Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in music and/or further their education through graduate studies in music. The program was designed in 2011 to offer students a well-rounded education with coursework in music theory, music history, and music performance. Two tracks exist within the degree: general music and church music. Both tracks require audition for admission. The degrees require 129-132 credit hours for completion, which can be finished in four years.

Most of the music classes take place in the beautiful Gault Fine Arts Center in the center of the Martin Methodist College Campus. This building houses a 125-seat recital hall, classroom space, choral rehearsal room, practice rooms, a computer lab, faculty offices, and an art gallery. In addition, in 2009, the college received 12 Steinway pianos, including a 9’ Steinway Model D grand piano in the recital hall, making it one of only 160 All Steinway Institutions.

Audition Requirements:

Strings

All Major Scales (Double Bass: 1 Octave, Bass Guitar: 2 Octaves, all other instruments 3 octaves), 2 contrasting pieces (for fiddle students, play each song twice with variation the 2nd time), sight reading

Voice

Accompanists will be provided for all voice auditions. Two (2) memorized solo selections in a total of two languages: One (1) in English. One (1) in another language other than English (Italian, German, French, Spanish).  Please note: Selections from musical theatre and popular music are not acceptable for entrance into the music program as a voice major.

Piano

All Major and Harmonic Minor Scale (4 Octaves), play two (2) pieces of contrasting styles from memory, sight reading

Guitar

All Major Scales (Octaves), 2 pieces of contrasting style (either both classical, or one classical and one in another style), sight reading.

Auditions are required for all students interested in majoring and minoring in music, those who wish to perform in any of our ensembles, and for anyone interested being considered for one of our many music scholarships. To schedule an audition, please click here.

 

Music-General

Expected Outcomes:
  1. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the history, evolution, and theoretical concepts of Western tonal music.
  2. Students will demonstrate performance proficiency in two instruments.
  3. Students will be prepared to enter a graduate program in music.

To view the curriculum in its entirety, visit here.

 

Music-Church Music

Expected Outcomes
  1. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the history, evolution, and theoretical concepts of Western tonal music.
  2. Students will be equipped to administer a church music program.
  3. Students will be prepared to enter a graduate program in music.

To view the curriculum in its entirety, visit here.

 

Advising Forms

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478

931.363.9804
1.800.467.1273

info@martinmethodist.edu