Program Overview

With Carson-Newman’s intensive music performance degree program, you’ll be prepared to take the stage or to continue your education through graduate studies. The rigorous curriculum is designed for students who demonstrate advanced technique and musical artistry, as well as the discipline and aspiration to achieve. Our expert faculty with extensive musical backgrounds will mentor you throughout your educational journey. 

The small size of our program allows you optimal performing opportunities and individual attention while attaining the exceptional quality and standards of larger programs. In addition to our outstanding music ensembles, you may also choose to participate in musicals and operas on campus. To further your professional training, you can attend regional workshops, auditions and competitions. 

Emphasis Areas 


  • Carson-Newman offered me lots of opportunities to get on the stage and execute what I was learning in the classroom and my private lessons.
    Benjamin Archer, 2017 / Graduate Student in Vocal Performance / University of North Florida
Music Performance Careers

• Vocal or instrumental performance
• Music education
• Speech pathology

Study Abroad

A study abroad course gives you the opportunity for directed and self-directed study in Germany and Austria that focuses on the music cultures of those countries.

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