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The Music Department is excited to offer prospective students two opportunities to come to campus and experience what it is like to be a student at Carson-Newman. Music Major for a Day and Music Connection Day will give prospective students a chance to experience Carson-Newman and the Music Department first hand as they go to classes, meet with professors, practice with ensembles, and take a lesson from a Carson-Newman faculty member.
Come experience life as a Carson-Newman Music Major! Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 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.
Interested students can register by clicking here.
Each spring, the Music Department invites all interested high school students to join us for Music Connection Day. This day will be coupled with the campus-wide Eagle Experience and will give students an opportunity to sit in on classes, go to chapel, perform with our ensembles, and have an applied lesson with one of our music faculty members! The Carson-Newman Admissions Office will sponsor panel discussions for parents who can also attend the chapel worship service and go to lunch with their student.
Once the Admission office opens up registration for spring semester visitation events, Interested students should register by clicking here and then filling out the form for Eagle Experience. Please make sure you indicate Music as the possible future major in the interest box. This will notify us so that we can contact you and plan your Music Connection Day experience.
The Department of Music can help you pursue your passion whether you are looking to perform, teach, or lead worship. We have a proud tradition of preparing our students to be capable and knowledgeable professionals steeped in the musical arts. Devoted to seeing students succeed, our experienced and approachable faculty has earned a reputation for challenging students while pushing them to succeed. With a music faculty to student ratio of less than 10:1, students reap the benefits of smaller classes with more individual attention. Carson-Newman University is an institutional member of the National Association of the Schools of Music.
Financial aid is available to eligible students who plan to major in music. We also have financial aid opportunities available for students who will not major in music but still wish to continue their musical performing experiences. The Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition for graduating high school seniors planning to attend Carson-Newman and major in music is held in late January. Follow the links below for additional information, specific audition requirements, and the department audition registration form.
The Carson-Newman Department of Music has something of interest for any who wish to experience music as performer, teacher, worship leader, or audience member. You are invited to come and visit our department or contact us if you have any questions. If you want to explore further on your own, the links below contain a great deal of additional information about our department, including information for each of our major performing areas and information about our ensembles.
Dr. Angela Holder
Chair, Department of Music
For general inquiry, please contact the CNU Music Department at:phone: (865) 471-3328
- Audition Information
- Music Department Faculty Directory
- Mabel Lewallen Tarr Music Center
- Music Department Calendar of Events
- The Ball Institute for Church Music
- C-N Choral Department
- C-N University Bands
- C-N Keyboard Studies
- C-N String Program
- Organizations & Activities
- Friends of Music
- Graduate Profiles
- C-N Summer Music Camp
- Faith and Learning Questions
- Carson-Newman University Music Preparatory Department
- Audition Application
- Music Program Curricula
- Health and Wellness Information for Musicians
- Music Department Handbook
- Mission Statement