Music department at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia


Covenant's music department seeks to support the mission of the College in four ways:

  • Equipping versatile musicians and scholars to cultivate a distinctly Christian understanding of music and to respond to their vocational and avocational callings in music, with a special emphasis on service to the Church and a diversity of communities
  • Contributing to the liberal arts education of all students through exposure to a broad spectrum of music from different times and places, thereby encouraging the appreciation for a variety of musical styles and the capacity for critical thought about music that are necessary to engage musical cultures
  • Serving the Church and the community by participation in the worship of congregations near and distant, and by presentation of outstanding concerts and recitals that draw a variety of people to our campus on a regular basis and intentionally cross cultural barriers
  • Engaging in the ongoing international conversation of music through the established routines of public concerts, recitals, clinics, master classes, festivals, tours, collaborative concerts with sister institutions, publishing, and even occasional arenas of competition


Scott Finch

"Homogeneity isn’t the point of being in union with Christ. Being mysteriously brought together by one Spirit with all of our differences is the stunning truth of the gospel in Christ."
- Dr. Scott Finch ’96, associate professor of music
Chorale Conductor Dr. Scott Finch led current and former chorale members in "All for Jesus," as a tribute to Dr. John Hamm's investment in the Covenant College music department.
Dr. Finch discusses his desire to bless Covenant's surrounding communities through music.