Department of Music
Park Street Music and Art Complex
793 Park Street, S.W.
Telephone: (404) 880-8211 / Fax: (404) 880-6267
The program of study offered by the Department of Music at Clark Atlanta University is designed to prepare the student of music both for various careers in music and for post-baccalaureate study. Embracing concentrations in the areas of voice studies; piano studies; jazz studies; commercial composition; church music; and music history; the music program is designed to prepare well-rounded professionals in each of these areas through a course of study in which the theoretical and the scholarly are balanced with the practical. Students of music pursue a course of study that includes a judicious mixture of music theory, music history, individual music performance, and performance in ensembles while emphasizing practical applications and exposure to the technology and/or methodology relevant to the various concentrations. For musically talented students pursuing other disciplines, the department also offers a minor in each concentration.
A successful audition is a prerequisite for acceptance as a music major/minor. The audition is also necessary for music scholarship consideration.Upon entering the music program, students must take a diagnostic examination in music theory to determine whether they should begin with Fundamentals of Music (CMUS 101) or Music Theory I (CMUS 201).
Participation in the University Choir, University Bands, AUC Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra is available to all University students. Membership in these ensembles, however, is selected by audition.