Academics - Music

Music Department

Many music courses and activities are open to all students as an opportunity to broaden their cultural interests in the field of music, as well as provide the necessary study for the music and music education student. Students may enhance their aesthetic sensitivity by participating in music activities and will develop a discriminating taste for a wide variety of music. Prospective music majors are advised to begin the study of music before entering college.

Music ensembles provide exposure to music literature and opportunities for musical expression and are open to qualified students from the entire campus. The Greenville University Choir (A Cappella Choir) tours annually to national and international destinations. Additional touring ensembles include Chamber Singers, Pursuit, and Summer Pursuit. Other opportunities for ensemble participation include Chorale, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Lab Bands, and Fusion Ensemble. All members of the university and community are invited to participate annually in the Greenville Choral Union which regularly performs larger choral works including Handel's "Messiah." An audition is required for entrance into most ensembles.

Majors & Minors

Music Business Major
Learn the ins and outs of the music industry including artist and venue management, production, distribution, and more. Gain hands-on experience and develop critical thinking and analytic skills to become an agent, manager, or work for a record label.
Music Industry Studies, BS
Students work towards a common goal of production through understanding a broad-based set of skills, allowing them to be competent in several areas of recording, engineering, and technical skills to become invaluable professionals in this field.
Worship Arts, BA
The Worship Arts major prepares you to serve in Christian ministry. This is one of the fastest growing sectors of the Christian Music industry, and our program draws not only on our strong tradition in music, but also on Greenville’s experience of more than a century of preparing men and women for full-time Christian service.
Music Minor
Discover new opportunities to broaden your cultural interests in the field of music. You will enhance your aesthetic sensitivity by participating in music activities that will develop a discriminating taste for a wide variety of music. For a minor you will be required to complete 21 credit hours.

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