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Music Schools & Colleges in Alabama

Alabama A & M University
Normal, AL
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The Alabama A & M University Music Program is widely recognized as an outstanding university-based music program with a long tradition of excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our program is fortunate to be a valued unit in a major university well known for its support of the arts. The faculty members of the AAMU Music Program are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields of expertise. They provide students with an educational environment both demanding and supportive. The thousands of AAMU graduates who have entered the profession as public school teachers, professional performers, conductors, college and university professors, composers, scholars, administrators, and private music teachers evidence their success.

Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL
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Bring your musical talent to Alabama State University and prepare for a career as a teacher or professional musician. Our undergraduate degree in music offers concentrations in education and performance.

Your time at ASU starts with an audition and diagnostic exam that tell us about your ability and proficiency. It continues with a program of study that mixes traditional classes, like music theory, history, and aural skills, with private voice or instrument lessons. And it’s bolstered by opportunities to perform with our large ensembles, like band and choir. Faculty, guest artist, and student recitals, along with the opportunity to attend local and regional performances will enhance your musical experience.

Auburn University
Auburn, AL
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You love music. You can’t wait until your next performance. You take pride in your work. You dream of a life filled with music. If this describes you, then you have come to the right place. Maybe you aspire to be a professional singer, a concert pianist, a high school band director, or an orchestral musician. Whatever the case, the Department of Music at Auburn University is where you can find your place. As a music student at Auburn, you will be a member of a dynamic and supportive ensemble of people dedicated to the study and performance of music. You will have the opportunity to learn about and perform music with other students from parts of the world near and far. You will mentor with our well-respected faculty, a group of highly talented musicians and educators that share a common goal of excellence on the stage and in the classroom.

Birmingham-Southern College
Birmingham, AL
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BSC’s Department of Music places a high priority on excellence and features an extraordinary faculty of nationally and internationally recognized artists and teachers, including performers, composers, conductors, music historians, and music educators. Equally impressive is our record of student achievement. Our department offers a variety of music training programs leading to the bachelor and master of music degrees. The college is located in the heart of the Magic City which boasts a flourishing arts scene made up of a major orchestra, professional opera companies, ballet organizations, theaters, and other groups.

Faulkner University
Montgomery, AL
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Do you love music? A prosperous and fulfilling career in music is possible for those who love to perform, compose or teach music. Faulkner University develops musicians who are thoroughly prepared to enter music careers or to enter graduate-level music studies while also developing a Christian philosophy of the arts. At Faulkner, small classes provide focused attention on your vocal or instrumental talent. One-on-one instruction from professional musicians hones your skills and knowledge while our ensembles provide many performance opportunities.

Huntingdon College
Montgomery, AL
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The Music Department endeavors to offer superior training in music performance in the context of a liberal arts education. Consistent with the educational orientation of the College, music studies center upon the classical tradition of western music while recognizing the important contribution of music from other cultures and traditions. In order to accomplish these goals, music graduates are expected to possess skills in and an understanding of music theory and history, as well as an appropriately high level of achievement in performance.

Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL
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The faculty, staff, and students of our Music Department play an integral role in fulfilling the mission of our University through its academic curriculum, bands, choirs, and ensembles. Instrumental and vocal instruction acquaints students with the cultural heritage of our region, nation, and world. Music compels the human spirit and through different applications has made significant contributions to world history. Our music department provides an understanding of our society and provides aesthetic sensibility for the development of students, both in personal expression and social experience.

Judson College
Marion, AL
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The Judson College motto, “Knowledge and Faith for a Purposeful Life”, expresses the strengths of the Music Department. Come for a visit to experience what we offer! Judson students, whether music majors, minors, or just music lovers, quickly discover the difference a liberal arts college makes. Judson’s Music Department is a place where any avenue of your musical expression will find an opportunity to blossom. Judson – a place where you receive encouragement and interaction daily with the music faculty. We’re truly family within the larger Judson family. Here you are much more than a number. We are committed to helping you develop your music potential. Each student is special. It’s not about competition but becoming your best.

Miles College
Fairfield, AL
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The mission of the Miles College Music Program is: 1) to reflect the college‘s unique philosophical, ethical and spiritual goals through supportive music teaching and learning environments. 2) to provide continuous opportunities for intellectual stimulation and creative growth in areas in which the structure of music is considered within historical and stylistic frameworks, 3) to recognize the intellectual pursuits and achievements of music students, and faculty and further the development of intellectual stimulation and creative growth, 4) to enable practice and demonstrations of the highest professional standards through small classes and hands-on learning experiences and 5) to expand the social dimensions of the music program in ways that benefit community service, cultural enrichment, and educational outreach.

Oakwood University
Huntsville, AL
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The Music Department supports the mission of the university by providing students with access to quality music instruction, opportunities, and services. Students are prepared for graduate school and employment by offering curricula leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music Education, a Bachelor of Music in Theory Composition, and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance. Students who are committed to developing their vocal talent for service to God and to humankind are encouraged to apply.

