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Music Schools & Colleges in Georgia

Agnes Scott College
Decatur, GA
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The small and supportive music department at Agnes Scott allows you to tailor a course of study to fit your needs. We want you to grow in your breadth and depth of understanding Western music through courses that also include non-Western cultures and emphasize the contributions of women. Our music curriculum offers you a balance of performance, theory, and history, including courses in ethnomusicology and world music.

Albany State University
Albany, GA
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At Albany State University’s Division of Music excellence is achieved through high academic standards, intensive musical training, and opportunities for performance and artistic development. In concert with its celebrated faculty, the ASU Music Division also boasts of its instructional resources that utilize the latest technological advances, including state-of-the-art recording capabilities, and a model classroom for computer assisted instruction in music theory and ear training.

Armstrong Atlantic State University
Savannah, GA
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In a city whose musical roots include famed composer Johnny Mercer’s auspicious beginnings, music students at Armstrong can immerse themselves in musical studies both in the classroom and in the community. Extensive music theory, history, and education course sequences support private studio performance regimens that produce well-rounded young professional musicians and music educators in degree areas of performance (Bachelor of Music) and classroom education (Bachelor of Music Education).

Atlanta Institute of Music and Media
Atlanta, GA
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At the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media (AIMM), we provide a thriving academic atmosphere where students from around the world embark on their journey into the music industry. Our staff of industry professionals uses their years of experience to prepare our students for careers in anything from being a performing artist to audio post production. Take the first step toward a successful career in music by enrolling at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media today.

Augusta State University
Augusta, GA
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Serving the second largest metropolitan area in Georgia, the Department of Music is committed to excellence in teaching, advancing knowledge and skills, and enriching the community in the area of music. Emphasizing student-faculty contact through small class sizes and private music lessons, the Department offers degrees that prepare students for graduate training and professional work in music. Central to the Department’s mission is the success of the students it educates in all its degree and non-degree programs. The Music Program is also committed to faculty research and creativity, enriching its mission of teaching students and serving the university and community by conducting a wide-variety of extra-curricular musical events and activities.

Berry College
Mt. Berry, GA
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With over a century of music-making, the Berry College Music Department provides a diverse curriculum, multiple degree programs, and a world-class faculty. Berry’s Music Department prepares students for careers in music, while offering significant performance opportunities open to all students on campus.

Brenau University
Gainesville, GA
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The music program at Brenau University aspires to integrate the study of music literature with a thorough understanding of the theoretical, historical, and stylistic components of music. Brenau seeks to elicit technical and artistic expression of the highest caliber for all students participating in music and to incorporate music instruction into the total process of education. Additionally, the music program seeks to promote musical excellence within the community.

Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, GA
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The program of study offered by the Department of Music at Clark Atlanta University is designed to prepare the student of music both for various careers in music and for post-baccalaureate study. Embracing concentrations in the areas of voice studies; piano studies; jazz studies; commercial composition; church music; and music history; the music program is designed to prepare well-rounded professionals in each of these areas through a course of study in which the theoretical and the scholarly are balanced with the practical. Students of music pursue a course of study that includes a judicious mixture of music theory, music history, individual music performance, and performance in ensembles while emphasizing practical applications and exposure to the technology and/or methodology relevant to the various concentrations. For musically talented students pursuing other disciplines, the department also offers a minor in each concentration.

Clayton State University
Morrow, GA
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Our versatile and challenging curriculum includes two degrees – the Bachelor of Arts degree in music and the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in performance or music education – and a minor in music. We have an accomplished faculty of performers, scholars, and educators who are committed to helping our students to succeed. Our graduates are successful teachers, performers, church musicians, and music entrepreneurs.

Columbus State University Schwob School of Music
Columbus, GA
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The Schwob School of Music of Columbus State University has become one of the leading and fastest-growing university-level music programs in the southeast. The accomplished artist faculty of the Schwob School of Music serve an internationally diverse student population, and the School’s effect on the cultural life of Columbus is everywhere apparent. In 2008-09 the Schwob School was awarded the Regents Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Covenant College
Lookout Mountain, GA
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The faculty members of the music department at Covenant are committed to the task of helping students grow academically, musically, and spiritually. During students’ time of involvement with the music faculty and with the music curriculum at Covenant, it is intended that they will learn significant aspects of the theory and structure of music, music history and literature. It is also intended that students will develop their skills in aural perception and performance to a significant degree. The development of musical gifts is seen as an important work to which faculty and students are called. All music study is approached with the view that such study will offer students and faculty unique insights into and knowledge of the created structure of reality — insight and knowledge which only the art and discipline of music can provide.

