Program Overview

Carson-Newman’s music degree allows you to customize your studies to fit your musical interests and secondary interests. After completing your music core classes, you can choose upper-level electives to specialize in church music, vocal pedagogy, music theory, piano pedagogy, music education or a combination of all of these areas. This major has a minor built into the degree requirements so that you can pursue a related field to broaden your expertise and enhance career opportunities.

The Carson-Newman Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

  • The outstanding music faculty invested in me throughout my time at Carson-Newman.
    Jonathan Hodge, 2006 / Program Director and Behavioral Specialist / Tate's School and Tate's Day Camp
Music Careers

This musically intensive degree often leads to graduate school or complements a second interest for career opportunities. Here are just a few of the places where C-N music graduates have found their passions:
• Arts administration
• Education
• Private teaching studios
• Counseling
• Graduate studies in music

Music Experience for your Career

During your time at C-N, you have the opportunity to participate in a variety of choral ensembles and bands. If your interest is worship music, possibilities abound for leading worship at campus events and local churches.

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