Samford University
Birmingham, AL
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Music study at Samford University is essentially a threefold program, including training in basic musicianship, training in specialized professional areas and studies in the liberal arts. The core of the program is musicianship—continuous study in music performance, including solo and ensemble experiences, along with extensive work in music theory. In specialized areas, such as teacher training, composition and church music, requirements include training and experiences in the special skills and knowledge appropriate to the respective degree program to equip the graduate to function effectively on the professional level. The liberal arts requirements contribute to the breadth of knowledge appropriate to the professional musician.

Talladega College
Talladega, AL
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The Music program prepares students to continue in graduate school or to enter advanced training for a professional performance career. Preparation for these interests is provided with an emphasis in voice or piano.

Troy University – John M. Long School of Music
Troy, AL
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The mission of the John M. Long School of Music is to provide opportunities for undergraduate music majors, minors, and non-music majors and graduate music students to develop the musical skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become intelligent/artistic performers and/or consumers of music capable of making informed, independent musical choices. Additionally, the School of Music is a cultural resource for the University and the Troy community and provides appropriate services.

University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
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The UA School of Music is Alabama’s comprehensive music school in its Capstone institution of higher education. The University campus is located in Tuscaloosa, in the west-central region of Alabama. Tuscaloosa is 50 miles from Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city, and 100 miles from Montgomery, the state capital. The School of Music has more than 350 music majors and 35 full-time faculty members. The School offers graduate and undergraduate programs in performance, education, composition, theory, history, therapy, jazz studies and more. The School of Music occupies the splendid Frank Moody Music Building. Since it opened in 1987, the Moody Music Building has become one of our state’s most important cultural facilities. Our School of Music is more than a collection of curricular and facilities; it is a community with a unique culture that has evolved over the past century.

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
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The UAB Department of Music . . . where you can create, perform, and inspire! Welcome to the UAB Department of Music. As you explore our website, you will find evidence of a comprehensive and diverse music community comprised of talented students and gifted faculty. Through its many classes, concerts, recitals, lectures, masterclasses, and symposia, the UAB Department of Music is an important part of Alabama’s cultural community, presenting over 150 public events each year. Birmingham is home to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Ballet, Opera Birmingham, Chamber Music Society, and the acclaimed Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center – where many of our department’s concerts and events are presented. All in all – for the aspiring musician, UAB Department of Music is a great place to live, learn, grow and succeed.

University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
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Some music students do better at a really big school where they can be anonymous. Others excel in a smaller, family-style environment like the UAH Department of Music. With approximately 60 music majors, we have six full-time and more than thirty part-time faculty. We know our students and we care about them. Of course, we have more than music majors involved in music at UAH. More than 200 students from every college and department on campus are involved in our 15-20 ensembles each semester. More than 1300 students were enrolled in music classes of all kinds last year.

University of Mobile
Mobile, AL
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UMobile’s Center for Performing Arts Department of Music is dedicated to train, develop, and educate the next generation of musicians. Our goal is to direct our students in developing their artistry as they pursue excellence and impact others with their art. We strive for excellence and diversity in our music department and endeavor to expand the present and future musical opportunities for our students. Our faculty are professional musicians with experiences ranging from operas, theatres, touring groups, church stages, orchestras, and classrooms around the world. At the Center for Performing Arts, we believe that a music student should have a college experience replete with performance opportunities. There are currently 21 ensembles which perform in schools, churches, public venues, civic and political meetings, and conferences around the country and abroad.

University of Montevallo
Montevallo, AL
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Welcome to the University of Montevallo, Department of Music. Here you will find information about one of the most highly regarded music programs in the state and region. Continuously accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1931, we have remained a competitive force in Alabama’s collegiate music education. We are proud of the success and the achievement of our students, alumni, and faculty and we invite you to browse our pages and come visit us in the classroom and/or concert hall. On our beautiful historic campus, LeBaron Recital Hall and Palmer Auditorium are alive with music performances throughout the school year. From chamber music to large ensembles, to our state-of-the art sound booth, music technology and piano labs, to our smart classrooms, studying music at the University of Montevallo prepares students for great careers!

University of North Alabama
Florence, AL
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As an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the UNA Department of Music and Theatre has much to offer–outstanding faculty, exceptional performing ensembles and quality degree programs, including professional degree programs in music education and liberal arts degree programs in music performance and commercial music. In addition, the UNA Theatre tradition is renowned throughout the region for its history of excellence in productions and repertoire. UNA is pleased to offer a recently redesigned academic degree program in theatre through the Department of Communications. Opportunities for performance in music include both large and small ensembles in the University’s band, choral, and orchestral ensembles, as well as in piano, guitar, brass, percussion, woodwinds and opera/musical theatre. Private study is offered across the full range of applied lessons in voice, piano, band and orchestral instruments and guitar. Technical and acting opportunities in theatrical productions are open to all students based on experience and expertise, regardless of academic major.

University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
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The University of South Alabama Department of Music, through its innovative curriculum, empowers professional musicians, music educators, and those who wish to enrich their lives through the arts. The Department serves the needs of the University to promote general education and to provide a vital cultural link to the great state of Alabama and to the Gulf Coast region. Its excellent facilities and faculty, promotion of technology, and dedication to life-long learning provide a wide spectrum of experiences for both the student and the community.