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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January 20
event 1/20/2019

Solo & Concerto Competition

Barshinger Concert Hall

Sunday, January 20, 7 p.m. Solo & Concerto Competition F&M students perform in a recital format...

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February 02
event 2/2/2019

Super Bowl Cultural Warm-Up Concert

Barshinger Concert Hall

Saturday, February 2, 8 p.m. Super Bowl Cultural Warm Up: When In Rome… Ottorino Respighi,...

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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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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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