Music, B.A.



In 2005, the Music Department moved into our state-of-the-art Music Center which houses four digital recording studios, one analog recording studio, 24 sound-proof practice rooms, a 500 seat recital hall, and spacious classrooms, rehearsal rooms and faculty offices.

An indispensable aspect of your music training is the opportunity for performance. Periodic departmental recitals stimulate creativity and discipline conducive to continued improvement. Wide varieties of ensembles provide extensive exposure to diverse music literature and are open to qualified students from all departments.

The Greenville College Choir is a tradition in itself. Performing many styles of great sacred music, their annual spring tour has included journeys throughout the continental USA, Canada, England, and Central Europe. In recent years the GC Choir has also been invited perform at serveral professional conferences, (Illinois Music Education Conference, The Calvin Symposium on Worship, and the American Choral Directors Association Central Division Convention) as well as with a number of professional ensembles (Boston Camerata, The American Kantorei, the Kingsbury Ensemble). 

All members of the college and community are invited to participate in the Chorale, which performs the great chorale masterworks, including an annual performance of Handel's oratorio, Messiah.

The select ensemble known as the GC Chamber Singers perform choral literature from the Renaissance period to the twenty-first century.

The Vocal Band is a group of singers and instrumentalists who perform modern vocal jazz. 

Our Concert Band presents two home concerts each semester. 
Opportunities are also available in smaller ensembles of brass, strings, woodwinds, and jazz band. 

Our Experiences

Brent McCollum

Brent McCollum's Internship to Launch a Career

Greenville College prepares students for a life of character and service. Junior, Brent McCollum, is well on his way to becoming a doctor thanks to the opportunities provided by GC and Sigma-Aldrich.
GC Alumnus Finds Calling in Trauma Surgery

GC Alumnus Finds Calling in Trauma Surgery

"I learned that trauma surgery is where I belong in the world," reflects Alex Simmonds '15 on his experience participating in a thoracotomy during his first year in medical school.
Record Number of Students in Summer Science Research

Record Number of Students in Summer Science Research

This summer marks a banner year for science research at GC with 18 students participating in research.
GC Alumnus Ellis Named Top Rural Physician Nationwide

GC Alumnus Ellis Named Top Rural Physician Nationwide

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has named Dr. Wendel Ellis ’86 Rural Health Practitioner of the Year for 2015. Ellis was recognized April 16 during the NRHA’s 38th Annual Rural Health Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
GC Alumnus Snyder Named Conservation Educator of the Year

GC Alumnus Snyder Named Conservation Educator of the Year

The Conservation Federation of Missouri has named Robert Snyder ’74 its 2015 Conservation Educator of the Year.

Career Opportunities

  • Arranger
  • Music Professor
  • Arts Administrator
  • Community Music Director
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Copyist, Transcriber
  • Lyricist
  • Performer
  • Summer Camp Music Director
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