Music & PC

Music Study at Presbyterian College prepares students for a professional life in music, enhances a liberal arts education, provides life-long service, and creates opportunities combined with other majors and minors.

PC offers a Music major and a Music minor. All students can participate in music classes, lessons, and ensembles no matter if they are a beginner or highly experienced and are welcome to audition to receive a music scholarship.

Music scholarship auditions are for everyone*

The Department of Music seeks talented musicians to join their various ensembles through an audition. You could receive a music scholarship of at least $1,000 and up to $3,000 per year. This will be combined with your merit scholarship offer. The amount of your music scholarship will be determined by your audition and will be recommended by our music faculty.

The ensembles that you can participate in as early as your first year on campus include:

Bagpipes Ensemble
Bands (PC Wind Ensemble, PC Chamber Winds, and PC Jazz Band)
Percussion Ensemble
Piano Ensemble
Strings Ensembles (PC Chamber Orchestra, duos, trios, and quartets)
Vocal Ensembles (PC Choir and all-men and all-women choirs)

Sign up for an audition today!

*Auditions are open to all prospective students – you must audition before attending PC.

Interested in visiting our campus or auditioning?

Auditions for the Department of Music are open to all students, regardless of intended major or minor.

To audition virtually: please send two video clips of contrasting style performing on your instrument or voice (send links, not files, please) to

To audition in person, please contact:
Dr. Karen Buckland: Piano/Guitar
Dr. Richard Thomas: Strings
Dr. Giovanni Briguente: Winds.

Contact Admissions to set up a tour at
Contact the Department of Music directly at 864.833.8470 or email us anytime for more information.

Music Camps & Clinics

PC Piano Clinic

The PC Music Department hosts an annual PC Piano Clinic in February. The clinic is for piano students (grades 6-12) and teachers. Featured events include student masterclasses (solo and ensemble repertoire), lectures, and recitals.

Laurens County Academy of Music

The Laurens County Academy of Music at Presbyterian College provides exceptional music instruction to
interested participants from the Laurens County community and beyond. The LCAM accepts children and adults from beginner to advanced ability levels. Through weekly lessons, student recitals, and immersion within a vibrant liberal arts college atmosphere, the Laurens County Academy of Music nurtures musical growth in an encouraging and professional manner.