Music Department

The comprehensive music program is designed to meet the educational requirements of students whether they are preparing to earn a music degree; interested in private instruction for a specific instrument; or seeking to fulfill general education credits. The Music Education program option is designed specifically for students who plan to pursue a career teaching music. The music program strives to not only meet, but to exceed the educational requirements of students seeking a degree in teaching with an emphasis in music.

New Symphonic Band Course

Course Requirements
Though this course is open to all students interested, as a performing ensemble there will be a minimum level of instrumental competency required.  Please contact Nicholas Hartline ( to set up an audition.
Course Details
MUS 1750-01
1-Credit Hour
Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm
STEM School Commons, located on Chattanooga State's main campus
 Audition Information
Auditions will take place by appointment.  I will be on campus most of the summer, so please plan to schedule an audition prior to the fall 2015 semester if possible.  The audition will consist of 2 small etudes (1 lyrical & 1 technical), scales (4 major scales and chromatic), and sight-reading.  Audition Packet

Music Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP)

TTP StudentPlan to transfer from ChattState to a four-year Tennessee college or university? Check out these Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) programs.
Learn more about TTP's

Work together with your advisor or counselor to establish an appropriate pathway for transfer.


Scholarships are awarded annually to recognize both excellence in musical performance and academic achievement. Auditions may be scheduled through the director of choral activities' office by calling (423) 697-3383.

Performing Ensembles

Students can choose from a diverse selection of both vocal and instrumental performing ensembles.

  • Concert Choir
  • Chorale
  • Jazz Vocal Ensemble
  • Musical Theater
  • Jazz Band
  • Opera Theatre
  • Percussion Ensemble