The Department of Music 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 other fields in music.
Who we are
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, Keyboard Ensemble, 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.
History and Facilities