The UWG Department of Music offers professional undergraduate and graduate degree programs in music. These programs are designed to prepare talented students for careers in music education, performance, and composition, or for entry into the music business world.
In addition to the specific degree programs, students find enrichment through concerts, recitals, workshops, and master classes by visiting performers and scholars and the department's full-time and part-time faculty. The University of West Georgia is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Students at West Georgia, regardless of their majors, participate in a wide range of music performance activities for university credit. University ensembles include the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Opera Workshop, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, Keyboard Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, and various small ensembles. Private study is offered in piano, organ, voice, guitar, and the wind, brass, and percussion instruments.