Department of Music at Greensboro College
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Our Department of Music is committed to developing the musical knowledge, appreciation, talents, skills, and teaching abilities of its students.

With a reputable, well-rounded, and in-depth degree program, music students graduate Greensboro College as experts in their craft, fully prepared to pursue their passions as professional musicians or music teachers. Compared to larger, more competitive schools, music students at Greensboro College have more opportunities and experience performing in musicals, participating in operas, teaching music, and working one-on-one with professional musicians.

Majors and Minors


  • Music (B.A., B.S.) Major

    Students in the major receive a well-rounded music theory, history, literature, and performance foundation while honing their chosen music concentration. All incoming majors are required to (1) audition, (2) be tested in ear training and sight singing, (3) sight read, and (4) be interviewed by members of the Music Department.

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  • Music Education (B.M.E.) Major

    Students in the major earn their teaching licensure: state certifications required by K-12 schools. With a 100% job placement rate, our Bachelor of Music Education graduates are proven to succeed in a competitive job market.

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  • Music Minor

    Students receive foundational understanding of musical knowledge, appreciation, and talents. Minors require 20 credits to complete.

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Auditions

Auditions for entrance into the Music Department and music scholarship auditions occur on most Saturdays, other than holiday weekends, beginning at 1:00 pm. Auditions are held in Huggins Performance Center and Finch Chapel. Students interested in auditioning must contact Cathy Jansen, Fine Arts Administrative Assistant, at 336-272-7102, ext. 242, to schedule an audition date and time.

Students are to prepare and perform two pieces of contrasting styles and another piece that is a favorite. Students may have their own accompanist or request an accompanist when scheduling the audition.

Department of Music at Greensboro College Auditions

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.