ABOUT THE PROGRAM
If music is your love and your path to personal and professional growth, our Music major will develop your artistic knowledge, practical skills and industry savvy. Opportunities in the music industry extend beyond performance to include composing (for film, television and games), sound engineering, teaching, music publishing, music administration, and music therapy. At Franklin
Pierce, you will work with faculty who are professional composers and highly regarded performers.
You will learn core concepts of music theory and performance, music history and music technology. As a music major, you will develop artistic ability, self-confidence, discipline, as well as problem-solving, creative thinking, and networking skills that will serve you in all your future endeavors.
Graduates have worked for Db Studios, Riot Games, The New Hampshire Law School and the Zac Brown Band. Others have pursued graduate education in Music composition, Theory, Musicology, and performance, attending institutions such as King’s College London, Syracuse University, and Carnegie Mellon University.
A major and minor are offered.
The Performance Concentration is specifically designed for students interested in instrument performace instruction.
The Professional Concentration is specifically designed for students interested in professional instrument instruction.
The Music Technology Concentration is specifically designed for students interested in recording, electronic, and music technology.
You can join the jazz, guitar, and percussion ensembles, or our contemporary ensemble, Defenstration.
Alumni Success Stories
"I would not have met my band mates, my wife (and had my daughter) if it wasn't for Franklin Pierce. Our band, Roots of Creation, has a huge network of fans and friends that have supported us since day one at venues across the U.S. (and the world) thanks to the relationships we made in this intimate community. This extended family has recently played a major part in hitting #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart with our new fan-funded triple album - Livin Free (Bombshelter Records/ILS/Universal). I gained invaluable experience and connections through the internship program. I can't imagine my life without the Franklin Pierce community.”Brett Wilson '04
Guitarist and Lead Singer/Co-Manager, Roots of Creation and Owner, Bombshelter Records