The Music Department at PC is an associate member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and offers a 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. Fields of study include applied lessons in brass, bagpipes, piano, voice, strings and woodwinds. Students also have a variety of performing groups to choose from including chamber orchestra, jazz band, wind ensemble, choir, opera & musical theatre and a variety of smaller chamber groups – all of which perform regular concerts on campus, and on tour.
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?
For some this answer to this question is simple: Because I’ve always loved performing, and wish to continue to pursue music as a career. The Music Department at PC definitely has a place for these students. Many music students at PC also find that other musical areas such as education, musicology, conducting, technology and music business are more to their liking, and we endeavor to foster their creative paths in any of these areas.
Yet for others music is an avocation worth of college level study. Many of the students involved with music at PC are planning to “go pro” in medicine, law, ministry and other fields that look highly upon undergraduate study in music. Non-majors at PC have access to all of the same instructors, ensembles and performance opportunities as majors.
PC has a proud list of music alumni in fields both in and out of music. Click here for a recent list! (alumni.PDF)
Students in the Department of Music can perform internships internally by teaching in our pre-college program. Many students and their parents come to our department looking for instructors, and we can provide upper-level/advanced students to offer introductory and intermediate level instruction. At first, you would perform the internship to complete a requirement and under supervision – and, later, you could be paid for teaching.
We can assist students with setting up internships with arts organizations, recording studios, and other music businesses. And for non-education students, we can work with local music educators to set up internships in local school districts We can also help to set-up internships in churches under the supervision of church musicians