Overview

Franklin & Marshall College is an outstanding destination for those who wish to pursue the study of music in an intellectually engaging liberal arts environment.

The Music Department offers a wide variety of classes dedicated to the study of music, including classes in music history, theory, composition, ethnomusicology, jazz, global popular music, and conducting. Students also have the opportunity to perform with their talented peers in our performing ensembles. These include the College Chorus, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, two orchestras, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, African Drumming Ensemble, and various chamber groups. In addition, students can take private vocal or instrumental lessons with our highly renowned teachers. These offerings are open to all F&M students, regardless of their major.

Because F&M believes there is a strong correlation between fine musicianship and academic success, we offer a number of unique programs for prospective and current music students. These initiatives are intended to emphasize the importance of musicians to the Franklin & Marshall community.

Prospective & Current Students

With music auditions, prospective students may showcase their musical talents and supplement their admission application.

 

Admission Early Notification Auditions

Music auditions are open to both early decision and regular decision students in support of their applications. High school seniors with prior music experience who would like to receive early admission notification well ahead of the normal April 1 decision date are encouraged to apply early.

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Tell us about your music interests and abilities!

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Check out the awards and opportunities for enrolled students

Click "Read More" to learn about the Adams/Gustafson Achievement Award,  Solo & Concerto Competition, Music Composition Contest, Senior Recitals, and Nolt Music Award.

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April 07
event 4/7/2020

How Art Survives: The Life and Art of David Ohanessian

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

  How Art Survives: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian An illustrated talk by Sato...

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September 13
event 9/13/2020

Sound Horizons Concert - David Kim, violinist and...

Barshinger Concert Hall

Philadelphia Concertmaster  David Kim with pianist Jeffrey Uhlig will present a 70-minute program...

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Story 3/7/2020

A Seat in the Orchestra and a Spot on the Rugby Team

Coming to F&M, I knew I'd have to audition for a music ensemble to continue my cello career. Likewise, I had to compete for a spot on the rugby team. I was afraid because I knew college music...

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Story 2/27/2020

Beethoven@250

Composer Ludwig van Beethoven rolls over at Franklin & Marshall College for the 250th anniversary of his birth with chamber music, conference papers and a presentation byJeremy Yudkin, Professor of...

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Story 2/24/2020

F&M Senior Develops Music Therapy for Premature Infants

Ania Luckiewicz ’20 desperately searched for a way to meld her major and minor – biology and musical performance – when she happened upon a musical therapy that helps infants born prematurely to...

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