Piedmont Wind EnsembleDepartment of Music

Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Concentration in Performance is designed with the primary emphasis being the development of performance skills and musicianship through applied study, solo performance, and ensemble participation. The degree requirements include a one-hour solo recital in the senior year.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Concentration in Church Music prepares students for a career as a church or temple music director or organist, combing music performance and teaching. The degree requirements include a one-hour solo recital in the senior year.

Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre

The Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre is designed to provide students who have career aspirations in musical theatre with training and experiences in singing, music skills, acting, dancing, directing, and professional practices. The professional actor training program combines the study of history, theory and analysis of music with practical experience both on stage and back stage.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Administration

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Administration with a Music Concentration, is designed to develop skills, aesthetic sensitivity and technical knowledge in the fine arts, as well as build practical managerial expertise in the areas of production, marketing, presentation and business in arts organizations. Students take courses in business, art, music, and theatre, and gain direct career related experience through an internship program placing them in various art galleries, civic and professional theatres, and music venues. Experiences in studio art, musical performance, and theatrical design, acting and directing are all an integral part of the program.

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Music Educationdegree is an initial certification program for those students wishing to teach music in elementary and secondary schools. This degree program is designed to help pre-service teachers understand how to make a difference in the lives of children through music. A dual-degree program,all students seeking this degree must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree prior to being accepted into the graduate program in Music Education. For more detail on entrance requirements, see the catalogue or contact the Music Office, ex. 1356.

The Master of Arts in Music Educationdegree is designed for certified teachers to gain additional study in music, pedagogy and research. Geared toward those teachers already in the field, this degree leads to advanced certification in the state of Georgia. For more detail on entrance requirements, see the College Catalogue, or contact the Music Office, ex. 1356.

The minor in music is designed for students who are pursuing another but have an interest in the music area.