Think it's impossible to pursue a music degree, prepare for frequent performances, study a wide variety of subjects at a highly regarded university—and still see Italy before graduation? You might want to reconsider. Because at Furman, you'll have an opportunity to do it all.
Our music program is recognized as one of the best and most comprehensive among liberal arts colleges. We attract ambitious musicians across the globe who want to study and perform with our talented faculty and dedicated students. With degree programs for aspiring performers, composers and music teachers, we provide our students with one-on-one instruction, world-class performance facilities and studies in a broad range of musical genres. Our students even have the opportunity to experience Italian music and culture through our study away program in Arezzo.
Founded on the central principles of the liberal arts, our program also allows you to pursue your wide-ranging interests and ideas—and still receive a conservatory-quality music education. You'll explore how music is connected to other disciplines, and see things from multiple perspectives. And by the time you graduate, we'll transform you into a first-rate problem solver, one who thinks deeply and develops creative solutions to complex problems.
Simply put, we turn impossibilities into reality. Discover how we'll prepare you for every stage that awaits you in life.
To pursue a degree in our department, you will need to apply to Furman through the Common Application. Get started by applying to the university.
Whether you're seeking a music scholarship, a position in one of our ensembles or considering a degree in one of our programs, you'll need to audition. Non-majors are welcome to compete for a spot in our ensembles, or a scholarship. Find out how you can register for an audition.
Discover what it's like to live and learn on one of America's most beautiful campuses by planning your campus tour, attending a class, and meeting an admission counselor. Schedule your visit with the admission office.
Scholarships and financial aid
We offer a number of scholarships to students who demonstrate exceptional talent. Our competitive scholarships are awarded on the basis of auditions held in December, January and February. Learn how to apply.
There's a simple way to measure our success—see where our graduates are going. Meet our graduates.
Opportunities for non-majors
If you are pursuing another degree at Furman, you can still be a part of our music program. Non-majors are welcome in our ensembles, private lesson studios and practice rooms. With nearly 23 percent of Furman undergraduates involved in music, it's not unusual to meet an accounting major playing lead trumpet in a jazz ensemble or a mathematician performing a piano concerto. Perform with us.
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Have a question about our programs, or the admission process at Furman? Contact Marta Lanier, Furman's coordinator for fine arts recruitment, at 864.294.3405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.