The Salem College School of Music focuses on developing the whole musician. Building on a centuries-old legacy of excellence, it offers a healthful, stimulating environment in which a diverse student body obtains a unique blend of outstanding professional and liberal arts training. Through rigorous, nurturing, and personalized instruction, students are empowered to develop their unique talents to the fullest potential and to prepare themselves for the next step in their musical journey—graduate school, professional internships, international study, teaching and performing careers, or community leadership in the arts.

The School of Music also provides cultural leadership and educational opportunities for Salem Academy and College and for Winston-Salem and its surrounding areas. Through free concerts, workshops, audience building, and general music education, the School of Music seeks to contribute to the cultural vitality of our region and to secure a healthy future for the study and performance of music.

In addition to its college-level program, the School of Music supports a variety of music education programs through the Community Music School (CMS). The CMS offers private instruction in music to children and adults. Music majors have the benefit of observing and participating in the CMESC programs as part of their training. 

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