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December 18, 2019

Marching into a Music Scholarship

When halftime rolls around and the football players hit the locker rooms, the marching band takes center stage. It’s the band’s time to shine as they step into motion, entertaining the crowds with displays of color, their music and precise, well-timed steps. Halftime shows featuring marching bands are a mainstay of American football, with performances being a gameday highlight for many of the fans. All across the country, marching bands implement crisp drills while also performing amazing musical scores, exemplifying the height of school spirit and pride.

The Department of Music at Geneva College has many options for those who want to use their God-given musical talents now and in the future as a career. If that’s you, and you’re interested in learning more about Geneva’s scholarship opportunities, keep reading.

Noteworthy Performance Options

The marching band, however, is just one of many paths students can take to utilize their musical talent at Geneva College. The college currently has 276 students who participate in various music ensembles—including marching band, symphonic band, Jazz band, brass choir, woodwind quintet, string quintet, handbells, The Genevans, a mixed chorus of 45 voices, and the New Song touring music and drama ministry.

Musical Major Options

Majors within the Geneva College Department of Music include general music, music business and music education which also offers a post-baccalaureate certification. General music majors develop an outstanding foundation in music that is reinforced with a broad liberal arts education. To complement their education, all general music majors also pursue an approved second major. Music business majors receive a blend of music theory, public relations and business courses to prepare them for work in the music industry. The music education major receives music instruction along with professional education certification coursework, preparing them for work in the classroom.

A general Bachelor’s in Music provides exceptional preparation for various entry-level careers as well as further study in graduate school.

Geneva College Department of Music

The mission of the Department of Music at Geneva College is to prepare their graduates to critique a musical life from a Christian perspective and transform it into a Biblical pattern. This is accomplished by focusing on the development of the following skills:

  • Instill a broad appreciation of the humanities, sciences and other arts
  • Cultivate a detailed comprehension of the context and logic of music
  • Instill competence in individual and group musical performance
  • Foster the development of marketable professional skills in music
  • Develop the ability to articulate and demonstrate a wide-ranging philosophy of music

Auditions Coming Soon!

Auditions for acceptance into the Geneva College Department of Music and for merit-based scholarships for students planning to enter as music majors in the fall term of 2020 is fast approaching—scheduled to take place on February 22nd or February 29th. Scholarships range from $500 up to $3,000 per year and are renewable annually for four years to music majors who remain in good standing. If you plan to be a music major and are interested in obtaining a music scholarship to take part in one of the college’s various music ensembles, check out the music department’s audition information page.

If you’d like to learn more about a career in music or other professions that enable you to serve wholeheartedly and faithfully in your life’s work or want to learn more about a biblically-based, Christ-centered education at Geneva, we’d love to chat with you. For more information on how Geneva College can help you pursue your education goals, please phone us at 855-979-5563 or email