Department of Music

The Department of Music at Presbyterian College is a full-service music department offering music classes, lessons, ensembles, and performances that are available to all students at the College.  The Department of Music publicizes its performance schedule throughout the region, particularly in Laurens County, and all performances are open to the public – most without an admission charge.

Presbyterian College is an Associate Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.  We are approved to offer the following degrees:  Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and a Music Minor.

Private lessons, ensembles and even music scholarships are open to all students, regardless of their degree path.

The Department of Music has a faculty of scholars, creative artists and active professional performers serving as faculty.  Opportunities to study applied instruments include brass, bagpipes, piano, organ, voice, strings, percussion, and woodwinds.  Students also have a variety of performing groups from which to choose including chamber orchestra, jazz band, wind ensemble, multiple choirs, opera & musical theatre, and a variety of smaller chamber groups – all of which perform on campus.

Download the 2013-2014 Department of Music brochure: 2013-14 Brochure-DeptofMusicPC

Contact us at 864.833.8470 or email us anytime for more information.  We want you to look at Music at PC – there is much to see.

Why Study Music?

2013PosterAttemptBecause I love it! For some, the answer to this question is simple:  Because I love music and want to continue to participate in musical activities.  Fair enough.  And we have space and room for those.

It’s what I’m going to do! Then there are those students who think that music could be a career – as a private teacher, school teacher (Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High School), as a performer, in music business or arts administration, preparing to study music therapy, college profession . . . and the list goes on.

I’ll major and work in another field, but I love music! And some students are planning are planning to “go pro” in something else: such as medicine, law, ministry, and other fields that value undergraduate study in music.  They can earn a minor in music at PC to augment their studies in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics (pre-med maybe?), Business, English, History, Modern Foreign Languages . . . and Ministry/Christian Ed particularly.  But some of the students want to know if they can double-major.  And the answer is yes.  With 122 hours required to graduate, many students do the math and see that many double majors (+ general education credits) adds up to about 122-130 hours!  Perfect!

General participant, music minor, music major – the Department of Music at PC has a place for you.