School of Music

The School of Music has more than 350 music majors and 35 full-time faculty members. The School offers graduate and undergraduate programs in performance, education, composition, theory, history, therapy, jazz studies, and more. The School of Music is more than a collection of curricula and facilities; it is a community with a unique culture that has evolved over the past century.

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Programs

Students wishing to study at the School of Music must make a separate application for admission to the School, which is available online at music.ua.edu/apply-audition/

After successfully auditioning and gaining formal acceptance to the School of Music, students may enroll in one of the following degree programs listed below. 

Faculty

Chair
  • Snead, Charles "Skip"
Professors
  • Biermann, Joanna
  • Cevasco-Trotter, Andrea
  • Freese, Faythe
  • Hancock, Carl
  • Houghtaling, Paul
  • Molina, Osiris
  • Ozzello, Ken
  • Schultz, Diane Boyd
  • Snead, Charles "Skip"
  • Wolfe, Thomas
Associate Professor
  • Bailey, Mary Lindsey
  • Caputo, Jennifer
  • Coleman, Randall
  • Dewar, Andrew
  • Fader, Don
  • Kozak, Chris
  • Latimer, Marvin
  • Mann, Jenny
  • McGuire, Ken
  • Noffsinger, Jon
  • Robinson, Thomas
  • Whitaker, Jon
  • Williams, Susan
  • Yates, Eric
Instructors
  • Caputo, Jennifer
  • Crofut, Ben
  • Kordes, Gesa
  • Lanter, Mark
  • Latimer, Marion
  • Ransom, Judy
  • Rogers, Laurie
  • Roy, Omar
  • Western, Daniel
  • Wilk, Michael
  • Witt, Anne
  • Woosley, Kevin
Assistant Professor
  • Adams, Christy Thomas
  • Adams, Jacob
  • Bannerman, Julie
  • Boyle, Matthew
  • Chance, Kevin
  • Crawford, Jeremy
  • Davis-Hazell, Alexis
  • Draper, Ellary
  • Gregoire, Jenny
  • Lynge, Andrew
  • Minear, Andrew
  • Molina, Moises
  • Richardson, Blake
  • Sargent, Joseph
  • Savitski, Edisher
  • Tayloe, David
  • Walker, Tyler Bradley
  • Zaheri, Amir

Courses

MUS
115
Hours
4
Theory I

Study of the foundations of musical materials through analysis, writing, sight-singing, dictation, and keyboard skills. Offered in the fall semester.

MUS
117
Hours
4
Theory II: Diatonic Harmony

Study of the diatonic principles of the common-practice era, including voice leading in triads and seventh chords, basic harmonic syntax, and contrapuntal embellishment. We explore these through four-part writing, analysis, harmonic dictation, keyboard exercises, and sight singing.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 115 with the grade of C- or better.

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