Christian Higher Education Since 1892

Music Education Major

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Experiences

In 2005, the Music Department moved into our state-of-the-art Music Center which houses four digital recording studios, one analog recording studio, 24 sound-proof practice rooms, a 500 seat recital hall, and spacious classrooms, rehearsal rooms and faculty offices.

An indispensable aspect of your music training is the opportunity for performance. Periodic departmental recitals stimulate creativity and discipline conducive to continued improvement. Wide varieties of ensembles provide extensive exposure to diverse music literature and are open to qualified students from all departments.

The Greenville College Choir is a tradition in itself. Performing many styles of great sacred music, their annual spring tour has included journeys throughout the continental USA, Canada, England, and Central Europe. In recent years the GC Choir has also been invited perform at serveral professional conferences, (Illinois Music Education Conference, The Calvin Symposium on Worship, and the American Choral Directors Association Central Division Convention) as well as with a number of professional ensembles (Boston Camerata, The American Kantorei, the Kingsbury Ensemble). 

All members of the college and community are invited to participate in the Chorale, which performs the great chorale masterworks, including an annual performance of Handel's oratorio, Messiah.

The select ensemble known as the GC Chamber Singers perform choral literature from the Renaissance period to the twenty-first century.

Our Concert Band presents two home concerts each semester. 

Opportunities are also available in smaller ensembles of brass, strings, woodwinds, and jazz band.

Our Experiences

Keeping the Wild In Wilderness - The Nation Celebrates Zahniser

Keeping the Wild In Wilderness - The Nation Celebrates Zahniser's Work

September 3, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act, a landmark legislation authored and championed by legendary GC alum Howard Zahniser ('28).
Three Thousand Miles

Three Thousand Miles

Overcoming some frightening memories, Deeanna (Roberts '79) hops back on the road checking one of her biking routes off of her "bucket list".
Josh Cranston

Josh Cranston '12 on Sustainable Habits, Christian Ritual, and Creation Care

A prestigious Fulbright Scholarship offered Josh Cranston '12 the opportunity to spend the 2012-2013 academic year researching environmental sustainability at the University of Oslo in Norway.
Greenville College Senior Kara Strathman Receives Maxwell Award

Greenville College Senior Kara Strathman Receives Maxwell Award

Scholarship Honors Dr. Maxwell by Awarding Outstanding Pre-Med Students
Pumpkins for Peace

Pumpkins for Peace

When Travis Hall ’09 traveled to Uganda eight years ago to study abroad with GO ED, he didn’t expect to return at semester’s end with an honorary plot of land bearing his name and a close Ugandan friend.

Career Opportunities

 

  • Elementary Music Teacher
  • High School Music Teacher
  • Private Lessons Instructor
  • Choir Director
  • Band Director