Opportunities for student-faculty collaboration abound. Students interested in ethnomusicology receive an unusual degree of early training in this field (unique for undergraduate programs). Computer musicians get significant hands-on experience with many technologies; we place a special emphasis on creating new works for interactive live performance, and are in the process of building a Eurorack system for analogue electronic music exploration. Our popular music specialist engages with students across the campus in ways that deeply enrich and broaden the student’s understanding of music in relationship to modern society. Instrumentalists and singers can expect expert instruction on their instrument or voice.
In addition, the Earlham music program aligns itself with the College's Principles and Practices. We seek to develop musicians who are socially conscious and emotionally aware, able to play and think about music from a standpoint of both inner stillness and outward concern for the planet and its people.