Franklin’s growing music program offers extraordinary opportunities for our students. You, too, can take advantage of these opportunities through performance, leadership, travel, and internships. Franklin College music students find that our liberal arts emphasis and the friendly campus atmosphere foster meaningful relationships with professors and fellow musicians across the entire campus—in the classroom as well as in rehearsals and performances. At Franklin College you can further develop your music skills, pursue diverse interests in other studies, and contribute to the vibrant cultural climate of our campus!
Franklin music students are advantaged by the depth and breadth of performance options that exist for all students—not just upperclassmen. Freshmen have opportunities to excel as soloists, accompanists, section leaders, and ensemble officers. Sophomores and juniors frequently work as mentors for music appreciation and music skills classes while also working as interns with professional organizations in Indianapolis and Columbus. Music students at Franklin are also employed as church accompanists, section leaders, and children’s music directors. Senior music majors may prepare recitals or practicums in studio teaching or conducting. Outstanding graduating music majors also have the opportunity to conduct the Franklin College Children’s Choir for a semester.
Music studies may be complemented by wonderful travel experiences. Winter term trips abroad which focus on the arts are available for January travel and a semester of study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria can be arranged through the international studies program on campus. The Franklin College music program provides a stimulating, challenging, and culturally rich atmosphere in which all students may develop as fine musicians and outstanding citizens.
Making Music On Campus & Off
The campus community looks forward to annual programs such as the Franklin College Musical Extravaganza and the Sing-n-Serve each year. Past Musical Extravaganzas have featured the music of Mozart, Copland, Gershwin, and Bernstein and have highlighted student soloists performing with chamber orchestras of professional musicians from the surrounding areas. The annual Sing-n-Serve is a fundraiser for the choral program that pairs student vocalists with a jazz combo of area professionals. Franklin College music students have traveled to Carnegie Hall to sing Faurè’s Requiem, have performed at Victory Field in Indianapolis, and frequently perform in churches and schools throughout Indiana. Franklin College music faculty are in demand as performers, adjudicators, and clinicians. Come and experience the world of musical possibilities that await you at Franklin College!