Prepare to enter the growing and multifaceted music industry by sharpening your skills and expanding your musical horizons. You will study practical skills such as performance, composition, and technology while learning music theory and history to develop a strong foundation. Join a contemporary, jazz, guitar, or percussion musical ensemble on campus. Or, if your talent is voice, join the Choral Union, which performs a variety of genres, or the Lachrimae, dedicated to music, costume, and dance from the Middle Ages and Renaissance era.
Alumni have gone on to work as audio engineers, performers, teachers, and pursued graduate school.
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