Prospective Students who intend to major in music or music education are required to audition.
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Providence College Department of Music has a great deal to offer potential music majors, minors, and all students interested in participating in musical activities. We support eight vocal and instrumental ensembles, several small ensembles, semester-long workshops in opera and musical theater, and an active jazz program. These ensembles and activities are open to all students of any major.
We also offer applied lessons on all instruments and voice which aregiven once a week throughout the semester to music majors, minors, and all students. Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with master musicians from around Rhode Island and the Boston area. At least one solo recital is required as the capstone of the program for music and musiceducation majors, but all students have the option of performing non-required recitals. Frequent studio recitals, master classes, and opera-musical scene workshops are also scheduled and are open to all students.
The Department of Music also offers a wide variety of academic classes in music for majors, minors, and all students. These include courses in music appreciation, jazz studies, popular music, world music, seminars on important composers, post-tonal music, or even the history of love through song. Several of our students have gone on to careers in academic areas of music in theory or music history.
Whether your dream is to sing with the Metropolitan Opera, win a Grammy, perform with a world-class orchestra, become a music educator, lead musical worship, pursue a graduate degree in applied or academic music, teach at the college level, or perform on Broadway, Providence College is a fantastic place to get an education and get started. We’re glad to tell you about our program and our alumni—PC grads who have done all of the above.
The department has a strong mission to those students who elect to take music courses to fulfill the Fine Arts core as well as those who major or minor in music, a mission that is attentive to the college's status as a liberal arts institution in the Judeo-Christian and Dominican Traditions.
The department pursues a unique curriculum that promotes a multiplicity of styles and cultural diversity in music. In doing so, the Music Department of Providence College seeks to further the college's mission to encourage respect for the dignity and equality of every person.