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.

 

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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March 02
event 3/2/2019

F&M Philharmonia Concert with winners of the Solo & Concerto...

Barshinger Concert Hall

F&M Philharmonia Surprise! Going Solo! Winners of the Solo and Concerto Competition Franz...

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March 03
event 3/3/2019

F&M Chamber Singers Spring Preview Concert

Barshinger Concert Hall

Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m. A Touch of Spring F&M College Chorus and Chamber Singers

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Story 2/11/2019

Music Department’s Hall-Gulati Wins Grammy

A faculty member in Franklin & Marshall College’s Department of Music, clarinetist Doris Hall-Gulati, brought home a Grammy from the annual awards ceremony, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. 

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Story 12/11/2018

Two Music Department Faculty Nominated for Grammys

Two Franklin & Marshall College faculty members in the Department of Music – Doris Hall-Gulati and Jessica Beebe – have received 2019 Grammy nominations for albums on which they performed. 

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Story 11/9/2018

Italian hip hop artist visits F&M for classes and concert

Amir Issaa, Italian hip hop artist, activist, and educator, visited F&M for a series of class visits and conversations with students of Italian and an interactive rap concert on November 6, 2018.

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