music

New Professional Music Degree Program

Music students perform in a Vol State concert

The Nashville area has many opportunities for working musicians. Volunteer State Community College has a new Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Professional Music designed to help those musicians advance in their careers. It’s also a path for younger musicians to build their chops to get ready for the workplace. Students can focus on areas that include Country and Americana Music; Church and Gospel Music; Jazz and Rock Music; Songwriting, and more.

Paul Brock Band: Irish Performers in Two Concerts

Paul Brock to perform at Vol State

Celebrated Irish performer, Paul Brock, brings Celtic, Irish and Global music to Volunteer State Community College for two performances. Several Irish musicians and dancers join him in the Paul Brock Band. Brock is an accomplished accordion and melodeon player who has performed at venues across the world, including the Grand Ole Opry. The first free concert will be held on November 14 at 7 p.m. in Caudill Hall on the Vol State campus in Gallatin at 1480 Nashville Pike. No tickets are required.

Sophomore Music Recitals at Vol State

Vol State logo

Student singers at Volunteer State Community College will perform in sophomore recitals at the college in March and April. Faculty member Nicholas Reynolds will accompany several of the performances on piano. All of the concerts are free and open to the public. They will each be held at 7 p.m. in room 151 of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black (SRB) building on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin.

Spring Music Showcase Concerts

The Vol State Jazz Ensemble performs in 2018 concert.

The annual Spring Music Showcase concerts at Volunteer State Community College will highlight original student works. The April 26 and 27 shows will also highlight the talents of the Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, and Bluegrass Ablaze group. The concerts bring together many facets of the Vol State curriculum, including students in the Entertainment Media Production program. A CD of student work will be available for sale at the show and at the Vol State Bookstore in Gallatin. It was recorded in the Vol State recording studios.

Spring Music Showcase Concerts April 27 and 28

Vol State Rock Ensemble in concert in 2016

Original student music will be a highlight of the annual Spring Music Showcase concerts at Volunteer State Community College. The April 27 and 28 shows will also highlight the talents of the Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, and Bluegrass Ablaze group. The concerts bring together many facets of the Vol State curriculum, including students in the Entertainment Media Production program. A CD of student work titled “Sweet Summer” will be available for sale at the show and at the Vol State Bookstore in Gallatin.

Vol State Singers Perform November 18

Vol State Singers rehearse

Choral music will take center stage on Sunday, November 18 as the Vol State Singers perform sacred and secular seasonal music, accompanied and a cappella, including works by the composers Hassler, Scarlatti, Berger, Handel, Whitacre, and Koppin. The Vol State Singers are led by Nancy Slaughter and will be accompanied by faculty member Nicholas Reynolds on the piano. The concert is free and open to everyone. It will be held at 3 p.m. in the Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall on the Vol State campus in Gallatin. Vol State is located at 1480 Nashville Pike.

Vol State Singers Perform with Portland High School Ensemble

Vol State Singers group in rehearsal

Choral music will be center stage at Volunteer State Community College on Sunday, April 22 as the Vol State Singers collaborate with the Portland High School Ensemble in presenting Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, K 339. The Vol State Singers are led by faculty member Nancy Slaughter. The Portland Ensemble is directed by Ben Warren. The show will be held at 3 p.m. in the Wemyss Auditorium in Caudill Hall on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. It is free and open to everyone. For more information call 615-230-3201.