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.

Don't Miss These Notes

  • Eric Mintel Quartet performed in the Alumni Music Center on April 16.  What a show!


  • Don't miss a visit in South Carolina from our music department in your area!

    The Newberry College Madrigals will present their program, “Bathe this Scene,” at locations in Charleston, Summerville, and West Columbia. Acknowledging significant anniversaries of the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II, the choir will sing music based on war-related themes. It includes music by Distler, Monteverdi, Schutz, Sviridov, and Tomkins, among others. The program is centered around Jeffrey Van’s A Procession Winding around Me, a moving four-movement work based on Walt Whitman poetry. Madrigals is a select mixed-choir and has been touring South Carolina for over forty years. Dr. Chris Sheppard will conduct and Matthew Smith, classical guitar, and Dawn Driggers, piano, will also be featured.



April 9

St. John’s Lutheran Church

7 pm

5 Clifford St


April 10

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

7 pm

316 W W Carolina Ave


April 12

St. Johannes Lutheran Church

11 am service

48 Hasell Street


April 12

St. David's Lutheran Church

7:30 pm

132 Saint David's Church Road

West Columbia


  • Visit our new Retired Music Faculty Web Page.  Our retired faculty provide a unique history of Newberry College Music.
  • 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