Music at Vol State includes private lesson instruction, music theory and ear training, group performance opportunities, departmental recitals, and end-of-semester concerts. Classical and contemporary performing ensembles offer students a collaborative experience with fellow students and faculty.

Vol State Music offers an environment that is rich in individual attention and is a faculty with an experienced group of dedicated professional musicians with a wealth of teaching and performing experience to guide you in the direction of your musical interest.

The AFA in Music

The AFA is part of the Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTP). Upon completion, this degree allows students to transfer to all Tennessee public universities. This degree functions as the first two years of a four-year degree in Music.  Students who follow this pathway will finish their four-year degree in Music Education or Performance. Competencies in Applied Music, Piano, and Music Theory will be evaluated at the university level upon transfer.

The AAS in Music

The Professional Music Associate of Applied Science program prepares students to become working musicians in the entertainment industry. The program includes a foundation in music theory and entertainment industry practices as well as individual instruction and regular performance opportunities to prepare students for a variety of careers in popular music, including church music, performing, and songwriting. This is a non-transferable two-year degree.

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