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 Students

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

 

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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October 26
event 10/26/2018

Homecoming & Family Weekend Choral Concert

Barshinger Concert Hall

F&M College Chorus and Chamber Singers 

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October 27
event 10/27/2018

Spectrum Concert

Barshinger Concert Hall

Spectrum F&M Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, African Drumming Ensemble,...

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Story 10/12/2018

The Music Department Welcomes Barshinger Center's New...

The Music Department is thrilled to welcome the new performance manager of Barshinger Center for Musical Center in Hensel Hall, Travis Berkoski. 

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Story 4/5/2018

Orchestral Music Helps Usher in a Reluctant Spring

With spring reluctant to emerge and the bitter winds of winter still blowing, Franklin & Marshall College’s Brian Norcross, perhaps trying to coax the season into warm bloom, conducted the F&M...

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Story 11/16/2017

The Music of Video Games, Movies and Television: Journey to...

Susie Benchasil Seiter ‘99 Conductor, Orchestrator, Composer Susie Seiter presents some music that she has written or arranged, performed by the F&M Orchestra, as she chronicles her journey from...

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