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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February 11
event 2/11/2016

Hip Hop and the American Constitution: Race and Policing in...

Mayser Gymnasium

Donald F. Tibbs, J.D., Ph.D., LL.M. Associate Professor of Law, Thomas R. Kline School of Law,...

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February 20
event 2/20/2016

COMAS, Irish Music Quartet

Barshinger Concert Hall

Buy tickets|| Since they began touring in 2003, COMAS have been one of the most recognized bands...

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Story 10/13/2015

Bruce Gustafson, Dynamo!

Dear Colleagues,   The Music Department is pleased to notify the F&M community that Professor Bruce Gustafson, Charles A. Dana Professor of Music, Emeritus, has been appointed Distinguished...

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Story 10/7/2015

Studying Gender and Music in China

Senior Bess Liu, winner of an Alice Drum Summer Research award for Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, studied female piano pedagogy in China during the summer of 2015.

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Story 5/7/2015

Senior Spotlight: Mary Grace Meland

Music major Mary Grace Meland says she's grateful for the community that Music Department faculty members foster among their students.

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