About the Program

  • Concert Choir: This vocal group is open to anyone who enjoys singing! A variety of musical literature is explored, including sacred, contemporary, popular, and Broadway. This ensemble performs several times each semester for a variety of college functions. In addition to concert performances, the members of the concert choir often participate in the yearly musical.
  • Collegiates: This women’s vocal group is selected by audition only. A variety of musical literature is learned for performances both on and off campus. This ensemble has developed an excellent reputation for its music ministry throughout the greater area. In addition, many of the singers win leading roles in the Theater/Music Department’s musical productions.
  • Handbell Ensemble: Ferrum College is privileged to own a five-octave set of handbells, and three-octave set of hand-chimes! Anyone with a basic knowledge of rhythm can participate in this instrumental group. This ensemble performs concerts both on campus and is a highlight at several area churches.
  • Marching/Pep Band/Color Guard: This ensemble is relatively new to Ferrum College and is developing its membership, but enthusiastically supports the college’s athletic activities! View the Panther Band Program!
  • Performing Ensembles:We have several instrumental and choral ensembles in which to participate, and received college credit for doing so:

The curriculum incorporates a variety of courses such as:

  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Harmony and Musicianship I and II
  • Aural Theory
  • Music History
  • Music for Children
  • Piano Class I and II
  • Voice Class I and II