Dec 04, 2023  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Jennifer Vannatta-Hall, Interim Director

Aliquo, Arndt, Bedford, Bell, Bundage, Cancryn, Clark, Combest, Cornish, Cyzak, Davila, Dawson, DeBoer, Den Exter, Dent, Dye, Han, Hawkins, Ko, Linton, Little, Loucky, McWhirter, Morgan, Mueller, Nadgir, Nies, Perkins, Reish, Simmons, Smith, Thomas, Tipps, Waldecker, West Osterfield, Yelverton

The purposes of the School of Music are to educate and mentor music students to become articulate musicians, successful as music teachers, performers, composers, scholars, business persons in music-related enterprises, and/or students in advanced degree programs; to welcome students whose studies are concentrated in other fields into a community of music education and appreciation, instrumental and vocal instruction, and ensemble participation; to enrich the musical life of the University and community through public music performance and non-curricular instruction; and to provide leadership and maintain professional relationships and activities with musicians regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The school offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Music degree. Students may choose from six concentrations within this major-Instrumental Music Education, Vocal/General Music Education K-12, Voice Performance, Instrumental Performance, Music Industry, and Theory-Composition. A Bachelor of Arts in Music and minors in Music, American Music Studies, and Music Industry are also available as well as a undergraduate certificate in Piano Pedagogy.

MTSU has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1970. (National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; phone (703) 437-0700; fax (703) 437-6312;,

The Bachelor of Music degree programs with concentrations in Instrumental Music Education and Vocal/General Music Education K-12 are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Requirements for Admission to the Bachelor of Music Degree

To be admitted into the Bachelor of Music degree program, all entering students must pass an audition before the faculty on their major instrument or voice. Students who do not pass the audition may be allowed, at the discretion of the faculty, to enroll in private music lessons or class instruction for one semester only. At the end of the semester the student must reaudition for admission into the program.

In addition, all prospective new or transfer undergraduate majors and minors are required to take the Music Theory and Aural Skills Diagnostic Exam to determine appropriate placement in the music theory program. For additional information and to schedule a time for the exam, contact the School of Music Office. Students may not enroll in any music theory course until the exam is taken.

 Graduate Study

 The school offers the Master of Music degree. Requirements for this degree and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.