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Offering six degree programs for passionate performers, composers, theorists and music educators, Furman’s Department of Music is recognized as one of the best and most comprehensive in the nation among liberal arts colleges. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1938, our music program excels in pre-college youth events, in current student training with extensive performance opportunities, and in the success of our alumni world-wide.

Upcoming Furman Music Events

The Furman Lakeside Concert Series: Music by the Lake begins Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. More information including a concert schedule can be found here.


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Recitals – Concerts – Master Classes – Camps – Conferences. With over 260 events offered year-round, Furman is a vibrant part of Greenville’s music scene. For additional event news, visit our Facebook page: Furman University Music News.

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Explore Music

Learn more about auditions, applications, aid, how to visit, and who to contact.

Explore Music

Areas of Study & Music Major Degrees

Is your passion for music such that you want to learn how to turn it into a livelihood? Love music but plan to major in another area? We have a place for you!

Options for Majors & Non-majors!
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Music Faculty & Staff

Read more about the master teachers and performing artists who will guide your music study, conduct your performances and become your musical mentors.

Meet our faculty & staff


Open by audition to all Furman students, we have a place for any talented musician, whether you plan to major in music or in another discipline. Furman is unique that we seat a full all-undergrad symphony orchestra, two large choral ensembles, a symphonic band, marching band and multiple smaller ensembles including jazz combos and string quartets.

Learn More about our Ensembles
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Camps and Conferences

The Furman Music Department offers a variety of programs for young people and adults that occur throughout the year.

Experience Furman Music!

AT FURMAN: Current Student Information

Music Department Handbook,
Recital Application forms,
Recording Engineer form,
Recital Reception request form,
Jury forms,
Study Away info, etc...

Current FU Music Students CLICK here.
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BEYOND FURMAN: Alumni News & More!

We hope you’ll enjoy meeting our new band director Sue Samuels, welcoming jazz pianist Josh Espinosa home, learning about how Gianni Iona ’20 made the Bell Tower sing, and the amazing experiences our student had this fall at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo. Plus much more!

Read about our Alumni Experience

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Whether performing on a solo recital or a large oratorio, recording your grad school audition or researching topics from one of the nation’s top research music libraries, you’ll find first-rate performance and classroom facilities at Furman.

See where you will learn and perform.

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