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Prospective Students, Audition and Music Scholarship Information

DIRECTIONS: The Providence College Eaton Street gate will lead you directly to the Smith Center.
If you are using a mapping system such as Google maps or GPS,
use #61 Eaton Street as the destination address for the gate.
Once you enter the gate, you can park in the lot to your left.
Please use the main entrance in front of the Smith Center for events and auditions

The Music Department’s mission is to foster cognitive, critical, analytical thinking, and aesthetic appreciation through the study of music, and to develop musical performance skills to the highest level of students’ capabilities.

The Music Department defines part of its mission to assist students to study, to hear, and to perform music with intelligence and understanding within the spirit of an art that transcends analysis. Courses of study are designed to provide a strong grounding in music history, theory, literature and performance, all, of which, call into practice skills of analytical perception and critical analysis that are necessary for academic disciplines.


Catherine Gordon, Ph.D.
Smith Center for the Arts G05

401.865.1898 additional contacts
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The Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in music has five areas of focus: History/Literature; Theory/Composition; Performance; Jazz; Church Music, and Music Technology. The program is a broad experience of the various aspects of music history, music theory, performance, and ensemble participation within the liberal arts context of the College.

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Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology and Production

The Bachelor of Arts in music technology and production is a specialized major where you will learn how to produce professional-quality music, as well as gain hands-on experience using music hardware and software technology, all while acquiring an understanding of the music industry.

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Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

The Bachelor of Arts in music education balances the liberal arts program of the College with the requirements for both the music and education departments for the certification process in music education. All PC students in Music Education, K-12, have found jobs teaching all over the country after graduation.

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Bachelor of Arts in Liturgical Music

The major in Liturgical Music at Providence College is inherently a portrayal of interdisciplinarity drawing from both theology and music. With concentrations primarily in voice or keyboards (organ and piano), the major prepares students with a liberal arts degree to serve as church musician and/or continue studies at the graduate level.

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Musical Theatre concentration

The musical theatre concentration aims to develop students’ talent and ability with the goal of helping them discover their own unique abilities in musical theatre. A successful professional in musical theatre must possess skills in acting, voice, music, and dance, and be able to integrate these skills with ease, expressiveness, and versatility.

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more information about music


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Perform with the PC Chorus, Symphonic Winds, Jazz Band, and other music-focused student clubs

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Show your school spirit as a member of Pep Band

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Join the Chamber or Jazz Chamber ensembles


Our esteemed faculty members are specialists in music education, choral music, jazz studies, vocal performance, and instrumental training and hail from the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Boston University, the University of Michigan, Arizona State University, and the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.


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of 2018-2022 fine and performing arts graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school


are employed only


are attending school only


are employed and attending school

Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.

Selected Places of Employment/Service

Achievement First Iluminar
Art League Rhode Island Cambridge
Cathedral of Christ the King College Light Opera Company
Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C.
Connecticut Landmarks
Elizabeth Grant Photography
Executive Search Partners Inc.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Fulbright Program
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Pierre Frey
Pili Montilla
Samuels & Associates
Savings Bank
Sian Heder
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath
The Doseum
The Standard-Times
Walt Disney World
White Heron Theatre Company
Wolf & Company, PC

… and elementary/secondary schools throughout the U.S.

Selected Graduate Schools

Boston College
Curry College
Delta State University
Manhattan School of Music
New York University Steinhardt
Northeastern University
Penn State University
Providence College
Saint Joseph’s University
University of Leeds
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Vanderbilt Law School


Cheryl Barry

Administrative Coordinator
Smith Center for the Arts G04