Overview + Programs
In the Carson-Newman Music Department, we share your passion for the musical arts. If you are pursuing a career in performance, worship leadership or teaching, you’ll find unmatched opportunities here to prepare for your chosen field. With a student-to-faculty ratio of less than 10:1, our professors invest personal attention in challenging you to reach your fullest potential.
To learn more about the music program, we invite you to join us for an on-campus experience. Sit in on classes, perform with our ensembles, go to lunch with a C-N music student and try out an applied lesson with one of our music faculty members!
Music Major for a Day - The Music Department invites all interested high school students to join us and see what it is like to be a Music Major for a day. You can sit in on classes, perform with our ensembles, go to lunch with a C-N music student and have an applied lesson with one of our music faculty members.
CHURCH MUSIC (BM)Explore
MUSIC EDUCATION (BM)Explore
MUSIC PERFORMANCE (BM)Explore
MUSIC THEORY (BM)Explore
MUSIC WITH OUTSIDE FIELD (BM)Explore
TEACHER LICENSURE: GENERAL MUSIC/INSTRUMENTALExplore
TEACHER LICENSURE: GENERAL MUSIC/VOCALExplore
WORSHIP LEADERSHIP (BA)Explore
The Carson-Newman Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Department of Music
Upcoming Music and Arts Events
Mon, August 22, 2022Jody Bradley Exhibit: And Still We Dance! A Story of Cherokee Resilience View Event
– Wed, September 14
Wed, September 14, 2022Jody Bradley: And Still We Dance! A Story of Cherokee Resilience4 p.m. - 5 p.m.View Event
Mon, October 3, 2022Susan O'Dell Underwood: Genesis Road7 pm - 8 pmView Event
Wed, October 19, 2022Andy Peck: The Pecks of Mossy Creek4 p.m. - 5 p.m.View Event
Fri, November 4, 2022Marianne Worthington: Henrietta Jenkins Memorial Homecoming Poetry Reading4 p.m. - 5 p.m.View Event
Wed, November 16, 2022Sense of Place in Appalachia: Readings from C-N's International Community4 p.m. - 5 p.m.View Event
Did You Know?
The Tarr Music Center is carefully designed to optimize instruction and performance. The modern facility includes studios, practice rooms, classrooms and labs equipped with exceptional equipment and instruments. The recital hall seats 250 and includes a 32-rank Reuter teaching and recital organ and two Steinway & Sons pianos.