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, a junior Violin Performance major, has won the Senior Strings Division competition at the South Carolina Music Teacher Association 2014 Conference. She will advance to the Southeast Regionals in Knoxville, TN in January. A student of Sarah Johnson, Mallory performed the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, the Chaconne by J. S. Bach, and the first movement of the Ysaÿe Sonata No. 4.