Music at Franklin College

music students playing inside and outsideAt Franklin College, music is an invaluable dimension of a student’s educational experience. A quality music education integrates the processes of performing, interpreting, critiquing and making music in a way that is developmentally appropriate and personally relevant to students’ lives. Music gives students the means to reflect on, organize and express experiences of one’s self and world. Our music program allows for all students to make meaning out of and give an authentic voice to their inner being and outer experiences.

Through the experiential processes of music, students develop both personal and multicultural awareness and understanding, as they reflect upon their own musical experiences as well as those of others.

Download the Music Major Handout

Departmental Highlights

Why do students choose music at Franklin College?

  • Small class sizes and individual attention
  • Comprehensive curriculum for the music major, music minor or music maker
  • Wide array of musical ensembles to choose from:
    • Franklin College Singers
    • Franklin College Women’s Chorus
    • Franklin College Men’s Chorus
    • Franklin College Pep Band
    • Franklin College Wind Ensemble
    • Franklin College String Ensemble
    • African Drumming Ensemble
    • Franklin College Drum Line
  • Unique internship opportunities which focus on preparing the student for their musical field of choice
  • Applied instrumental and vocal instruction by working professionals who are at the top of their field

Special Programs

Music Department internships send students to top professionals within the field of their choice, regardless where in the country that professional may be. Whether studying with top music therapists in Florida or interning with top high school choral programs,Franklin College music majors are learning valuable skills not taught in the traditional music classroom.

Resources for High School Music Students

Cadences, Chords of Just Intonation, Common Harmonic Progressions, Relative Clefs, Modes and Scales
Harmonic Series, Chord Dictionary, Solfège Scale
The Professional World of Music

  • Paige Lundy

    As a music major, my internship with a State-Champion choral program gave me the kind of experience that I could never learn in a classroom. - Paige Lundy '17

  • Kelsey Baker

    My music internship in Florida with Dr. Don DeVito of the Sidney Lanier Center in Gainsville changed my life by showing me that I can have a career that encompasses all of my passions. - Kelsey Baker '18

  • Troy Bridges

    Participating in band and choir here at Franklin College allows for me to have a well-deserved break from the academic rigor of my day.” - Troy Bridges '19

Meet Our Faculty


Did You Know?

Franklin College music students represent over 40 different majors across campus as well as dozens of music majors in both vocal and instrumental concentrations.