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The mission of the Music Department is to cultivate a passion for musical excellence by providing the highest quality education.

Welcome to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Department of Music. The Department of Music has been a member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1933.

The Department offers undergraduate degrees in performance, music education and theory/composition, as well as graduate degrees in performance and music education. Affiliations with the Cadek Conservatory of Music and the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts provide numerous additional educational opportunities for faculty and students. Non-collegiate musicians can work with UTC Music faculty and special guest artists in events such as Brass Day, Woodwind Day, Band Day, All-East/All-State training clinics, and other specialized workshops, master classes, and presentations. Music Department faculty, students, ensembles and guest artists perform over thirty concerts or recitals each fall and spring semester, most of which are presented without charge to the general public. 

The performance faculty are highly qualified and are active recitalists, chamber music, conductors, and members of local professional performing organizations. The faculty in the academic areas are also highly qualified; most have earned the terminal degree in their field. There is a good balance between the performing arts and academic study.

We are happy to offer performance grants to those who decide to major in music as well as those with other majors but who participate in performing ensembles.

UTC takes pride in its development as an institution and invites you to become a member of its musical and academic family.