Music Department

Supporting a Full Complement of
Vocal and Instrumental Performance


Advising and registration for Fall 2024 classes have begun.  To schedule an advising session contact:

Music Education majors
contact Dr. Bryant
  M 11am-2:30pm
  T 9:30am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-4pm
  W 11am-2:30pm, 3:30pm-5pm
  R 9:30am-12:30pm, 2:30pm-4pm

Commercial Music majors
contact Dr. Crawford
  M 10am-2pm
  T 8:30am-9:15am, 11:15am-12:00pm
  W 10:30am-2pm
  R 8:30am-9:15am, 11:15am-12pm
  F by appointment

contact Dr. Todd
  MTWR 11am-12pm

Music-no concentration majors
contact Dr. Nettles  



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 and 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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Music Department Monthly Newsletter

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 .

In the News

TSU Music Department Top Billboard Commercial Music Program
Aristocrat of Bands at White House Celebration

2024 Harry T. Burleigh Spirituals Festival

James A. Hefner Piano Competition

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