Here we dream big while striving and encouraging our students to accomplish those dreams.

The Music Department at Emory & Henry does a lot of big things that most schools our size don’t have the ability to do — We offer the unique ability to create a highly personalized musical experience for our students no matter what their musical interests are. Our faculty is dedicated to encouraging and driving our students to develop their skills in private applied lessons or in our internationally recognized performing ensembles.

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts, Music

    To provide the basis for a lifetime of engagement with music and/or for a professional vocation in music. Also appropriate for those wishing to continue with musicological or theoretical studies in graduate school.

  • Minor, Music

    A student may minor in music by completing 152, 153, 162, 163, 301, 302 in sequence, one elective approved by the department chair, three semester hours in applied music, and two semester hours in ensemble.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Music- Performance

    To develop individual potentials in musicianship, technique, artistry, self-expression, and critical thinking through academic and applied music study focusing on the instrumental, piano, or vocal repertoire. To provide a broad liberal arts foundation and opportunities for career preparation in a variety of performance-related areas.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Music- Teacher Preparation- Grades PK-12 Choral/Vocal

    To enable students to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach vocal and choral music in grades K-12, while developing individual potentials in musicianship and providing a broad liberal arts education.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Music- Teacher Preparation- Grades PK-12 Instrumental

    To enable students to meet Virginia requirements for licensure to teach instrumental music in grades K- 12, while developing individual potentials in musicianship and providing a broad liberal arts education.

Student Research

  • <h4 class="lw_blurbs_title">Facilitation of Blood Pressure Recovery: Difference Between Classical and Preferred Music Selections</h4><div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Classical music, particularly Pachebel’s “Cannon in D major,” has been shown to have a calming effect on persons facing cognitive stressors. Psychology student <strong>Lewis Chong</strong> investigated whether other classical music had the same effect and if a person’s musical preference played on blood pressure recovery.</p></div>