The Sunderman Conservatory of Music devotes itself to the development of the art of music in the lives of the campus and broader community by blending excellent, comprehensive musical training with Gettysburg College's strengths as one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges.
Music-the traditions of classical, jazz, and world musics working side-by-side and crossing boundaries-provides the lens through which students achieve a rich, well-rounded education. The Conservatory offers a wide range of music opportunities for its majors and minors and for those majoring in other fields who are interested in having music as an important part of their lives. It is our belief that the whole person can be fostered through the transforming and transcendent power of music.
A program of rigorous study in specialized music disciplines, coupled with a core curriculum in music theory, history, and literature, not only prepares music majors for distinction as performers, scholars, and teachers but also inspires success in a broad array of potential career choices.
Three degrees- Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in Performance, and Bachelor of Music Education-are offered, as is a minor in music.
A successful audition and a music theory placement assessment are required for acceptance into the music major and minor programs.
The Sunderman Conservatory is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).