Opportunities

Opportunities for musical participation include performance groups, music courses, and music lessons. In addition there is a full calendar of music concerts for those wishing to increase their musical experiences. Learn more about performance groups »

Accompanying opportunities for piano students at Bryan College include chapel services, private voice lessons, vocal and instrumental recitals, choral concerts, musicals, and concert tours. Qualified students may receive payment for accompanying as part of their student work program. Interested students should contact Dr. Sigrid Luther.

There are many opportunities for students to be involved in musical ministry both individually and in small groups for college chapel, worship teams, nursing homes, and area churches. For more ministry options, contact Ben Norquist.

Travel is a major component of the music department's program. The Chamber Singers travel one or more times per month to area churches and concert venues. They've made many trips to the Bahamas and in May 2008 made a post-graduation tour to California.

The Bryan Chorale tours annually to a different section of the U.S. on its spring break. Every four years, the group travels to Europe for a missions tour. The last trip took place in May of 2010.

The Bryan Chorale on their 2009 tour
             The Bryan Chorale singing in South Carolina on their 2009 spring tour.

From a class perspective, the Music and Theatre departments provide two options for students with a love for travel (on alternate years):

  • Students spend 10 days in London as part of a Fine Arts/Theatre tour. The group travels to England soon after Christmas (usually celebrating  New Year's Eve in London) and returns prior to second semester. The next trip is planned for December '11-January '12. For more information, contact wilhoime@bryan.edu.
  • Students may attend 5 days in New York City soaking up the culture and attending Broadway shows. This trip, open to all students, is planned in conjunction with the Musical Theatre classes and tours during the fall break in October. For more information contact belislbe@bryan.edu.
Students also may travel as part of various classes or short-term mission projects. Six music students went to Micronesia for two weeks in October 2004, for musical mission work, teaching music classes, holding religious services and developing curricula. Similar travel opportunities are available each fall and spring during the semester breaks. For more information about short-term missions trips, please visit www.bryan.edu/pci.

Bryan students may spend an entire semester in Italy while receiving credit for Bryan College courses that are part of a special program the school has developed. For more information on the Italy semester, click here