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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.

The Parker Family Music Scholarship Challenge
Brothers, Al and Mark Parker, are challenging their friends and family to make a gift to The Parker Family Music Scholarship Endowment Fund. They have pledged $5,000 to match all donations given to this fund.
Join Linda Weaver, Board of Trustee Member, in celebrating our 175th Birthday
Linda Weaver is challenging the Chowan Family to help us celebrate this monumental milestone of 175 years. When 30 gifts are made of $175+, Linda’s generous contribution of $5,000 will be unlocked to the Chowan Fund. All gifts of $175+ will also receive a limited edition commemorative etched glass.
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First Time Donors Challenge
This challenge encourages donors to make their first gift to Chowan. At the end of Chowan Gives, a name from the first time donors list will be drawn and that person will select an area of his/her choice for the $1,000 bonus. Lynette Bunch, Board of Trustee member, encourages you to make your first gift to Chowan!
Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce, Let's Eat Off-Campus-Student Challenge
Students who donate $17.50 or more during Chowan Gives will be eligible for a random drawing for gift cards to area restaurants, etc. This challenge is brought to you by the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce!
Scholarship Challenge
The Sheryl Brown Whitley Scholarship in Business was established in Sheryl’s memory by her parents. Wayne and Shirley Brown challenge you to support the scholarship program by making a gift in memory or honor of someone important to you. When 50 gifts are given to support any scholarship endowment, their gift of $20,000 will be unlocked and fully realized.
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1965 Red Hot Ford Mustang Fastback Challenge
Alumnus Barry Bradberry, Class of 1973, is sponsoring this challenge. Barry drove a 1965 red Ford Mustang Fastback when he was a student at Chowan and he still owns and drives it today! The car was featured in the movie “Dare to Be.” 25 gifts of $19.65 or more will unlock his donation of $1,000. Donations will be placed in the Alumni Loyalty Fund.
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The 175th Donor Challenge
The donor who makes the 175th contribution during Chowan Gives will unlock a $500 gift to the area of their choice from Elaine Myers, Board of Trustee member and a 175th Celebration Committee member.
Rush Hour Power Hour
Win a starbucks $10 digital gift card between the hours of 8 am-9 am on April 5th when you donate $25.00+. 10 names will be drawn. This challenge is brought to you by Alumni Council President, Maurice Fluitt.
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