Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

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Your educational magnum opus

The music program at Franklin & Marshall is one of the most active areas of the College.

Students in this 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.

In addition to practice and rehearsal rooms, we have the 500-seat Barshinger Center for Musical Arts, which boasts superb acoustics. Our audiovisual center is fully equipped with CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs, records and tapes. Our program is supported by a vibrant campus arts community that incorporates the activities of students, faculty and guest performers.

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.

Regardless of your major, the music program can add richness to your college experience. All of our classes, studios and ensembles are populated by both music majors and students majoring in other subjects.


  • Gault
  • F&M Choral Concert
  • A Celebration of Hugh Gault, F&M Choral Director from 1950 to 1981

    Dvorak, Stabat Mater; music for men's voices with alumni participation

    Sunday, April 13
    3 p.m.
    Barshinger Center for Musical Arts

    This concert will be webcast.

  • Honorary Membership Citation
  • Bruce Gustafson, Charles A. Dana Professor of Music
    Emeritus has received Honorary Membership in the Society of Seventeenth-Century Music.