Georgia College Department of Music
at Georgia’s designated public liberal arts university
Majors, Minors, Ensembles, and Applied Lessons
If you are interested in ensembles, majors, minors, and/or applied lessons, please fill out the Georgia College Music Interest Form below. If you plan to audition for a major and scholarships, or the minor, please RSVP below and click the link below to apply to audition. Below that is information about our music ensembles.
Please complete this form to receive more information about our ensembles, applied lessons, majors, and minors. More information concerning music education or music majors or music minor as well as the audition process may be found at music.gcsu.edu.
Departmental and Scholarship Auditions
Saturday, March 5th, 12pm
Porter Hall, Milledgeville, GA 31061, United States
Please RSVP if you plan to apply to audition. Auditions are on the days listed below.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
See below for application and audition links.
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Auditions are required for the Music Minor and the following majors: Music B.A., Music Education B.M.E. - Instrumental Music Emphasis; Music Education B.M.E. - Choral Music Emphasis; and Music Education B.M.E. - Elementary Music Emphasis
Undergraduate Application for Admission: To be considered for admission, you must submit a completed Application for Admission.
The Georgia College Jazz Band has a long tradition of excellence and continues to amaze audiences with its entertaining and energetic performances. The jazz band students come from all across the state and represent a variety of major fields of study. This varied interest represents the liberal arts mission of Georgia College and includes majors such as Accounting, Biology, Economics, English, Exercise Science, Outdoor Education, Physics, and Music. Each semester the jazz band performs for the university and Milledgeville communities in Russell Auditorium on the Georgia College campus. Their varied repertoire is aimed at pleasing everyone in the audience. In January of 2015, the band hosted internationally renowned trombonist Bill Watrous for a pair of concerts. In May of 2015, the Georgia College Jazz Band completed a 19-day performance tour/study abroad experience in the Czech Republic including a headline performance at the Tyniste Jazz Festival. These concerts are just the most recent accomplishments of this fine ensemble that tours and performs with top-level jazz artists on a regular basis. For more information, please contact Dr. Cliff Towner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Orchestra is a non-auditioned ensemble focusing on the study and performance of string orchestra and full orchestra repertoire of all periods and styles and is comprised of Georgia College students (music majors and non-music majors), faculty, and community members. The purpose of the ensemble is to foster musical development, improve technique, and master performance skills. String students who performed in their high school ensembles are particularly encouraged to join as a way of continuing their passion and interest in music regardless of major or experience level. The orchestra rehearses twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and performs three concerts a year. This course can be used as a required ensemble for music majors who perform on an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, double bass) or as an elective for all university students. For more information, please contact Dr. William McClain (email@example.com).
The music department has a number of chamber ensembles of like instruments that are coached by faculty and rehearse weekly. Most of the time the student is alone on their playing their part, and the ensembles perform at least some works without a conductor. The music tends to be challenging and anyone (including non-majors) may sign up for them. Repertoire changes each semester depending on group composition. For information on any of these ensembles, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and your inquiry will be forwarded to the faculty director. If you would like to learn more about a director, click their name.
Brass Ensemble: Dr. Maureen Horgan
Flute Choir: Lisa Bartholow
Guitar Ensemble: Dr. Dusty Woodruff
Percussion Ensemble: Dr. Ryan Smith
Saxophone Quartet: Dr. Stephen Fischer
String Quartet: Dr. William McClain
Woodwind Chamber Ensemble: Rebecca Cooke
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202 Porter Hall | Campus Box 66 | Milledgeville, GA 31061 | Phone: (478) 445-8289 | Fax: (478) 445-1633