Department of Music
Music has always been an important part of life and worship at Spring Arbor, and theMusic Department has been very active since the days when it was housed in the “old stone church” on the southeast corner of the campus. The department is currently based in the Smith Music Center and presents most of its concerts in the newly renovated White Auditorium. SAU is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music(NASM).
Who we are
The Music Department offers quality professional training in performance, musiceducation and the growing field of worship arts. Music students receive extensive personal attention from our five full-time faculty and more than twenty quality adjunct instructors. The members of the music faculty are all active professionals and are well known for their performances, publications and compositions.
What we do
The department presents more than three dozen concerts and recitals each year and provides many other kinds of playing and singing opportunities for students. The department’s ensembles include the University-Community Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, String Ensemble and Wellspring, the University’s music ministry team. Smaller groups like brass ensemble, flute ensemble, guitar ensemble and percussion ensemble are also offered frequently. Any Spring Arbor student is welcome to take private lessons, which are available for voice or virtually any musical instrument.
What we offer
Music scholarships are available for talented students who are actively involved in the music program, even those who are not music majors or minors. Graduates of the Music Department are ministering in dynamic church programs, pursuing graduate degrees, teaching in colleges, public and private schools, and working in many other fields of activity.