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.

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Chapel Choir, College Chorus, and the Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
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Hope College Orchestra Concert, Nov. 3, 2017
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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. 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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  • 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. Flute Day - Gabe Southard

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    Flute Day - Gabe Southard
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    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    Flute Day - Gabe Southard 7:00 am - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Lobby
  2. Scholarship Auditions

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    Scholarship Auditions
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    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    Scholarship Auditions 8:00 am - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, 140
  3. Guest Artist - Jerome Lowenthal, Piano

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    Guest Artist - Jerome Lowenthal, Piano
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    Location
    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    Guest Artist - Jerome Lowenthal, Piano 7:30 pm - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Concert Hall
  4. Double Reed Day - Southard

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    Double Reed Day - Southard
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    Location
    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    Double Reed Day - Southard 7:00 am - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
  5. FASCE concert

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    FASCE concert
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    Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
    FASCE concert 7:30 pm - Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Concert Hall