Students in the music major benefit from a broad range of course offerings in music theory and music history and culture, excellent ensembles and private lessons. The Music Department is staffed by a renowned faculty of artists, composers and scholars.

The Music Department offers private lessons in voice, keyboard instruments, and most string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.

The College Chorus, Chamber Singers, small and large Orchestras, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Music Society offer ensemble experiences at a level of excellence not commonly found at liberal arts colleges.

Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Tell us about your music interests and abilities!

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Courtney Adams Music Award

The Courtney Adams Music Award, valued at $5,000 and renewable for up to four years of study, is awarded to incoming students who demonstrate exceptional musical ability, dedication, and potential for making positive contributions to the musical life of Franklin & Marshall College.  

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April 19
event 4/19/2015

F&M College Chorus and Chamber Singers

Barshinger Concert Hall

Premiere of "Soldiers of Remembrance," by John Carbon Works by Thompson, Smith, Whitaker, and...

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Story 2/9/2015

Feel the Love: Art & Social Change

An evening of Art & Social Change/Envisioning a Loving Community Friday, February 13, 4:30 p.m. in The Ware College House Great Room. 

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Story 2/5/2015

NEH Recipient Explores The Culture of Serious Music...

The tradition of the self-effacing musician performing a composer's work without showmanship has been a source of debate that dates to the 19th century, and Franklin & Marshall Assistant Professor...

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Story 12/5/2014

To Study Abroad, With Intent and Purpose

An abiding interest in Asian languages draws a history major to  China.  A  pianist travels to Austria to explore musicology. An environmental studies major returns to his native Brazil to research...

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