Program Outcomes:

Learning outcomes for each degree.


 harper Welcome to the Department of Music at Georgia Southern University! The Department endeavors to be everything that great music itself is: inspiring, engaging, and profoundly affecting.The Department’s 33 faculty members exemplify the University’s long-standing commitment to first-rate teaching and professional excellence. Offering richly diverse and intriguing experiences on the stage and in the classroom that are hallmarks of a Georgia Southern education, the Department of Music fosters an environment where majors and non-majors can participate in meaningful music-making.Explore our website, send us an email, give us a call, or come to a concert. We would love to hear from you.– Steven A. Harper, Chair
 Strings at Southern BannerSmall Strings at Southern Chamber Music Festival (SASCMF) MAY 1-4, 2014
Dr. Steven Elisha and Dr. Larisa Elisha – DirectorsPresented by Chamber Music America and Georgia Southern University, the 5-day intensive will include string master classes, chamber ensemble coachings, workshops, string chamber orchestra rehearsals as well as faculty and student performances.String players have the opportunity to study with the internationally acclaimed Elaris Duo (Dr. Larisa Elisha, violin and Dr. Steven Elisha, cello), Directors of the Festival and the String Program at Georgia Southern University.Pre-formed groups as well as single applicants are encouraged to apply. Private instrumental lessons can be arranged for additional costs on an individual basis.Register and read more here:
 Trombone GSU Trombone Ensemble prepares for International Festival
 The Georgia Southern ensemble was one of 23 collegiate and professional ensembles invited from around the world to participate in the 2013 International Trombone Festival at Columbus State University.
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Murray-Wurttemberg Dr. David Murray releases a recording on Summit Records.
David Murray, Associate Professor and Piano Chair in the Music Department, recently released a piano recording of C.P.E. Bach’s Würtemberg Sonatas 1, 2, and 3. The recording represents a significant contribution to the catalog of recorded performances of the Würtemberg Sonatas. This recording is one of only two piano recordings of these pieces, and it is the first to make use of historically informed practices. The CD may be purchased from Summit Records:
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The University was honored in the “Best Audio Live” category for a Georgia Southern Symphony performance of Schumann’s Concerto for Piano in A minor, featuring Dr. David Murray as pianist. Congratulations to the Center for Academic Tech Support, Maestro Adrian Gnam, Dr. David Murray, and the Department of Music for their Emmy award-winning performance.
Chorale Georgia Southern Chorale at the International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition
The Georgia Southern Chorale won all gold medals and placed second overall in the top compulsory category at the International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition. Following the competition, the Chorale tour Italy and performed during High Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Jeffreys and the Georgia Southern Chorale.

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