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 A.F.A. degree (Associate of Fine Arts) prepares students to transfer to a four-year music program with the intent of pursuing a bachelor’s in music.  All music courses at Chattanooga State are open to all students regardless of their program of study.


Scholarships are awarded annually to recognize both excellence in musical performance and academic achievement. Auditions may be scheduled by calling the Music Department Head at (423) 697-2460.



Jazz Piano, Piano: David Walters, M.M.

Winds & Percussions

Percussion: David Pedigo, B.M.
French Horn: Gordon James, M.M.
Bassoon: Staci A. Spring



Classical Guitar: Ken Cardillo, Ph.D.
Classical Guitar: Michael McCallie, D.M.A


Digital Audio Production