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.
AccreditationThe Carson-Newman Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Each year, Carson-Newman hosts the Tarr Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition, open to any current senior or recent high school graduate who has not yet attended college and who has been accepted for admission to Carson-Newman. In addition to the full-tuition scholarship, other music scholarships are awarded as well. The competition will also serve as your department audition, which is a requirement for admission to the program.
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
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.
The outstanding music faculty invested in me throughout my time at Carson-Newman.
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.