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About the Music Department at UNG

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the University of North Georgia Department of Music provides quality education for developing musicians. Our distinguished faculty, combined with a low student-to-faculty ratio, enables students to cultivate musicianship in a supportive environment. 

We present a diverse series of ensemble performances, student and faculty recitals, guest artist master classes, and concerts. In addition, the Music Department sponsors area choral and instrumental clinics, conferences, and research symposiums, and serves as a cultural center for communities in North Georgia.

General Mission

The Department of Music provides quality education for developing musicians by fostering excellence in artistry and scholarship through a supportive peer environment, individualized attention, and diverse approaches to instruction, leading to a lifelong engagement with music.

We Value

  • Creativity, imagination, and critical thinking
  • Inspirational teaching
  • Understanding music through lenses of history, culture, and artistry 
  • Collaboration and sharing ideas in performance and research
  • Service to university and local communities

We Invite Aspiring ...

Music Educators

The Music Major with Choral or Instrumental Music Education Concentration (B.M.) puts you on a pathway of excellence that leads to a professional career as a music educator. The unique appeal of our music education program lies in the supportive relationships formed within the UNG music department, which brings performers and educators together in a community of practice. If you have a passion for music and a love for teaching, be a leader in music education at UNG! 

Music Performers

The Music Major with Performance Concentrations (B.M.) are for students who seek to enhance the artistic and technical development of professional performers. Students enjoy numerous performance opportunities during their study in solo, small and large ensembles. We offer programs in voice, piano, strings, brass, woodwinds, organ and percussion. Students study privately under the direction of our dedicated faculty and take courses with low student-to-teacher ratios.   

Music Directors

Whether your goal is to conduct a high school ensemble, or a professional band, orchestra or choir, students studying in the Bachelor of Music degree will have the opportunity to learn the art of conducting from some of the best directors in the field.  Students will develop the skills and cultivate the artistry necessary to be successful music directors and conductors and continue their studies in the field.

Composers

The music department welcomes students who seek to develop and explore ways to express their creative skills through composition.  Through the Music Major with Musical Arts Concentration (B.M.), students will receive instruction in individual or small group settings.  Our dedicated faculty will assist students in understanding and utilizing the tools necessary to create quality musical works. 

Music Therapists

Although we do not offer a concentration in music therapy, our Music Major with Musical Arts Concentration (B.M.) can prepare you to enter a music therapy graduate program. With a focused plan of study in music, special education, psychology, and kinesiology our faculty are prepared to help you chart your path to becoming a licensed music therapist! 

Music Scholars

The Music Major with Musical Arts Concentration (B.M.) is a flexible degree that can be tailored to offer preparation for graduate study in music theory, music history, or ethnomusicology. A student interested in one of these paths may choose from our electives in these areas, pursue original research projects, and complete a senior thesis. 

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