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Concert in Diamonstein Concert Hall

Department of Music

If your passion is performance or composition, whether you want to be a choral or instrumental music teacher, or if you seek a firm foundation for a career outside of music, we have a program that will help you realize your aspirations, regardless of your chosen path.

We offer professional instruction on all woodwind, brass, percussion and string instruments as well as piano, harpsichord and organ — in addition to voice, composition, improvisation and conducting.

Through a rich learning environment our students grow into talented and respected artists, dedicated scholars, and global citizens.

Christopher Newport is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

  • The Ferguson Center is the best-sounding venue I've ever had the pleasure of playing in.

    Nii Akwei Adoteye '08
    • Nii Akwei Adoteye '08
    • Two-time winner of the ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award
  • I am driven by my love of music. It's more than a love - I would call it a reverence.

    Erin Plisco '09
    • Erin Plisco '09 and MAT '10
    • Educator and recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship

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