attention in their studies, a characteristic unique to a department of this caliber.

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Chapel Choir, College Chorus, and the Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
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Concert-Aria Concert 2017
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Wind Ensemble April 21, 2017
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Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts Design Journey
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Orchestra April 15, 2016
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Dimnent Memorial Chapel Tour
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Behind The Scenes of Dimnent Memorial Chapel
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Construction Tour of Jack Miller Center for the Musical Arts
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Aerial View of construction of the Jack H. Miller Center
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Construction of The Jack H. Miller Center in 1 minute!
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Hope College Christmas Vespers 2015 (PBS)

SCHOLARSHIPS

We offer scholarships for incoming students based on auditions which take place in the fall and spring prior to your enrollment at Hope. Music department scholarships are given based on musical performance, academic achievement and leadership potential in the department. Recipients will be notified by mail in March. These awards range from $10,000–40,000 (over 4 years) and can be paired with merit scholarships.

Hope by the Numbers

  • 6Hands-on Experiences

    Our music education students have at least 6 hands-on experiential learning experiences before graduation.

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  • 130Number of Events

    During the 2015-2016 school year, the music department has hosted more than 130 events, ranging from concerts to masterclasses and clinics.

  • 224Ensemble Participation

    More than 200 students actively participated in our departmental ensembles during the 2015–2016 school year.

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  • 7.2Million pounds of Concrete

    The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts contains 7.2 million pounds of pre-cast concrete in its structure.

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Upcoming

  1. Jazz Mondays at Our Brewery

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    Jazz Mondays at Our Brewery
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    Our Brewery
    Jazz Mondays at Our Brewery 6:00 pm - Our Brewery
  2. Chamber Music by Two, Three and Four

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    The Department of Music at Hope College will present “Chamber Music by Two, Three and Four,” featuring a duo, trio and quartet, on Monday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Chamber Music by Two, Three and Four
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    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    Chamber Music by Two, Three and Four 7:30 pm - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Concert Hall
  3. Music Alumni Panel Discussion

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    Music Alumni Panel Discussion
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    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    Music Alumni Panel Discussion 11:00 am - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Concert Hall
  4. The Sakiko Kanamori '63 Memorial Gala Alumni Concert

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    A total of eight Hope College alumni who have pursued careers in opera and two alumni pianists with experience as opera accompanists are returning to campus for a concert on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    The Sakiko Kanamori '63 Memorial Gala Alumni Concert
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    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    The Sakiko Kanamori '63 Memorial Gala Alumni Concert 7:30 pm - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Concert Hall
  5. Tom Harrell Quartet

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    The Tom Harrell Quartet will perform at Hope College on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the John and Dede Howard Recital Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.

    Tom Harrell Quartet
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    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    Tom Harrell Quartet 7:30 pm - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Howard Recital Hall