Music at Davidson

The Music Department provides challenging encounters with the multi-faceted perspectives inherent in music with our culturally and stylistically diverse curriculum.

Students learn to think, create, perform, and communicate in a critical, expressive, and articulate manner. Through performances, lessons, lectures, and master classes we aspire to instill passion for music as a significant dimension of the human experience.

Most of our course offerings and all of our ensembles are open to majors and non-majors alike.

Our classes cover a wide span of musical interests including world music, film music, American musical theatre, traditional music of the southern Appalachians, music of Latin America, opera, conducting, digital composition, and more.

Many of our music majors find it easy to double major in another academic area, due to the flexibility and ability to individually tailor the music major to one’s interests. Scholarship opportunities are also available and are not dependent on a major in music.

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Davidson College Jazz Ensemble in Concert

The Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned "big band" of approximately 18 musicians. The group rehearses and performs throughout the year.

DCSO in Concert

A community favorite, the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra performs to sold-out crowds during the annual Holiday Gala.

Student Using Electronic Music Equipment

The curriculum provides challenging encounters with the multifaceted perspectives inherent in the study of music.

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