Music

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.

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Events offered Year-round


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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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Interested in Attending Furman?

Experience the exceptional uniqueness of Furman's Department of Music. Observe, listen, discuss, participate, audition. Join us!

Learn More! Visit, Meet, Apply, Audition.

Degree Program Overview

Is your passion for music such that you want to learn how to turn it into a livelihood and life-calling?

Consider majoring in music
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Areas of Study

Open to all students by audition, Furman offers both majors and non-majors an opportunity to make music a part of their lives as well as the focus of their academic study.

Learn More about our Areas of Study

Ensembles

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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EXPERIENCE FURMAN! Programs for Youth & Adults

Come perform with and learn from our exceptional faculty, distinguished guests and outstanding alumni! In addition to an after-school Piano for Young People program, we offer a variety of special events for middle and high school students as well as conferences for adults.

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AT FURMAN: Current Student Information

Includes:
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

Faculty & Staff - CONTACT US!

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

CONTACT US! Meet our faculty & staff
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Facilities

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.

The Furman Bell Tower and Carillon

Young entrepreneur Gianni Iona ’20 gives a new voice to a Furman icon...

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Music in the news