Academic Information for Furman Music Majors


Questions? Talk with your faculty advisor or stop by the Music Office, DMB-103, call 864-294-2086 or email

  • Handbook for Current Music Students
    -for music scholarship recipients
    -for admission to music study and for degree approval
    -for each degree study program (4-year flow charts listed below)
    -for end-of term and degree juries
    -for use of facilities and equipment
    -for ensembles
  • Music Major Preliminary Approval Form This form should be completed at the end of sophomore year and is submitted to the music office. For B.M. degrees, the form should be completed and submitted to the music office upon successful completion of the degree barrier jury.
  • Enrollment Services: Forms and Worksheets Page Includes forms for course enrollment requests, such as drop-add, independent study, and audit requests – Financial Aid Forms – etc.

Recital Forms and Check Lists

Recital program preparation and printing is coordinated by the music department’s Main Office 864-294-2086.

Study Away

Study Away

Each Fall semester several of our music students spend the term at Accademia dell’Arte, Arezzo, Italy, in a fully accredited, intensive, conservatory-style music program.

Musician Health & Safety

Musician Health & Safety

You're a musician... are you protecting your hearing, muscles and eyes? We can offer help and guidance.

Two professional music fraternities are part of the Furman Music family:

Sigma Alpha Iota (Theta Lambda Chapter)
Founded in 1903, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is an organization which promotes interaction among individuals who share a commitment to music. The Theta Lambda chapter, founded in 1997, is an established part of Furman’s music department. You’ll find SAI members in all major ensembles and many hold leadership positions within these groups. Membership is not restricted to music majors. In fact, membership in SAI is a great way to stay connected and involved in the Music Department while engaging other academic interests. Each year, our chapter takes part in a number of concerts, fundraisers, Sisterhood retreats, community events, and MORE! In addition, the Theta Lambda chapter recognizes one student each year by awarding him/her the St. Cecilia Scholarship during the Spring Honors Recital.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Gamma Eta Chapter)
The Gamma Eta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia works diligently to uphold the ideals of the fraternity and its founders. The brotherhood engages in several social, musical and philanthropic events throughout each year, including ushering for Furman concerts and providing several cookouts throughout the year. Annual events such as the Family Weekend Talent Showcase, and the Phi Mu Alpha/Sigma Alpha Iota Christmas Concert have become favorites of many students and families. Other concerts include the brotherhood’s Fall Concert, American Music Concert, and the Modern Music Concert. Brothers can also be seen performing in the Greenville community, sharing music with others outside of Furman’s campus. Ultimately, however, the fraternal experience is defined by the good laughs and fond memories shared between fellow musicians which is why Gamma Eta seeks musical men of the highest caliber.