Emmanuel College
Franklin Springs, GA
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We in the Music Department are pleased that you are interested in our programs at Emmanuel College. The music faculty is always looking for quality students to become part of our active program.
Our three programs – B.A. in Music Performance (Vocal, Keyboard, or Instrumental emphasis), B.A. in Church Music, and B.A. in Music – are tailor made to help you develop musically, academically, and spiritually, to prepare you for your career in serving God and your world through the gift of music.

Emory University
Atlanta, GA
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The Department of Music provides a vibrant, dynamic, and innovative environment in which to develop skills as a performer, composer, and scholar. Led by a comprehensive faculty of more than sixty nationally and internationally recognized artists and researchers, undergraduate and graduate students experience a rich diversity of performance and academic opportunities. Our approach to teaching and learning encompasses the intersections of scholarship and performance, which lies at the heart of the objective of our curriculum. True to the spirit of a liberal arts university, our program embraces music majors and minors and also welcomes the participation of students drawn from every discipline across the campus.

Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA
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The Music program is designed to educate and to prepare teacher candidates capable of demonstrating success in bringing students from diverse groups to high levels of learning in music. The professional roles of our graduates will be in the areas of vocal and/or instrumental music at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. Unlike programs in other comparable institutions, the program includes courses such as Computer Applications in Music with special reference to computer-based instruction to introduce students to contemporary computer and recording techniques associated with music education. The program is also responsive to multicultural perspectives by the inclusion of courses to educate students not only in their respective ethnic traditions but in cross-cultural interactions for better understanding and appreciation of various peoples. In that sense, the program is unique. The music program is designed to produce artist-teachers who have skills, knowledge, and positive attitudes to be successful teachers of music in a variety of settings.

Georgia College and State University
Milledgeville, GA
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The Department of Music offers a wide range of opportunities for you to master the principles, skills, and techniques necessary to be successful in the performing arts. Our program provides a competitive advantage to you as you seek entry into the larger cultural community and we provide an outlet for our students’ creative and interpretive energies in your pursuits of a more meaningful appreciation of our society and of the human spirit.

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
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The School of Music will provide the highest level of education in music, facilitate research in music technology, and offer technology-rich performance activities. Embracing its co-curricular role, the Department will serve students throughout the institute promoting a variety of performance opportunities, offering innovative courses, and enhancing Georgia Tech’s cultural and artistic environment. Faculty will contribute to regional, national, and international constituencies through excellence in teaching, research, and service while creatively blending the traditional with the technical.

Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
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Degree programs offered through the Georgia Southern University Department of Music are designed to prepare talented students for careers in concert or jazz performance, music education, composition and arranging, or the general music industry. A special core of music courses in addition to the general core curriculum, followed by specialized courses specific to the major area of study are included. Students find additional musical and cultural opportunities through concerts, workshops, and master classes by visiting performers, and participation in one or more of the department’s many ensembles. All music courses are taught by full-time faculty members or by professional performer/teachers. The Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Georgia Southwestern State University
Americus, GA
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The music program stresses individual attention in presenting the discipline of music. The program is looking for people who enjoy performing and working together to bring out a high level of musicianship.

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
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The mission of the School of Music is to provide a comprehensive, rigorous, and innovative academic program that is consistent with the urban context and mission of Georgia State University, and that serves the pursuit of artistic, professional, and scholarly excellence through experiences of lasting value to all stakeholders.

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
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Welcome to the Kennesaw State University School of Music. It is a dynamic place to be for music and all the arts. In the last three years, we have seen the completion of the Bailey Performance Center and the Wilson Annex (new studios), in addition to being in the Music and Wilson Buildings. Combine these with our wonderful faculty and you have a special place to study music. In addition to our fine residential faculty, you will find that many of the studio teachers perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera, and other professional arts organizations.

LaGrange College
LaGrange, GA
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LaGrange College has a great track record of being at the head of the pack. Our students are constantly involved in all kinds of music-making. They’re on the theatrical stage, in performance halls, in recording studios, and in churches. They’ve been published, recorded and can be heard 24/7 on the internet demonstrating their craft.

The courses we offer, the facilities we make available, the up-to-date technologies in our recording studios and the creative performance opportunities we put forward make our LaGrange College Music majors highly successful and truly unique.

Mercer University Townsend School of Music
Mercer, GA
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Today’s musicians must be prepared for a changing society. Innovative courses in music business and new media assist in the extra-musical preparation. Our graduates are singers at the Metropolitan Opera, conductors in collegiate programs, organists in leading churches, teachers in secondary schools, and collaborative pianists, instrumentalists, and singers in some of the country’s most prestigious graduate schools.

Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA
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The Department of Music is committed to providing the most productive educational experiences for its students who wish to study music as one of the liberal arts. Fostering the development of artistic talent, humanitarian ideals and sensitivities, academic acumen, and respect for the highest professional standards is the principal aim of the Department.

