Youth mariachi program launched at Goshen College

A mariachi program for Elkhart County youth In fall 2023, a new community music program took root at Goshen College: Mariachi ECo, a string ensemble exploring traditional mariachi music. A youth mariachi program for Elkhart County youth had been a longtime dream for Gilberto Perez, Vice President for Student Life, Hispanic Serving Initiatives, and Dean […]

2023 Goshen College Strings Camp: Registration NOW OPEN!

Calling all strings players! Looking for a summer camp to hone your skills, learn some exciting chamber and large ensemble music, perform in Goshen College’s Rieth Recital Hall and in downtown Goshen, and make friends with other musicians? Are you between 6th (rising) and 12th grade? Then the 2023 Goshen College Strings Camp is the […]

Registration NOW OPEN for the 2023 Goshen College Piano Camp!

Calling all piano players! Looking for a summer camp to hone your skills, learn some fantastic piano duets, perform in Goshen College’s Rieth Recital Hall and Elkhart’s beautiful Ruthmere historical home, and make friends with other musicians? Then the 2023 Goshen College Piano Camp is the place for you! Come join us Sunday June 11 […]

Suzuki string players to present fall play-in

Students in the CSA Suzuki program are busy preparing for the Suzuki / Allegro Play-In to wrap up the Fall 2022 semester! The Play-In will take place on Monday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Rieth Recital Hall, and will feature students in the Beginning and Intermediate Suzuki classes and the Allegro Strings Ensemble. The […]

The CSA presents fall student recitals

This semester, the Community School of the Arts celebrated another successful November student recital, and we look forward to five upcoming December recitals! On November 5, thirteen CSA string and piano students performed solos with artistic integrity for an audience of over fifty in the beautiful Rieth Recital Hall of the Goshen College Music Center. […]

Free Music Together Babies Classes bring joy and early learning benefits

Stopping by my office after their Music Together class recently, three-year-old Eli and his mom Diana clapped and sang a song they learned in class. With the current Music Together session wrapping up, they’re here to register for the next one. Diana tells me that Eli loves the class and they sing the songs together […]

Youth Honors Orchestra to present fall concert Tuesday, November 15

YHO Fall Concert The Youth Honors Orchestra will present its fall concert on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30 pm in Sauder Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public, and will also be livestreamed, available here. Highlights from Fall 2022 YHO has had an exciting fall season! Several new initiatives launched, including […]

CSA Choirs to present fall showcase Sunday, November 13

Fall Showcase Don’t miss the chance to see our three CSA choirs perform! The CSA Fall Showcase will take place on Sunday, November 13 at 4:00 pm in Sauder Concert Hall. Cost: $8 adults, $6 students. Purple Passes may be used for immediate family members. GC faculty/staff free with ID. This concert will be livestreamed! View […]

ECoSistema receives generous instrument donation

The late Otto Warkentin owned and operated Wayne Strings in Fort Wayne, Indiana for over four decades. Now, thanks to a generous donation in his memory by Otto’s family, instruments from his shop have found a new home in the hands of students in the ECoSistema music program.  Byron Warkentin, son of Louetta and the […]

ECoSistema offers new drumming program at Bashor Children’s Home

At Bashor Children’s Home, the sound of drums echoes down the hallway every Wednesday afternoon. Thanks to a new partnership between Bashor and Goshen College, ECoSistema has launched weekly drumming classes for students at the Bashor Alternative School. ECoSistema Lead Teaching Artist Kent Dutchersmith teaches classes with ten teenage boys and several Bashor staff members. […]