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!

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.

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. 

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 2016
Former lacrosse player finds his calling in music

When he was injured on the field, Mark Morton ’16 set his plans for an athletic career aside and found another calling. Thanks to encouragement and inspiration from his Berry faculty mentor and life-changing experiences performing with Berry’s jazz ensemble, Mark turned to his guitar and never looked back. He now plays professionally, teaches music to children and is working on recording a solo album.

Mark Morton
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