Mercer University - Be the Bear



The Townsend School of Music believes in developing the whole musician student through the integration of performance, practice, and theory.  Mercer’s music students gain incredible experience through their classes, individualized instruction, and performance opportunities.

Acceptance into the Townsend School of Music requires an audition and is a separate process from acceptance into the University.  To schedule your audition, please contact the Townsend School of Music.

Undergraduate programs offered:

      • Bachelor of Arts in Music
      • Bachelor of Music Education
      • Bachelor of Music Performance


Robert McDuffie Center for Strings
Students study with some of the nation's renowned string musicians, receiving music instruction of conservatory quality, while earning an academically well-rounded undergraduate education from a comprehensive, nationally recognized university.

Every student has direct access to distinguished artist faculty, with regular private lessons, master classes, chamber music coaching sessions and orchestral sectional work. Working together, faculty and students create an intensive, individualized program of study with the goal of presenting complete musicians to the real world.