Christian Higher Education Since 1892

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. 

Career Opportunities

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