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If making music energizes and excites you, consider turning your passion into a major in Erskine’s Music Department. Whether you want to conduct, perform, or teach, the Music Department offers the tools and expertise to achieve that goal.

Degree Details

We offer applied study in piano and organ, wind, string, and percussion instruments, and voice. At Erskine, you can focus your studies to suit your interests and career goals.

  • You can earn a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in either performance or church music.
  • If you are interested in teaching music, you can earn a B.S. in Music Education with an emphasis in choral or instrumental music for grades K-12. Click here for more details.

Erskine offers the opportunity to further customize your studies. With faculty assistance, students can propose alternative concentrations, which may be pursued if approved by the music faculty and the provost.


Many Erskine students studying in other fields enjoy the music minor, which offers either a concentration in a particular performance skill or a general music track.

All students, whether they are music majors, minors, or non-majors, are invited to take applied music or audition for ensembles. The music faculty at Erskine College is committed to equipping students with music skills to be used for a career or a lifetime of enjoyment.


Keith Timms

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, Professor Music Education, Department Chair, Conducting Choral Methods

Susan Collins

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Accompanist, Performance Seminar, Elementary Music Methods

Abraham Marsh

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Strings and Brass

Heidi McKee

Adjunct Instructor Of Music (Strings)

Kory Vrieze

Adjunct Instructor Of Music (Winds, Performance Seminar)

Bill Diekhoff

Adjunct Instructor of Music (voice)

Lucie Svatonova

Adjunct Instructor of Music - Voice, Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, Performace Seminar, Music History and Music Theory (voice, diction, vocal pedagogy)

Lyman Golden

Adjunct Instructor of Music (classical and jazz guitar, electric bass)

Deborah Caldwell

Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Studies, Applied Brass, Brass Methods, Music Theory, Aural Skills

Jean Ellen Linkins

Adjust Instructor of Music, Introduction to Music

Hannah Timms

Adjunct Instructor of Music, Introduction to Music Research and Criticism

Sharalynn Hicks

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music – Applied and Class Piano, Principal Collaborative Pianist, Fundamentals, Performance Seminar
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