The UTC Catalog is the primary source of information about academic regulations and degree requirements for all students. The Music Student Handbook provides supplementary information for Music majors and minors; however, it does not replace the UTC Catalog, nor can it provide you with all the information you will need. If any discrepancy exists, you should comply with the requirements set forth in the UTC Catalog. For a comprehensive understanding of the requirements for your degree program, read the UTC Catalog, the Music Student Handbook, and consult with your assigned Department of Performing Arts - Music Division advisor.

Contact Information

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Department of Performing Arts, Music Division – 1451
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

Office Phone: 423-425-4601
Office Fax: 423-425-4603



 Students admitted to the university intending to major in Music are classified initially as Pre-Music majors.  They must perform a live audition on their primary applied instrument or voice and complete either a Music Theory Diagnostic Examination (freshmen) or Sophomore Theory Proficiency Examination (transfers) in order to be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degree programs.

 Entering students will perform their audition on the spring audition dates or on the Friday before classes begin each semester.  Current UTC students may audition on semester-end performance juries. The Music Theory Diagnostic Exam is a placement test indicating whether the student is prepared for college-level music theory.  This exam is administered on spring audition dates, at summer Orientation sessions and on the Friday before classes begin in the fall semester.   Students transferring to UTC as juniors must take the Sophomore Theory Proficiency Examination and audition for upper-level applied study (3000- or 4000-level) if pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree.

The Music Division will notify students of the results of the audition and diagnostic exam.  Students who are successful in both areas will be admitted as Music majors and the Registrar will be officially notified.  Students who meet with partial success must remain Pre-Music majors.  Deficiencies in applied performance must be addressed through appropriate applied study at the 1000- or 2000-level.  They must later re-audition for admission to the major.  Students who do not achieve the required minimum score on the Theory Diagnostic Exam must complete a Theory Fundamentals course with a grade of C or better before they will be admitted as a Music major.


All Music faculty members are available for consultation and advice.  However, music majors must consult with the academic advisor for their degree program prior to each registration period, and when a change in schedule or course of study is desired.



B.A., Music Dr. Lee Harris   
B.M., Music Education, Vocal Dr. Lee Harris
B.M., Music Education, Instrumental Dr. Lee Harris
B.M., Performance

Dr. Rebecca St. Goar (voice)

Dr. Jocelyn Sanders (brass, piano, percussion, strings, woodwinds)

B.M., Theory/Composition  Dr. Jonathan McNair
Music Minors Dr. Lee Harris