Centre College offers an extraordinary wealth of opportunities for students who wish to pursue their love of music in college. Whether you want to play in a first-rate college orchestra or sing in a choir, perform in an opera or musical, play in our famous Kentucky music ensemble, learn about traditional music from exotic cultures, work with some of the amazing world-class artists who come to the Norton Center for the Arts, or study music from some of our internationally acclaimed faculty, Centre’s music program is brimming with possibilities.

Centre’s music faculty are unbelievably passionate and dedicated to developing your potential as a musician and student of music. All are fabulous and inspiring musicians, and often develop life-long friendships with their students.

Our students are a diverse bunch of extremely talented young men and women. Some are classically trained instrumentalists and vocalists, others are composers who enjoy writing popular music, music for their own instrument, or for an ensemble. Some are blues pianists, some specialize in digital music technology, while others play traditional banjo music or specialize in Baroque vocal music. Our majors pursue graduate work in performance, musicology, composition, music education, and music therapy. Many of our students are double majors or students who simply couldn't stop making music while they major in another field. They bring their love of music to their careers as doctors, educators, researchers, and lawyers.

With our small size, we are committed to tailoring your musical experience at Centre in a way that is right for you!

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student playing violin