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Hope College Music Department Facilities

The Department of Music is housed in the Nykerk/Wichers complex. Its facilities are impressive, and include:

  • 25 teaching studios
  • 19 practice rooms
  • a 16-unit electronic keyboard lab
  • an on-site organ studio
  • a recital auditorium
  • a concert hall
  • an instrumental rehearsal room
  • a hi-tech recording studio

The department also uses the 1,300-seat Dimnent Memorial Chapel for teaching and performances. This Chapel houses the four-manual Ernest M. Skinner organ, and the two-manual Pels and Van Leeuwen organ.

Organ Dedication Booklet

The department's assets include:

  • over twenty grand pianos
  • six pipe organs
  • one concert harpsichord and one practice harpsichord
  • a large number of band and orchestra instruments for student use
  • an extensive collection of books, scores, records, and CD's