Overview

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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January 23
event 1/23/2015

Sound Horizons Concerts - Dali Quartet

Barshinger Concert Hall

With an artist's grace and a Caribbean soul, the Dali quartet is today's freshest voice in...

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January 31
event 1/31/2015

Super Bowl Cultural WarmUp Concert

Barshinger Concert Hall

F&M Philharmonia Mahler, Symphony No. 5 Watch this concert (January 31, 2015 at 8 p.m.)

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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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Story 11/24/2014

Same 'Fandm' Address, New Website for Franklin & Marshall...

Visitors to Franklin & Marshall's website soon will experience a new look and feel when they arrive at fandm.edu. The College's dynamic new website launches in December. The redesign project provides...

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Story 10/6/2014

A Glimpse Into Our Past: John Peifer

On an autumn day in the late 1940s, John Peifer '36 stood in the press box above Williamson Field and hollered instructions through a bullhorn to his marching band below. In a house on the opposite...

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