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. Student songwriting concerts and their recorded CD projects offer a crossover experience between Music and the Entertainment Media each semester.
Vol State Music offers an environment that is rich in individual attention and is a faculty with diverse 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.