Department of Music

A Message from the Chair

The Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Music (performance) and the Bachelor of Arts in music, as well as a minor in music. With the College of Education, the department offers bachelor’s degrees in instrumental and choral music education. The department also teaches course work for the master’s and doctoral degrees in music education.  An audition for admission to all music degrees is required.

The Department of Music at Auburn University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).  It offers an impressive number of instrumental, chamber, and vocal ensembles, which are open to all students regardless of major.

Auburn is a great place for study in applied music and music education.  Many students choose music as a double major with other degrees on campus.  The Department of Music provides students with group and individualized training in academic and performance topics in music. Proficiencies developed include cognitive thinking, skill development, time management, self-discipline, self-motivation, focused practice, synthesis of music skills and academic knowledge, and performance skills. Students are prepared for careers in teaching music individually or in the classroom, music performance, arts administration, or for graduate school.  Students are able to apply the valuable life skills and discipline learned to a wide variety of other jobs and careers.

The department has an outstanding and caring faculty, a supportive administration, and talented students. 

The specific objectives of the Department of Music are:

  • To provide an opportunity for the musically talented to develop as performers, music educators, composers, and research scholars
  • To disseminate general music culture to any university student through performance groups and fine arts core courses in music 
  • To enrich the cultural life of the university, the community, the state, and the nation

For more information contact the Department of Music at (334) 844-4165 or music@auburn.edu.

Last Updated: January 24, 2017