North Georgia College and State University
Dahlonega, GA
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North Georgia College & State University offers a full range of music classes and performance opportunities for all NGCSU students, regardless of major. A wide variety of choral and instrumental groups are open to the entire student body. In addition, the music program offers a unique opportunity to pursue a career in music in a program small enough for personalized instruction yet large enough to provide a variety of ensembles and special activities.

Piedmont College
Athens, GA
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Music study explores the development of this significant art form as it focuses on three major areas: fundamentals, analysis, and performance. The department of music offers courses in music theory, music history, and literature, conducting, and in many areas of applied music. Opportunities are also provided for students to participate in performing ensembles.

Point University
East Point, GA
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Why study music and drama at Point? Because the Department of Fine Arts offers students opportunities to develop their musical and other fine arts skills in a Christian context; perform a wide variety of music, plays, etc.; learn from church and community musicians and artists; enjoy the rich and diverse cultural opportunities our community has to offer. Our department serves Point University by providing degree programs in music, music courses, music and drama experiences for non-music majors.

Reinhardt University
Waleska, GA
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As a music major, you will work closely with professors and students both outside and inside class. The Falany Performing Arts Center, FPAC, will truly become your home away from home. You’ll learn as much in conversation and in practice as you do in the classroom.

Atlanta, GA
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SAE Institute trains students for diverse, entrepreneurial careers in the audio and entertainment industries. On each of our 7 campuses across the US, you’ll find programs specifically designed to immerse you in hands-on, real-world projects from the start, aimed to prepare you to launch a career doing what you love.

Our graduates score movies, design sound for games, mix live sound, run studios, and manage venues. In fact, 7 SAE graduates have participated on GRAMMY nominated projects this year alone.

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“The overall vibe at SAE is amazing. The instructors are passionate about their craft, and the entire staff genuinely wants to help. They go out of their way to get you to the next level.” –2012 Graduate

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Shorter University
Rome, GA
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The Department of Music offers a conservatory-like experience within a traditional liberal arts institution—the best of both worlds. Our voice, piano, and organ students have consistently ranked at or near the top of regional and national competitions for many years. Furthermore, our music education majors are frequently sought after by prospective school systems before they reach graduation.

Spelman College
Atlanta, GA
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The program of the Department of Music is designed primarily for the music major or minor who wishes to study music as one of the liberal arts and who seeks a solid foundation for further study leading to a professional career in performance, scholarship, music education, or related fields.

Toccoa Falls College
Toccoa Falls, GA
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The Music Department exists to prepare Christian musicians for career ministries in performance, teaching, church music and varied music-related vocations. Students develop and share their God-given abilities by participation in ensembles, recitals, concerts, service projects, and ministries. Through these experiences, the Music Department brings the whole person into the learning process through the integration of curricular and co-curricular activities and provides for the dynamic integration of faith and learning, together with character and intellect. This approach, along with the study of music theory, history, church music, pedagogy, and performance give students the skills to become highly effective in their chosen field.

Truett-McConnell College
Cleveland, GA
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The Music Department is organized within the Fine Arts Division at Truett-McConnell College. The department is rooted firmly in a strong Christian and liberal arts tradition. It is committed to providing for each music student, an opportunity to obtain beginning and progressive musical training leading to a degree in music. In addition, it seeks to provide for the interested student, an opportunity to study music as one of the fine arts for the enrichment of his/her academic and personal life.

University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Athens, GA
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The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music is home to approximately four hundred fifty students and a faculty of sixty-five. The School offers a wide variety of degree programs from baccalaureate through doctoral levels, as well as many opportunities for all UGA students to participate in ensembles and academic classes. Each year the School offers nearly 350 public performances. The Hodgson School of Music is part of the Performing and Visual Arts Complex that includes the five-story Music Building, the Performing Arts Center, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
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The department 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 in the music industry.
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.

Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA
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The Valdosta State University Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, with a faculty of 30 artist teachers and over 160 music majors. The Department of Music presents over 200 musical performances for the public each year. In addition, several of the major performing ensembles of the department travel throughout Georgia, the Southeast, and abroad; performing for schools, civic groups, and as part of community concert series.

Wesleyan College
Macon, GA
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With a rich heritage of excellence in the fine arts, the Music Department provides multi-faceted and extensive opportunities for participation in music for students as well as the entire community.

Young Harris College
Young Harris, GA
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Young Harris College has a long tradition of musical excellence. The Music Department provides thorough, professional music studies through a four-year curriculum. Our student body is small and our student-teacher ratio is low, which means our students receive personal attention, frequent encouragement and extra assistance with regard to their professional training. Classes are taught by an outstanding array of highly motivated and caring faculty members who are specialists in undergraduate music instruction.