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 no less than 12 undergraduate majors and 6 graduate programs -— each with an additional ten 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.
Mallory Hayes, Class of 2016, is enjoying accolades and opportunities during her Converse career. At Brevard Music Center's opening concert recently, she performed with Itzhak Perlman. Also, she has been named Principal Second Violin of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Mallory won the seat in a blind audition and by unanimous vote of the audition committee and Music Director Sarah Ioannides. She is the youngest person ever to win a principal position with SPO. Mallory is a student of Sarah Johnson, Associate Professor of Violin in the Petrie School of Music.