Creating joy and understanding
with music

Music

Connecting and changing lives through music

The music program at Trinity attracts students who know that music is a powerful medium to build  community, to worship, and to understand the world. Taught from a Christian perspective, the program allows students to explore wisdom, hospitality, and connections among ideas and disciplines. Students leave prepared to make a difference through music for the rest of their lives.

Since Trinity is located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, you will be in the heart of a vibrant music scene that ranges from classical to blues, with everything in between.

Please select a concert to learn more details and ticketing information.

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MAJORS

Steven Meyers Music Education Scholarship: $1,000

Awarded annually to a Music Education major with a minimum 3.0 GPA and has graduated from one of the following schools: Unity Christian High School (MI), Holland Christian High School (MI), Calvin Christian High School (Grandville, MI) South Christian High School, Western MI Christian High School (Norton Shores, MI), Grand Rapids Christian High School (MI), Kalamazoo Christian High School (MI); Chicago Christian High School (IL), Illiana Christian High School (IL), Timothy Christian High School (IL); Hudsonville High School (MI), Jenison Senior High School (MI), Grandville High School (MI), Allendale High School (MI).

MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NON-MAJORS

Leadership Scholarships: *Varies

Participation in scholarship area is required. For detailed information per program scholarship and application instructions, click here.

Awards are available for: Art, Choir (Concert and Gospel), Instrumental Music, Peer Ministry, Theatre, and Worship Leadership.

 Lynndell & Russell Hollender Organ Scholarship: $2,000

One award given annually to a student interested in leading worship as an organist, who already has proficiency on a keyboard instrument and who has a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to music majors or minors and to those who enroll in organ lessons. Required: Admission to the College, Audition with music department.

Martin and Janet Ozinga Memorial: $6,000 ($1,500/year)

Thirteen students, mostly upperclassmen, awarded annually for involvement in Honors Ensemble; incoming students may apply. Required:  Admission to the College, audition with music department.

 Fred E. Arnold Memorial Scholarship: $1,000

A one-time scholarship available to a freshman male interested in vocal music. The recipient could be a music major or someone who will participate in one of Trinity’s choirs.

 Men of A-Chord Choral Scholarship: $1,500

A one-time award available to an incoming male student from Illiana Christian, Timothy Christian, Chicago Christian or Covenant Christian High School who was a participant in its choral program, and who will continue to participate at Trinity Christian College. The recipient must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Required:  Submit an essay answering the following question: “How has music impacted your faith and relationship with God?” Submit a letter of recommendation from your high school choral director.  Materials are due on March 31st.

Majors

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Major

Music

Majoring in music may be the right path for you, if you wish to pursue a career in music or graduate study outside the realm of education.

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Music & Worship

By earning a B.A. degree in music and worship, you will be prepared to continue the tradition of beautiful music in the service of our Creator, while moving it in new and exciting directions.

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Music Education

Music is a gift of God and one of the best ways to praise His name. By majoring in music education at Trinity, you learn the skills to worship.

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Music Production

If your passion calls you to produce music, Trinity offers a B.A. in music production.

Minors

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Minor

Music in Worship

The world needs skilled people with a passion for music in worship. The music department at Trinity will prepare you to be skilled performers of music, discriminating listeners, and inspiring leaders and teachers.

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Minor

Music Minor

Minoring in music may be the right path for you, if you wish to pursue a career in music or graduate study outside the realm of education.

Department Chair

Mark Peters

Professor of Music; Department Chair
Phone: 708.239.4875    Email: mark.peters@trnty.edu

Ask Mark Peters what his favorite piece of music is, and you will be answered with a laugh.

“This has become something of a joke in my classes,” Peters explains.