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Music at Eureka College


Mission and Program Goals

The Music Program at Eureka College offers courses in music theory, music history, applied lessons, ensembles, conducting, and other related courses to the entire College community and beyond. Our goals are to:

  • Prepare all Eureka College students for a lifetime of involvement in and appreciation of music of all styles and eras
  • Highlight every student’s creative potential through performance, composition, improvisation, and artistic expression
  • Provide performance and leadership opportunities for any interested Eureka students
  • Educate and provide musical enrichment for the community


The Music Program is part of Eureka’s integrated learning experience, offering both academically rigorous courses and opportunities for co-curriculars like Chorale and Chamber Ensemble. Music is inherently interdisciplinary, and we provide courses that fit into the 10 Essentials, with particular strengths in Intercultural Understanding and Aesthetic Sensibility. We are a part of the Uniquely Eureka Curriculum which emphasizes the arts.


The Music Major prepares students for the increasingly multi-faceted professional music world of the 21st century. Musicians today take on multiple roles in contexts such as K-12 and higher education, private instruction, church ministry, community music, arts administration, etc., in addition to solo and ensemble performance. A liberal arts education prepares musicians who are able to thrive in this environment and enhances their employability.






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Assistant Professor of Music (Voice, History. Theory)

Dr. Adriana Martinez
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530

Director of Choral Activities, Assistant Professor of Music (Ensembles, Composition, Conducting)

Dr. Sarah Riskind

Instructor of Music and Staff Accompanist (Piano, Accompanying, Music Technology)

Dr. Mark De Zwaan