Music - Experience the Music! Newberry College’s nationally accredited (NASM) Department of Music  is perfect for aspiring music performers, music teachers, and church musicians. We strive to prepare students for future careers in all areas of music. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, and an outstanding faculty of active performers who are also experienced teachers, every student receives the kind of personalized, attentive instruction that is essential to developing one's musical talent to the fullest. The Alumni Music Center recently renovated its front lobby and recital hall as the beginning of an initiative to improve the resources for Newberry’s Music Department. Currently the Center houses a 150-seat recital hall, practice rooms, a band room, offices, and classrooms.

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  • You are Invited!  Newberry College is excited to announce the Office of Alumni Relations is teaming up with the Department of Music to offer a social event for alumni and friends. The event will take place around the 2015 South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference, and is scheduled for Friday, February 6 from 5:00-7:00 pm on the second floor of the Carolina Ale House in the Vista area of downtown Columbia, SC (708 Lady St. Columbia, SC). This free event will feature food and drink. Check out the details!  Hope to see you there!
  • Wanda Neese in concert.  Wanda directs our Preparatory department and will present a piano concert in two venues.  Columbia College will host the concert at 7pm on February 9 in Spears Recital Hall.  She will also present the program at The Newberry Opera House at 8pm on February 12, 2015.
  • April Troglauer '07

    2014 Reciepient of the 

    Phillip T. Kelly, Jr. Outstanding Young Alumni Award


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  • Did you know we have a Guitar Ensemble? Check out our Ensemble Groups!
  • Visit our new Retired Music Faculty Web Page.  Our retired faculty provide a unique history of Newberry College Music.
  • Become a member of the Newberry College 'Friends of Music'.  This is a new and exciting way to be an extension of NC Music in your area. 
  • Our Music Newsletters are now available on-line.  A special section of the Summer/Fall 2013 Dimensions features our Music Department to include early history of the Newberry College Singers and Jazz Band.  An insert is provided in our Newsletter filing cabinet. All of these links open in a new window.

Mission Statement of the Department of Music

The Newberry College Department of Music, through a supportive student-oriented community, provides a comprehensive musical foundation from which students may pursue an ongoing involvement with music. The faculty and staff encourage the development of musicianship, creativity, critical thinking, leadership, and personal growth through instruction, performance, scholarship, and service. The Department of Music is dedicated to the aesthetic value of the musical arts and strives to ensure that Newberry College students remain passionate, lifelong advocates of music.

Department of Music graduates are prepared to participate and lead in a variety of levels in the field of music. Newberry music graduates include outstanding professional performers, and choral and instrumental music educators who lead excellent school music programs throughout the Southeast. Newberry music alumni have received graduate degrees in programs throughout the United States. Music Department graduates have also had successful careers in the music industry.

The Department of Music at Newberry College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Lindsey Holland