Welcome to the Department of Music


The mission of the Department of Music at TSU is to accept students at their level of expertise and provide them with the academic and professional musical training to help them find their relevance on the urban and global stage. This is achieved through curricular offerings designed to lay a strong musical foundation in preparation for a diverse array of music careers including performers, conductors, composers, church musicians, school or private studio educators, music industry professionals, and for graduate/advanced studies in a variety of areas.

The TSU Department of Music comprises seven academic & performance divisions:

  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Voice/Opera
  • Wind and Percussion
  • Music Education/Teacher Certification
  • Theory and Composition
  • Jazz Studies

The Department offers the degree in Music spanning Theory and Composition, Performance (Piano, Strings, Voice/Opera, Wind Percussion, Jazz Studies) and Music Education/Teacher Certification.

Areas of Specialization


  • Composition and Theory
  • Jazz Studies
  • Strings
  • Piano
  • Voice

Music Education(Teacher Certification) :

This degree is designed for qualified undergraduate students with potential for successful careers in teaching music in the K-12 school system.


  1. To provide a challenging Music curriculum for students of diverse musical backgrounds, abilities, and interests to progress toward excellence in musical understanding and performance.
  2. To Provide excellent performances designed for specific venues