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 Music and Fine Arts

facultyThe Music Department is organized within the Fine Arts Division at Truett-McConnell College. The department is rooted firmly in a strong Christian and liberal arts tradition. It is committed to providing for each music student, an opportunity to obtain beginning and progressive musical training leading to a degree in music. In addition, it seeks to provide for the interested student, an opportunity to study music as one of the fine arts for the enrichment of his/her academic and personal life.



 

 

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Degree Program Purpose Statement for Bachelor of Arts in Music
(all 3 concentrations):

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Music is to prepare students to become accomplished musicians as they attain musical skills, knowledge, and experience within a liberal arts tradition that encompasses a Christian worldview. The BAM is designed for students who demonstrate aptitude for music study and features a broad focus on music through historical, theoretical, and performance studies. Concentrations in general music, church music, or contemporary worship are included.

Degree Program Goals:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of and knowledge of music terminology.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of the cultural and historical contexts of exemplary works of Western art music.
  3. Read and interpret the contextual notation of exemplary works of Western art music.
  4. Develop performance skills for applied and secondary instruments.

 Degree Checklists:

The Bachelor of Science in Music Education

The Bachelor of Science in Music Education is designed to prepare students for a career teaching instrumental or choral music P-12 in the public schools. This degree program meets national and state standards for the preparation of public school music teachers. In addition to the extensive music preparation, significant classroom observation experiences are included in the program, and a significant portion of coursework is devoted to Education courses and preparation.

For degree requirements, see degree requirements checklist.

An audition is required for acceptance into the Music Department. For audition forms and requirements, please refer to the Music and Fine Arts Department webpage.

For further information, contact Dr. Ben Caston, chairman of the Division of Music and Fine Arts, at 706.865.2134, ext. 117, or by email

Statement of Purpose

The Music and Fine Arts Division is rooted firmly in a strong Christian and liberal arts tradition. It is committed to providing for each music student, an opportunity to obtain beginning and progressive musical training leading to a degree in music. In addition, it seeks to provide for the interested student, an opportunity to study music as one of the fine arts for the enrichment of his/her academic and personal life.

It is also the purpose of the Music and Fine Arts Division:

  1. To develop functional and disciplined musicians, through the various degree programs, who are able to adapt to a variety of professional situations, or to continue successfully advanced studies in graduate programs. To this end, the music faculty commit themselves to excellence in curriculum planning, instruction and student advisement.
  2. To be responsive to the needs of the Truett-McConnell College student body by providing opportunities for musical experiences through participation in vocal and instrumental ensembles, applied lessons, and through the offering of Music Appreciation classes.
  3. To be responsive to the needs of the student body and the surrounding community by producing and maintaining a Fine Arts Series. The Fine Arts series will include events in which community members and students can participate or can attend. These events include recitals, choral and instrumental concerts, and musical theater productions.
  4. To be responsive to the needs of Georgia Baptists and to the Christian community at large by providing an example of musical excellence, by training future ministers of music, by providing music ensembles to assist congregational worship, and by assisting the Music and Worship Ministries of the Georgia Baptist Convention in providing music programs for Georgia Baptists.
  5. To be responsive to the needs of PK-12th grade Music Education students in the state of Georgia and beyond by providing music education training in in both choral and instrumental settings.

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