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Prospective Students

The Furman Music program is recognized as one of the highest-rated 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.

Request Information

We would love to learn more about your music interest and experience! If you’d like to receive more information about Furman Music, please complete our Request for Information.

Visit

Come and see all that is happening in Furman Music. Explore your visit options to integrate your interest in Furman Music into your next campus visit.

Auditions

Auditions are held during a student’s spring semester of senior year and are open to intended music majors and non-majors, alike. Students who intend to major in music are required to attend an audition day or submit a recorded audition during the spring semester of their senior year. Ensemble-specific seating auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester every year after a student has chosen to enroll at Furman.  CLICK HERE to read more about our Auditions — criteria and dates.

Audition Day logistics: Marcella Frese, music office 864.294.2086, furmanmusic@furman.edu.

Scholarships and Aid

Each year, a number of freshman applicants are selected to be Furman Music Scholarships recipients. The scholarship is renewable up to four years. Scholarship amounts and recipients are decided on the basis of students’ auditions. Though priority is given to students intending to major in music, intended non-majors are also eligible for a limited number of participation scholarships. Learn about the selection process.

View University Application Dates

To remind yourself of Furman’s application schedule, and to compare those dates to our music audition dates and to the dates from other institutions, this link will take you to the Admission calendar.  Use your ‘Back’ button to return to this page.

Non-Major Involvement

Non-majors are welcome in Furman Music ensembles, lessons and practice rooms. Non-majors are also welcome to attend an Audition Day in the spring semester of their senior year in high school to be considered for non-major music scholarships.

Apply

Submit your Admissions Application via the Common App. Then, from your personal Furman Status Checker page, register to attend an audition day.

Participate in Youth Music Program

Take a test-drive! Consider registering for one or more of our youth music programs. From summer camps to school year workshops and honor ensembles, you will perform with and learn from our exceptional faculty, distinguished guests and outstanding alumni. Some of our youth programs require a teacher recommendation, others are open to any interested musician, from childhood to high school seniors.  Explore the options.