Welcome to Defiance College Music Programs!

DC Music Programs provides opportunities for students to express their artistic nature, continue their musical growth, and make social connections that will last a lifetime. Through high quality performance ensembles, academic offerings, and scholarship opportunities, we encourage musicians of all levels to get involved!

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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.


If you're serious about continuing musical studies or considering a career that combines music with another major, you might be interested in our music minor.
The music minor is designed to develop musical skills through focused musical study and engaging performance opportunities. The minor's flexible nature allows you to tailor your degree to align with your own musical interests and career goals.


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For questions or information regarding musical opportunities available at Defiance College, please email music@defiance.edu. Facebook

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