YES!  It is possible to be a music major, prepare for frequent performances, study a wide variety of subjects at a highly regarded university and study in Italy before graduation! Our music program is recognized as one of the best and most comprehensive among national liberal arts colleges. We attract ambitious musicians from across the globe who want to study and perform with our talented faculty and dedicated students. With MAJORS for aspiring performers, composers and educators, we provide our students with one-on-one instruction, world-class performance facilities and studies in a broad range of musical genres. 

  • INTRODUCE YOURSELF:  Music Contact Form

  • VISIT US: Observe classes and rehearsals. Learn more.
    Music major? Request to meet with a faculty member. Specify person or instrument area. Potential Performance majors may also request a sample lesson. Interested in Music Education? A chat with one of the Mus Edu coordinators will be helpful.

  • AUDITIONS: Yes, an audition is required for (1) music department admission, (2) music scholarship / financial aid consideration and (3) ensemble membership. Plan ahead! Learn more.

  • NON-MAJOR? Yes, non-majors are welcome in FU ensembles, lessons and practice rooms. Most non-majors wait and audition at the start of Fall term, but, we do offer a few non-major participation scholarships.  Read about the auditions.

  • AFTER FURMAN: Not sure what you want to do?  Meet some of our grads.

  • READY? APPLY to the University, then APPLY to Furman Music and schedule an audition.


Claire Garst, Coordinator of Fine Arts Recruitment and Assistant Director of Admissions. 864.294.2201.  Her office is located in the Admissions Administration building beside the Welcome Center.

Marcella Frese
, Coordinator of Music Auditions, Programs, Events, Web Site.  864-294-2118 or email  Her office is in the Daniel Music Building.


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