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Music is often called the "universal language," a common bond shared across centuries and cultures. The diverse curriculum of the music program at Randolph-Macon College engages students in the rich breadth and depth of music through courses in performance, theory, history, and technology.

Music in Depth

The music curriculum includes not only key foundation courses but also courses in music education, recording techniques and the music industry, along with topics such as the role of music in film and politics.

Music Careers

Students interested in the Music Major can follow three slightly different paths: Music Major, Music Education, or Arts Management with a Music Emphasis. For details on these programs consult the Degree Requirements. Our graduates have gone on to careers in a variety of areas including music education, music therapy, music management, church music, and music retail. Others have gone on to graduate school in music, as well as in other fields.

Music Performance

Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Ujima Gospel Choir, our partnership with the Hanover County Band, Pep Band and more—the music program encourages participation in R-MC's performing musical groups. Music major Susanna Carson '12, who plays the organ at a local church, also traveled with R-MC’s choir to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," she says, "singing in so many beautiful cathedrals with the choir."