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Wofford choral group on stage in Leonard Auditorium

Learning the language of music

Wofford music program continues to expand, evolve

Nearly half of Wofford College’s 1,650 students take advantage of the college’s ever-expanding and improving music education and performance opportunities. Those include:

  • Wofford Singers, a mixed voice choir.
  • Men’s Glee Club, a male chorus and the oldest performing group on campus.
  • Women’s Choir, a women’s chorus established in 1989.
  • Wofford Men, a small “pops” a cappella men’s ensemble.
  • Goldtones, a small “pops” a cappella women’s ensemble.
  • Show Choir, a group that performs Broadway melodies with choreography.
  • Gospel Choir, a group founded to uplift the community through song, fellowship and praise.
  • Band, which performs at concert venues and athletics events.
  • Voice Lessons, individual music laboratory instruction.
  • String Ensemble, a group that studies and performs selected string literature.
  • Musical Interim projects, offered every other year in January in conjunction with Wofford Theatre.
  • Classes in musical history and theory.

Wofford offers no music major, but a minor is under consideration.

 

With the opening of the new Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, which houses the visual and performing arts programs, new possibilities open for music performances as well.

“I think smaller ensembles will use the beautiful new facility for a concert venue on occasion. I also anticipate musical theatre opportunities opening up in the future. With the new Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre, we may see some of our student concerts being held there. It’s a wonderful opportunity.”— Gary McCraw ’77, associate professor and director of music

By Laura Hendrix Corbin