Audition and Declaration Requirements

Furman students intending to major in music must perform an audition and complete a music theory placement examination. Final approval for a music degree takes place during your sophomore year. Learn more about auditions.

General Requirements

The Bachelor of Music in brass, woodwind and percussion performance provides students with an opportunity to perfect their skills through one-on-one instruction and performance studies. Specific courses pertaining to the study of woodwinds and percussion performance are supplemented by the opportunity to participate in Furman’s outstanding instrumental ensembles.

Instruments taught:

  • Flute/Piccolo
  • Oboe
  • English Horn
  • Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
  • Bassoon/Contrabassoon
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Percussion/Drum-set

Course Sequence

See the suggested course sequence for a B.M. in Performance, Winds or Percussion Emphasis [PDF]

Degree Requirements


Mark Britt

Professor of Low Brass

Omar Carmenates

Professor of Music, Percussion

Anastasia Christofakis

Assistant Professor of Music, Clarinet

Gary Malvern

Professor of Music, Music History

Matt Olson

Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies

Sue Samuels

Director of Bands, Music Education Coordinator