Music Department

Supporting a Full Complement of
Vocal and Instrumental Performance


Advising and registration for Spring 2021 classes have begun.  To schedule an advising session:

Music Education majors: contact Dr. Bryant rbryan14@tnstate.edu

Commercial Music majors: contact Dr. Crawford macrawford@tnstate.edu

Music-no concentration majors: contact Dr. Elliott relliott@tnstate.edu


About the Program

Located in Music City U.S.A., a music industry capital of the world, the Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Music with concentrations in:

The Department of Music also offers the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction-Music as well as a Minor in Music for students majoring in other disciplines.

All degrees offered by the Department of Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Music Education program is also approved by the Tennessee Department of Education and accredited by the  Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)  through the University's teacher certification program.

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Study Abroad
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James A. Hefner Piano Competition
Spring 2021
Registration here

Hefner Piano 2021 Tennessee State University Nashville

 


Highlights  


Tennessee State University Nashville Rose Bowl Percussion 2019
TSU Aristocrat Percussionist at 2019 Rose Bowl P

TSU Nashville Marching Band White House

TSU Marching Band on White House Lawn



Full Range: Both Vocal & Instrumental

The Department of Music supports a full range of vocal and instrumental performance opportunities, including the Orchestra, String Ensemble, Tennessee State University Choir , Meistersingers , Symphonic and Concert Band, two Jazz Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble, Pep Band, the TSU Aristocrat of Bands marching band, and a host of small vocal and mixed ensembles. The Opera Workshop mounts at least one opera, including sets, costumes, and orchestra, each year. The Commercial Music Ensemble compliment these traditional groups by providing instruction and performance in contemporary, popular music styles.

Watch video of TSU student and faculty ensembles and guest performances on our YouTube channel .

Discounted Symphony Tickets

Note to Music History and Appreciation students:

The Nashville Symphony offers heavily discounted tickets through its Soundcheck program. Fulfill your concert attendance requirements affordably in one of the premiere venues in Nashville, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center


Student Organizations

MEISA (the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association) is looking for new members to start a chapter at TSU. MEISA offers networking, scholarship, and career development opportunities to student members interested in careers in the music industry. Click here for more information or email tsumeisa1@gmail.com.

Calling All Music Education Majors!

The Music Education program is seeking passionate music students for the TSU collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education. We have many events, performances and trips planned for the upcoming year. There are also many leadership roles available that will look GREAT on your resume! Contact Dr. Robert Bryant for more information and join today!

For Commercial Music students, the Department of Music is now recruiting students for TSU student chapters of the Nashville Songwriters Association Int'l (NSAI) and the Audio Engineering Society (AES). Please visit the organization websites, and contact Coordinator of Commercial Music Dr. Mark Crawford to get involved and network with students and professionals from across the country.