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Grand View's music department will challenge you to take your love of music and transform it into a meaningful career in music. The power of music transcends time and place - we invite you to discover the possibilities at Grand View. From your first year, you can be involved in ensembles, take private lessons and challenge yourself while being part of a close knit community of musicians. We also offer the following majors: Church Music and Music Education.
Grand View's music program will prepare you for a music career in a variety of settings:
Careers in Music
“Dr. Elsbernd has helped give me the confidence needed to play the organ for service playing, and always is able to find something positive, even if I had felt I had terribly messed up.” - Colby Gochanour
You may also be interested in one or more of the following:
Mark Doerffel • Assistant professor of music and director of instrumental activities, presented a clinic at the Kansas Music Educators Association State In Service Workshop in Wichita. He co-presented the clinic, “De-mystifying the trombone: A guide for non-trombonists,” with Frank Perez from Baker University (Baldwin City, Kan.). This was Doerffel's second year to present clinics at the annual state-wide event. Approximately 5,000 music teachers, students and parents attend each year.
Grand View University music majors have become successful musical performers, conductors and teachers; others have found careers in various aspects of the music business such as recording or management. Still others have blended the analytical and communication skills learned in their music classes with other talents, going on to careers in medicine, law, business, publishing and advertising.
Professor of Music/Director of Choral Activities
Lecturer of Music
The Cowles Center houses the music and theology departments, including band and choir rooms, individual mix-use practice studios, individual piano studios and classrooms. The building was dedicated in 1987 and originally used to house the communication department.