Augusta University Department of Music

Augusta University Department of Music Degree plans offered include the BM in Performance, the Bachelor of Music Education, and the BA in music.
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Serving the second largest metropolitan area in Georgia, the Department of Music is committed to excellence in teaching, advancing knowledge and skills, and enriching the community in the area of music. Emphasizing student-faculty contact through small class sizes and private music lessons, the Department offers degrees that prepare students for graduate training and professional work in music. Central to the Department’s mission is the success of the students it educates in all its degree and non-degree programs. The Music Program is also committed to faculty research and creativity, enriching its mission of teaching students and serving the university and community by conducting a wide-variety of extra-curricular musical events and activities. Dr. Angela Morgan, Chair

Operating as usual

Augusta University Department of Music
09/18/2020

Augusta University Department of Music

Augusta University Department of Music's cover photo
09/14/2020

Augusta University Department of Music's cover photo

08/25/2020
NYO Jazz Performs Wycliffe Gordon’s “We’re Still Here” with Artistic Director Sean Jones

Augusta University’s director of Jazz Studies, Wycliffe Gordon, worked with the students of "NYO Jazz" this summer. Every summer this group rehearses and performs a concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City and then goes on tour to some of the world’s great music capitals. However, this summer was a virtual experience for the students which culminated in projects such as this.

Watch and listen as Wycliffe Gordon and the students from the NYO Jazz perform his original composition “We’re Still Here / He’s Alright.” https://youtu.be/qLHuPnltphA

Watch Artistic Director Sean Jones lead NYO Jazz 2020 participants, alumni of the program, and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon in a virtual performance of Gordon’...

08/14/2020

Courtney Bartlett, Soprano
Dr. Louis Playford, Piano
Jr. recital

08/14/2020

Join us here at 7pm for Courtney Bartlett’s Jr. Recital!

Courtney Bartlett, soprano
Dr Louis Playford, piano

Check out this interview with Director of Jazz Studies, Wycliffe Gordon: https://jagwire.augusta.edu/wycliffe-gordon-dir...
07/24/2020
Wycliffe Gordon, director of jazz studies at Augusta University, discusses the challenges musicians face in 2020

Check out this interview with Director of Jazz Studies, Wycliffe Gordon: https://jagwire.augusta.edu/wycliffe-gordon-director-of-jazz-studies-at-augusta-university-discusses-the-challenges-musicians-face-in-2020/

Wycliffe Gordon, world-renowned trombonist and the director of jazz studies at Augusta University, said the coronavirus pandemic has given him the opportunity to practice what he preaches to his students about being prepared for an unpredictable life as a musician.

MUSI 2600 and MUSI 2650 are being offered this fall!
07/21/2020

MUSI 2600 and MUSI 2650 are being offered this fall!

07/21/2020

Check out these two great courses that we're offering in the fall!

MUSI 2600
Our Introduction to Music Industry course sets the stage for learning about how the music business comes to life and who the major players are! Whether you are the songwriter, performer, manager, publisher, club owner, recording engineer or symphony orchestra conductor, find out where you fit into the music business system and how this multi-billion industry affects you!

MUSI 2650
Looking to navigate your way through the maze of the music business system? This Careers in the Music Industry course will open your eyes to the limitless possibilities available within the music industry. Find out how much money the tour manager for Taylor Swift makes and how much the star on Broadway brings home at the end of week of performances in The Lion King. You’ll learn what career paths are available what you need to do to achieve your dream job.

Enroll soon.......classes begin on August 10th!

We can't wait to see everyone again.....just remember to wear your mask!
07/15/2020

We can't wait to see everyone again.....just remember to wear your mask!

Remember to wear your mask!
07/15/2020

Remember to wear your mask!

Augusta University Music Conservatory
06/04/2020

Augusta University Music Conservatory

We are accepting new students for private music lessons! The Augusta University Music Conservatory offers private lessons for all ages and skill levels for piano, guitar, voice, band instruments, and orchestra instruments. Visit www.augusta.edu/conservatory/privatelessons for more information or contact us at [email protected] or 706-731-7971. Lessons are currently taking place remotely using platforms such as zoom, facetime, and skype.

Augusta University Music Conservatory
03/27/2020

Augusta University Music Conservatory

Need something to do at home?

The Augusta University Music Conservatory is offering online private music lessons for guitar, piano, voice, band instruments, and string instruments. Teachers use platforms such as Zoom, FaceTime, and Skype to meet with their students.

Visit www.augusta.edu/conservatory/privatelessons for more information. To request private lessons, go to www.augusta.edu/conservatory and click "private lessons" and then "request private lessons." Email or call us if you have any questions.

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society
03/05/2020

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

Monday, February 24, 2020
02/28/2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

Big event TONIGHT! 7:30 PM Maxwell theatre University Singers and AU Orchestra Premier--meet the Composer and MultiMedia...
02/27/2020

Big event TONIGHT! 7:30 PM Maxwell theatre University Singers and AU Orchestra Premier--meet the Composer and MultiMedia designer of The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci under the baton of Dr. Julie Neish!

