Department of Music
PO Box 70661
Phone (423) 439-4270
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/music
The Department of Music at East Tennessee State University was established in 1946 and is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Department of Music provides specialized training in music to prepare students for professional work or advanced study, for teaching music in the elementary and secondary schools, and for general cultural attainment.
The curriculum of the Department of Music is designed to present the learning of music as an integrated whole. Solo and ensemble performance, theoretical and historical studies, concert attendance, and electives both within and outside the department are intended to provide a balanced education.
In addition to training in the various professions of music, the department provides general music studies and activities for the non-music major, the university, and the community.
Any student seeking to minor in jazz at ETSU must first meet the general university admission requirements. Once that admission is granted, the student must then audition for admission to the jazz minor program. Auditions are held on selected dates throughout the academic year (see the department web page, www.etsu.edu/cas/music, for dates. Auditions may also be scheduled by appointment.
The audition may be performed live or via videotape (if the student lives more than 250 miles from campus.) The audition, which is judged by faculty in the Department of Music, should demonstrate the student’s technique and musicianship in jazz.
If a student meets the audition requirements and is admitted to the program, an academic advisor will assist the student in determining courses to be taken. Students who do not meet the audition requirements may register for applied music and for ensembles and may audition again at a later date. Students electing the jazz minor must declare that minor prior to reaching 60 credits of coursework to ensure that the program can be completed in a timely manner.