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Petrie School of Music

For more than a century, the Petrie School of Music has been a beacon for passionate musicians and a standard-bearer for artistic excellence. A founding member of the National Association of Schools of Music (way back in 1928!) the Petrie School hosts around 200 concerts every year — fully staged operas, a world-class chamber music series, symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, choirs, and dozens of student recitals.

No matter what your musical passion, you’ll find a path to your professional future at Petrie. We offer 11 undergraduate majors, 2 certificate programs, and 6 graduate programs — each with an additional 10 subspecialties! And our artist faculty of specialists plus our student-teacher ratio of 7:1 ensure that your unique gifts and goals will be cultivated by professional mentors of the highest order.

CREATIVITY THAT WORKS

Creativity That Works is our initiative to prepare passionate young artists like you for productive careers in the arts. You’ll hone your craft as well as gaining skills in marketing for the arts, portfolio development and career management. Dr. Chris Vaneman, Head of the Petrie School of Music, said “Students today need a comprehensive understanding of how the arts work together in order to be effective advocates for their programs and their art.” Blending your craft with these inter-disciplinary skills will give you an edge when you go to seek jobs and opportunities in the arts world.

A key element to this initiative is the experiential learning requirement. All SOA students will gain professional experience through their choice of internship, faculty-mentored research projects in arts fields, or other opportunities.

Beyond the Classroom

Music Events

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JUN
25
The Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble Ice Cream Sundays
SEP
14
Masterclass with Ariana Wyatt, soprano
SEP
14
Ariana Wyatt, soprano
OCT
09
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
OCT
20
Petrie School of Music Preview
NOV
13
The Petrie School & Arlene Shrut, piano
NOV
17
Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship Day
DEC
02
World Dance Fall Concert
JAN
26
Performing Arts Scholarship Day - Music Only
FEB
12
Attacca Quartet
ALL CULTURAL EVENTS