Your home for music performance
All music courses, including our performing ensembles, are open to every student at NC State. With over 60 classes to choose from, more than 20 performing ensembles and dozens of student organizations, we provide music making opportunities that meet you where you are. Whether you’re interested in serious study of your instrument or just want to get together with new friends for a casual jam session, you can keep music in your life no matter what major you choose.
In the music department, we believe music is an essential expression of the human experience and an integral part of who musicians are as people. We’re here to help you follow your musical interests wherever they lead, and inspire lifelong music making in all its forms. The music community at NC State is vibrant and welcoming. Come join your Pack.
The [music department] community has been my main community since coming to college. I’ve bonded with the other students in marching band, pep band and symphonic band every year.
Business Administration and Economics, ’22
Minor in Music Performance
Resources for student-musicians
Whether you’re enrolling in one of our ensembles or just looking for a place to get your fingers on the keys of a piano for an hour, we have resources to help you continue making music at NC State. All NC State students are eligible to reserve practice rooms in Price Music Center. Instrument rentals are available for students enrolled in our ensembles or pursuing a music performance minor.