As a member of the Class of 2018, you should be making some decisions about your musical activities in college during this summer. After you become familiar with the information below, please plan to submit the Choral and Instrumental Music Questionnaire by August 1 so that we are able to make appropriate preparations.
Musical Performing Groups are open to all Earlham students. You do not have to be taking lessons or courses in music or be a music major to participate in any musical group at Earlham. We have an open door policy.
For Choral Music — Please attend the meeting-rehearsal on the Sunday morning of New Student Orientation, August 24. It's in the Hancock Room at 9:30 a.m. (Free breakfast!) Everything you need to know about the various choral opportunities will be explained there. Appointments for prospective choir members will be held during New Student Week. Sign up on the Fine Arts bulletin board.
Please contact Bill Culverhouse in the Fine Arts Office if you have any questions.
For Instrumental Music — Please attend the meeting-rehearsal on the Sunday afternoon of New Student Orientation, August 24. It's in Goddard Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. Information regarding instrumental opportunities will also be posted on the Fine Arts bulletin board.
Please contact Forrest Tobey in the Fine Arts Office if you have any questions.
Individual Lesson Offerings are listed on the Choral and Instrumental Questionnaire. Like most colleges, Earlham charges an additional fee for applied music taught through individual instruction. It is always a good idea to plan for this in advance. The College offers a number of scholarships to offset the cost of semester lesson fees. Please ask any member of the music faculty about the application process. Students may sign up for a lesson time on the Fine Arts bulletin board during registration.
Academic Credit is granted for applied music study (individual lessons) and for participation in performing groups that are under faculty supervision.
Courses in Music History, Ethnomusicology and Theory are offered for both music majors and non-majors. Many of these courses meet the General Education Requirement in Fine Arts. Your adviser or a music faculty member can help you make a decision.
We look forward to meeting you in August!
Have a Question Regarding Choral Music?
Contact: William Culverhouse
Assistant Professor of Music
Have a Question Regarding Instrumental Music?
Contact: Forrest Tobey
Associate Professor of Music