Bachelor of arts



You are a listener. You dream of leading choirs, conducting orchestras, teaching students, or composing your own works. Learn music theory, aural skills, arranging, music technology and more.

A like-minded group of faculty, students, and staff with a shared passion for all aspects of music, Winthrop’s Department of Music provides supportive mentorships to foster your development as a musician and to prepare you for a career in music.

Winthrop offers four undergraduate and three graduate music degree programs, including a nonperformance-based program: the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a Concentration in Music Technology. Courses cover fundamentals of music technology, audio recording/post-production, synthesis/signal processing, and audio for visual media.



student work

It is the purpose of the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music to provide students with a general music education within a liberal arts setting. Students will acquire and expand their knowledge of musicianship and performance which serve to develop their creative and musical potentials.


    OUR music FACULTY

    Our music faculty are dedicated to developing relationships with each of our students. Nearly 95 percent of the full-time music faculty hold the highest degree possible in their teaching specialty and perform professionally outside of the university and across the region.


    Elisa Koehler

    Elisa Koehler

    Chair, Department of Music

    Office: 129 Conservatory of Music
    Phone: 803/323-2255

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