Department of Music

Chair: Uzee Brown, Jr., D.M.A.
Location: Ray Charles Performing Arts Center
Office: (470) 639-0615 
Fax: (404) 215-3479

The Department of Music is committed to providing the most productive educational experiences for its students who wish to study music as one of the liberal arts. Fostering the development of artistic talent, humanitarian ideals and sensitivities, academic acumen, and respect for the highest professional standards is the principal aim of the Department. Primary focal points of departmental activity include the following elements:

  • Promotion of an understanding and appreciation of the knowledge and skills appropriate for undergraduates who wish to major in music as part of a liberal arts program;

  • Encouragement of intellectual development, individual creativity, artistic perspective, civic engagement, and ethical leadership through a variety of musical experiences;

  • The study and performance of the music of African Americans and the ways in which music from different cultures interacts and influences one another;

  • Promotion of music as essential to the appreciation of the human experience through courses in the core curriculum intended for the general college student in humanities;

  • Exposure of students to the ways in which contemporary technologies may enhance their studies.

Students majoring in music must choose an emphasis in performance (woodwinds, brass, strings, voice, piano, organ), choral conducting and literature, or composition. Music Education is not offered by the Department as either a major on an emphasis.

Morehouse College is accredited by NASM - The National Association of Schools of Music/11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21/Reston, VA 20190-5248/(703)437-0700.

Students pursuing a concentration in music must (1) be admitted to Morehouse College, (2) successfully complete a performance audition in at least one medium, and (3) take an advisory examination in music theory prior to matriculation in the department. Prospective majors should consult with the music chairperson. 

Student Handbook 2018-2019