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Welcome to the Department of Music

Through its excellent curriculum, interaction with great professors, and many performance opportunities, Chowan’s Department of Music can help you maximize your potential and attain your goals as a musician. Graduates of our program have gone on to be composers, elementary school music teachers, middle and high school band and choral directors, performers, and recording engineers. As a music major, you will be given a firm foundation in music through the study of music theory, sight-singing and ear training, music history, class piano, conducting, ensembles, and applied music.

You will study in at least one of these applied music areas during your tenure:

· Brass Instrument
· Composition
· Percussion
· Piano
· Voice
· Woodwind Instrument

Music majors have the opportunity to participate in music-related organizations pursuing their professional interests, make connections with others in their field of study, and build their resumes. NAfME, the National Association for Music Education hosts monthly meetings and through attendance, at the North Carolina NAfME conference, you will gain exposure to current trends and methodologies in music education and begin increasing your networking skills.

Our Mission Statement

The Music Department prepares musicians to pursue graduate studies or careers in music by providing quality instruction in the areas of music theory, performance, music history, ensembles, keyboard, and music technology. The Department provides the university community and the public with performance and study opportunities, and a variety of musical events.

1965 Red Hot Ford Mustang Fastback Challenge
Alumnus Barry Bradberry, Class of 1973, thanks everyone for their help in meeting this challenge!
25 / 25 Gifts
Chairman of the Board 1:1 Matching Challenge
Board Chairman, Kemper Baker, is matching, dollar for dollar, each gift up to $250. Kemper and his wife, Bev, will match all gifts on April 5th following Charles Pond's 1:1 match until the $10,000 match is gone.
$10,000 MATCHED
Rush Hour Power Hour
The winners for the Starbucks gift cards are: Lisa Bland, Chris Dent, Austine Evans, Adam Smith, Jim Dent, 1 Anonymous, Mallory Dunker, Brandon Moody, Suzanne Ross, Roberto Pinilla
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1:1 Matching Challenge by Charles Pond
Thank you Mr. Pond for your gifts to match 1:1. We appreciate your help! The match is completed.
$20,000 MATCHED
Join Linda Weaver, Board of Trustee Member, in celebrating our 175th Birthday
The 175th birthday challenge is complete! All gifts of $175 or more will be mailed a limited edition commemorative etched glass.
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Scholarship Challenge
Thank you for helping make the scholarship challenge a success!
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The 175th Donor Challenge
Shannon Williams was the 175th donor for the year. She designated the $500 gift from Elaine Myers to the Future Business Leaders of America Fund.
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