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.

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

Areas of Study


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. A variety of music scholarships range up to $28,000 per year, per student, 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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  • 100Number of Events

    During the 2018-2019 school year, the music department has hosted 100 events, ranging from concerts to masterclasses and clinics.

  • 180Ensemble Participation

    180 students actively participated in our departmental ensembles during the 2018–2019 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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    Richard Strauss Gala Concert
    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
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    Homecoming Gala Concert
    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts