Applied Music (BA)
Music Business Administration (BA)
- Professional Music Focus
- Entrepreneurship in Music Focus
Music and Culture (BA)
Music Education (BM) with K-12 Certification
- Emphases in brass, jazz, keyboard, percussion, strings, vocal, and woodwind
- Traditional and jazz tracks in brass, percussion, strings, and woodwind
- Concentrations in brass, organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwind instruments
Sacred Music (BM)
- Organ, piano, and voice tracks
Studio Music and Jazz (BM)
- Composition & theory tracks
The University of Tennessee offers a bridge program that connects the Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) in Media Technologies/Audio Production Engineering program from Pellissippi State Community College smoothly with the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music with a concentration in Music Business Administration in the College of Music. This 9-term program (plus 7 credits of bridge courses) creates an efficient path for students to combine the technical/applied skills of sound design, recording, editing, and production, with music literacies in ear training, performance, musicology, theory, and technology, as well as business knowledge of accounting, management, entrepreneurship, supply chain, business law, advertising principles, and finance. If you are interested in this program, or a current student in the Pellissippi State Audio Production Engineering Program, please contact Melinda Crecelius-Lanham (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Brendan McConville (email@example.com) for more information.
- Interdisciplinary Studies in Music & Appalachia
- Interdisciplinary Studies in Music & Asia
- Music & the African Diaspora
- Music Technology
- Applied Music
- Music & Culture
- Music Business
- Music Composition
- Music Theory
Master of Music (MM) Degrees:
- Choral Conducting
- Collaborative Piano
- Instrumental Conducting (Orchestral or Wind/Band)
- Music Education
- Music Theory
- Performance Concentration (Organ, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, or Winds)
Artist Certificate Programs
Graduate Artist Certificate programs are stand-alone, full-time, intensive graduate performance programs designed to prepare the most talented, outstanding performers for careers as professional performing musicians. Students accepted into these programs must demonstrate the ability to perform advanced repertoire with technical and artistic mastery and have the potential for success at major competitions or auditions, or want to begin a professional career. Students in these certificate programs will take courses that build the repertoire, artistry, and performance skills necessary for a professional performer.
Applicants to Artist Certificate programs must hold a minimum of the bachelor’s degree or equivalency, and follow the procedures and regulations for applying to the Graduate School of the University and the Graduate Division of the College of Music. Once accepted, all Artist Certificate students are required to take the diagnostic examinations in musicology, and music theory before registering for courses.
Program of Study
Concentrations are available in:
- Brass Performance
- Keyboard Performance / Collaborative Piano
- Percussion Performance
- String Performance
- Woodwind Performance
To receive the Artist Certificate, the student must successfully complete an Artist Certificate curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The curriculum is centered on intensive activities related to performance, including private lessons, large and small ensembles, recitals, and courses in area literature, performance practices, and repertoire. Courses chosen for music electives should be lecture courses. All required recitals are to be performed in public with a committee of the College of Music faculty in attendance.
Enrollment for a minimum of two semesters is required, with a maximum of two years allowed for completion of the program. The College of Music may require additional hours. All course requirements must be completed at the University of Tennessee.
To receive the certificate, students must submit a Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form endorsed by the College of Music’s Director of Graduate Studies.
Music Theory Pedagogy Certificate
The Certificate Program in Music Theory Pedagogy is an add-on certificate available to graduate students already in a Masters of Music program at the University of Tennessee and as a stand-alone certificate for educators looking to further their pedagogical skills. Once finished with the program, students will have the knowledge and practical experience needed to teach high school or undergraduate courses in music theory. Learn more here.