This Friday night at the Maxwell Theatre!https://jagwire.augusta.edu/silent-film-within-our-gates-with-original-score-by...
02/20/2020
Silent film 'Within Our Gates' with original score by Wycliffe Gordon coming to Maxwell Theatre

This Friday night at the Maxwell Theatre!

https://jagwire.augusta.edu/silent-film-within-our-gates-with-original-score-by-wycliffe-gordon-coming-to-maxwell-theatre/

In honor of Black History Month, Wycliffe Gordon and the AU Jazz Ensemble will be performing live his original score, “Within These Gates of Mine,” alongside the silent film, “Within Our Gates,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus of Augusta Unive...

You are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting for the newly renovated Fine Arts Center at Augusta University. President B...
02/17/2020

You are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting for the newly renovated Fine Arts Center at Augusta University. President Brooks A. Keel will be speaking, and music students and faculty will be performing. A reception will follow. To RSVP, please call 706-737-1451 or email [email protected].

Augusta University Department of Music's cover photo
02/16/2020

Augusta University Department of Music's cover photo

We want to thank Tony Award-Nominated Singer Lauren Worsham for an insightful master class with AU vocal music majors an...
02/16/2020

We want to thank Tony Award-Nominated Singer Lauren Worsham for an insightful master class with AU vocal music majors and high school guests from Davidson, Greenbriar HS and Evans HS!

You are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting for the newly renovated Fine Arts Center at Augusta University.  President ...
02/03/2020

You are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting for the newly renovated Fine Arts Center at Augusta University. President Brooks A. Keel will be speaking, and music students and faculty will be performing. A reception will follow. To RSVP, please call 706-737-1451 or email [email protected].

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society
01/22/2020

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

"Bach, Beethoven, and Beyond!"

Come hear the Minguet Quartett with guest Pianist Andreas Klein perform on Tuesday, January 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Augusta University Maxwell Theatre. Visit www.augusta.edu/harryjacobs for tickets and more information.

Augusta University Department of Music
Augusta University Maxwell Theatre
Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Augusta University
01/04/2020
Augusta University

Augusta University

Join us for an evening with one of the most celebrated jazz musicians and three-time Grammy winner, Branford Marsalis, at Augusta University. Get your tickets today!

Check out the new course that will be offered in Fall 2020!
11/27/2019

Check out the new course that will be offered in Fall 2020!

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society
11/06/2019

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

Come hear the Warp Trio on Friday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Maxwell Theatre, presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society. They will be performing traditional piano trio music as well as some of their own compositions. The program includes Beethoven’s Piano Trio, Op. 11 No.1, Suite for Amplified Piano Trio and Drum Set by Warp Trio, and Black and Tan Fantasy by Duke Ellington.

augusta.edu/harryjacobs

Augusta University
Augusta University Maxwell Theatre
Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society
10/25/2019

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

Warp Trio in three weeks! Friday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Maxwell Theatre. Presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society. For tickets and more information visit augusta.edu/harryjacobs.

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society
10/21/2019
Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

The Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society presents Warp Trio on Friday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m. at Augusta University’s Maxwell Theatre. They will be performing traditional piano trio music (violin, cello, and piano) and newly composed music for piano trio and percussion. For tickets and more information, visit augusta.edu/harryjacobs.

Augusta University Maxwell Theatre
Augusta University

09/11/2019
Sonata From Die Bankelsangerlieder: D. Speer

Sonata From Die Bankelsangerlieder: D. Speer

Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises Sonata From Die Bankelsangerlieder: D. Speer · Carolina Brass That's A Plenty ℗ 2005 Summit Records Released o...

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society
09/10/2019

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

Purchase a season membership for $150 and receive:

- one ticket to each of the five concerts held at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theater

- an invitation to the Season Celebration Pre-Concert Reception on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

- invitations to Hausmusik concerts

-opportunities to meet world-class musicians

https://www.augusta.edu/harryjacobs/memberships-tickets.php

Turner's Keyboards
09/06/2019
Turner's Keyboards

Turner's Keyboards

Join us for the opening concert of the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society at Augusta University on Friday, September 13th at the Maxwell Theatre. The concert features Carolina Brass!!

Before, during intermission and after the concert we hope that you will come for a public experience of the Steinway Spirio in the lobby

Visit the link below for more info:

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society
09/03/2019

Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

Come hear the Carolina Brass on Friday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. at the Maxwell Theatre at Augusta University!

Established in 1997, the Carolina Brass combines virtuosity and good humor, delighting audiences wherever they go. Carolina Brass programs are fun and embrace the audience with music and conversation. These programs provide audiences with an opportunity to hear and experience quality chamber music.

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2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
30904

General information

Degree plans offered by the Department include the Bachelor of Music in Performance (vocal and instrumental), the Bachelor of Music Education, and the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music (including a jazz studies track). Ensembles are open to all students by audition. Instrumental ensembles include Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. Vocal ensembles include the University Singers, University Chorale, and Opera and Musical Theatre Ensemble (the performing ensemble of the GRU American Opera and Musical Theatre Institute).

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(706) 737-1453

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