About the Department

Monday, August 11, 2014

spotlight

The department enriches the cultural life of the West Georgia region, and has an excellent reputation for preparing musicians who seek careers in teaching, in performance, and in the music industry.

The department's distinguished artist/teacher faculty has extensive credentials and professional experience in performance, music education, production, and other specialized areas of work in music. Undergraduate and graduate students receive individualized instruction in a full range of music course offerings including private study in voice, piano, organ, guitar, and all woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

In addition to undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Music, students find enrichment through concerts, recitals, workshops, and master classes by visiting performers, composers, scholars, and teachers, and by the department's faculty.

Students of all majors participate in a wide range of ensembles for university credit. The university ensembles include the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Opera Workshop, Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble & combos, Basketball Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Percussion Group, Keyboard Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, and a variety of woodwind and brass ensembles.

The department also serves the CORE curriculum, offering courses such as Music Appreciation (Core Area C), Survey of Jazz, Rock, and Popular Music (Core Area C), and Survey of World Music (Core area B.2.). These courses are designed to enrich the artistic and cultural understandings of students throughout the University.