A Life in Harmony


Majors: Music, Music Business, Music Education & Music Performance • Minors: Music & Musical Theatre

It’s a universal language

We’ll teach you to be fluent—as a performer, teacher or music business professional.

Build your repertoire and résumé. Learn about the music industry. Log meaningful teaching experience. (Our music education majors enjoy a 100% placement record.)

Want to perform? All Berry students (of any major) are welcome to audition for our campus ensembles. Over 10% of students on campus participate in the music program!

A student conducting music
Hands On

Lead rehearsal at a local high school or teach music to elementary school students. Be a stage manager or assistant conductor for a Berry ensemble. Collect a paycheck while loading your résumé with meaningful professional experience.


Indra Thomas
American Soprano
Indra Thomas

American soprano Indra Thomas is one of the most recognizable names in all of operatic singing. She has performed throughout the world with premiere opera companies and symphonies in the world’s greatest venues. She joins the music faculty of Berry College this fall.

Berry College Ford Complex
Where Music Lives

The iconic Ford complex houses two floors entirely devoted to our music program—from state-of-the art piano and MIDI labs to a recording and editing studio to a vast music library. Three performance venues include the stunning Ford Auditorium.

Music Courses

MUS 246
World Music

Explore the music of Asia, Eastern cultures, Africa, South America, Europe and Australia—as well as the development such American musical forms as jazz and pop.

MUS 121
Berry Singers

Practice and refine your craft in this chamber vocal ensemble of mixed voices. Limited to 24 participants, Berry Singers presents a variety of choral art best suited to small ensemble.

MUS 390
The Music Industry

Gain a broad understanding of the music industry—including management, sales and promotion, publishing, instrument manufacturing, the recording industry, legal and financial services, retailing and wholesaling. Includes field trips. 

Jazz orchestra
Upcoming Music Events

Whatever your taste in music—classical, opera, jazz or contemporary—you’ll find it at Berry. Over 40 performances take place every year, featuring choral and vocal ensembles as well as the symphony orchestra, instrumental ensembles and chamber groups.


Class of 2020
Kenny Morgan

Kenny Morgan’s only musical experience before Berry was belting out show tunes in his car. But thanks to a caring voice teacher, he’s pursuing a Master of Music in vocal performance with a concentration in music theatre at New York University Steinhardt.

Though talented, Kenny didn't have technical knowledge of music or music theory. Enter Lecturer of Music Ruth Baker: the mentor who would change his life. Weekly vocal lessons with Baker took Kenny’s raw, untrained voice to the next level, transforming him into one of the most successful vocal performance majors at Berry.

Kenny Morgan
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