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. The department has recently revised the Music curriculum. The new curriculum will be offered beginning Fall 2021. Details about the new graduation requirements can be found here.
Students also have the opportunity to perform with their talented peers in our performing ensembles. These include the College Chorus, Chamber Singers, Jazz Combo, 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.
Music Information for Applicants
Find out more about applying to F&M, both early and regular decision.Read More
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.Read More
Curriculum and Faculty
'97 Alum Reconnects with A Cappella Roots
Music producer Ed Chung '97 returned to campus in April to record and produce an album with The Poor Richards, F&M's oldest a cappella group.Read More
Senior Spotlight: Mary Sisler
Mary Sisler discusses what she'll miss about F&M and how her time at the College helped her grow.Read More
Love, Music and F&M Will Keep Us Together
Leslie Lindeman ’13 and Andrew Glennan ’13 have always loved music. But in their first year at F&M, they had no idea this mutual love of music would lead them to each other.Read More