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  • School of Music

    Mission Statement

    The School of Music exists to cultivate the musical skills of student scholars as an act of personal commitment to Christ, and to encourage a life of service to others. The educational thrust of the School of Music is threefold: it seeks to complement a broad liberal arts education, to provide the intensive professional training that aspiring musicians need, and to meet the musical needs of the University, community, and Olivet’s educational region.

    School Highlights

    • Ruffatti pipe organ housed in 3,059-seat Centennial Chapel
    • 504-seat Kresge Auditorium
    • Clavinova piano lab for beginning piano students
    • 16-station Mac MIDI computer lab for composing, arranging and transcribing music
    • 200-member marching band
    • Traditional, jazz, gospel, and show choir opportunities
    • Opera in the fall/ Musical in the spring
    • Private lessons on all instruments, including harp
    • Two orchestras comprised of all undergraduate students
    • Ensembles open to majors and non-majors alike

     Click here for a list of concerts and events.

    If you are interested in learning more about Olivet’s School of Music, please fill out the online Music Prospect Inquiry Form and our Music Recruiter will contact you to discuss your opportunities at Olivet!

    Olivet’s School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1982.