Located in a state-of-the-art teaching and performance facility, the UNC Charlotte Department of Music offers music majors and minors intensive professional programs in all wind, string, and percussion instruments, in addition to world-class studies in piano, voice, opera and musical theatre, and jazz. The Department hosts over 100 events every year, ranging from student concerts to lectures, masterclasses, and recitals by faculty members and guest artists.
Our music students take full advantage of the incomparable experience of studying music in a vibrant cosmopolitan city. As teachers, they gain real-world experience by working alongside many of the finest music educators in the country. As performers, they frequently appear in churches, jazz clubs, and other venues throughout the Charlotte region. Our students and alums contribute to an arts and culture industry that generates $202.79 million in local economic activity, supports 6,240 jobs, and generates $18.1 million in revenues for state and local governments.
Partnerships with local arts organizations such as the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Opera Carolina allow our students to take masterclasses with world renowned visiting artists, and even participate in professional performances. Our students even have opportunities to complete paid and unpaid internships with these organizations and others throughout the Charlotte region.
UNC Charlotte is an associate member of the National Association of Schools of Music and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Our music education program is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.