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.

Music Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP)

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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

Faculty Spotlight

Jennifer Arbogast

Jennifer ArbogastJennifer Arbogast holds a Doctor of Arts degree from Ball State University, where she studied with internationally acclaimed soprano, Dr. Mei Zhong. Jennifer is active as a musician as both a performer of many genres and as a music director. Most recently, Jennifer played Lucy in Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga’s production of Jekyll and Hyde, The Announcer in Gallantry with Artisti Affamati’s Opera in the Dark production, the Sorceress in Chattanooga State Opera Theatre’s production of Dido and Aeneas, and appeared in the ensemble of Nutcracker Christmas Carol. Other favorite roles include Irene Molloy (Hello, Dolly!), Isabel (Scrooge, the musical), Laurey (Oklahoma!), Mark’s Mom (RENT), and Lucy (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown). Jennifer has music directed over a dozen musicals, her favorites being A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Avenue Q. Jennifer is also the music director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga, the faculty

For more information about the music program, go to the Music department website.

Faculty Spotlight

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