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Expand your love of music with us! We provide opportunities for you to express your artistic nature, continue your musical growth, and make life-long friendships. We encourage musicians of all levels to take part in our Music Programs.

Our Performance Ensembles are open to everyone regardless of major, sport, or perceived level of talent. If you have a love of music and want to take your talent to the next level, then we are here to support you. Thanks to our Music Patrons, you may even qualify for a Music Scholarship!

Serious about music? Then consider adding a Music Minor. Pairing a DC Music Minor with just about any major will open even more doors upon graduation.

For example, you could combine:

  • Business and a Music Minor for a career in Arts Administration or Music Business
  • English and a Music Minor for a career in Music Journalism
  • Social Work, Education and a Music Minor could provide alternate techniques for working with students/clients, as well as, prepare you for masters programs in Music Education or Music Therapy

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Did you know ALL of our student musicians major in other areas while continuing to play or sing in one or more of our ensembles? We make it easy for you to continue your love of music while staying on track with your academic coursework.


College Choir
Choral Union*


Yellow Jacket Marching Band
Symphonic Band
Jazz Band
Pep Band
DC Community Orchestra*


DC Players

*indicates ensembles that are open to community members


DC offers scholarship opportunities to all of our incoming student musicians - just for playing in an ensemble! It's a simple application to be considered and you're eligible to apply as soon as you complete your application to DC. Music scholarships are renewable every year you're involved with music programs.



For questions or information regarding musical opportunities available at Defiance College, please email