The Claflin University Department of Music is committed to preparing our students to excel in a variety of professional careers. As one of the centers of excellence at the University, the Department of Music aims to provide a flexible career- oriented education with an extensive choice of options within the broad field of music. The combination of spacious facilities, a balanced curriculum, and a distinguished faculty are but a few of the many advantages of musical training at Claflin. Throughout each year, the Department presents a variety of concerts and music productions both on campus and as a part of national and international tours.
The Department of Music aims to provide a flexible career-oriented education to accommodate students' career options within the broad field of music.
Auditions for admission and for music scholarships are held throughout each year and are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional performance ability and academic achievement.
Student performing ensembles sponsored by the Department of Music provide unique musical experiences for university students who want to continue developing their performing skills.
The Department of Music is housed in the newly constructed University Music Center. The 1.8 million dollar structure is home to the University Bands, the University Choral Studies area, and the departmental administrative office. It also houses several teaching studios, classroom space, practice rooms, and a state-of-the-art audio/visual technology center.
Adjacent to the Music Center is the Whitaker V. Middleton Fine Arts Center. This facility contains several teaching studios, classrooms, and practice rooms. It also houses the Daniel C. Moss Auditorium, a 600-seat performance hall used for concerts, theatrical productions, recitals, and lectures.
In close proximity to the Fine Arts Center is Minister’s Hall, the University’s newly renovated Performing Arts Center and one of our most historic campus structures. It contains the 200-seat Ernest E. Finney, Jr. Auditorium, which provides an additional forum for master classes, chamber performances, faculty and student recitals, guest artists, workshops, and lectures.