Department of Music. Valdosta State University. Background. Bachelor of Music University of Cambridge (1464) 1 Music Degrees in the United States Singing School in Boston, Mass. (1717) 1 Literary Societies (1800s) 2 Boston Academy of Music (1832) 1 Yale University (1899) 2. Background.
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Valdosta State University
1 Bachelor of Music. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_of_Music
2 Rudolph, F. (1990). The American college & university: A history. Athens, London: The University of Georgia Press.
3 Schools of Arts- Music Department. (1924-1969). [Multiple documents]. Box 2, Folders 6-9. Valdosta State University Archives.
4 National Association of Schools of Music. Retrieved from http://nasm.arts-accredit.org/
Love for music
“Provides an astatic outlet for students who like to perform music”
- Faculty Member
“Music is more like a passion for me, I enjoy the whole aspect of working hard to get up on stage and perform a piece” - Student from Focus Group
Drive to excel
“One on one teaching” “ Quest for excellence. Develop yourself as much as you can” - Faculty Member
VERY lengthy list of Events to attend on the calendar page on the Music Department website. http://www.valdosta.edu/music/calendar/
Outside work is involved
Participate with campus and community
9 Student Ensembles; 4 faculty Ensembles
Marching Band being the most visible
Wide Variety of offerings (Vocal and Instrument)
They are a growing department
8 different bachelor’s degree concentrations
Areas of Study: Brass, Jazz, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Voice, and Woodwinds, Education
2 master’s degrees, 1 minor in music, New Masters of Conducting Major
Intertwined liberal arts and specific degree requirements
Audition dictates which program you will be placed in.
“ A very lonely lifestyle. Have to be devoted spending long hours by yourself in a practice room going over and over the same things. The key to success is repetition.” - Faculty Member
“Learn to mange your time wisely so you can be efficient and get all the work done. Because it is not just homework and classes you have to do. You have get in your own personal practice time. Hours every day.” -Graduate Student
“You come in the building you have been here so long and the sky has changed” –Student from focus group
“Have to be able to take criticism. They grade you on that performance alone” - Graduate Student