Our greatest desire is to serve you on your journey as a musician with an experience that is both memorable and impactful. In this 21st-century new music business, our programming, degree structure and department culture are designed for you to become well-equipped and sufficiently tooled for success.
We accomplish this by offering you the opportunity to learn from an award-winning faculty. Our faculty comprises practitioners, scholars and researchers who have thriving careers, enhanced by GRAMMY-awarded artists-in-residence. Our Visiting Guest Artist Series puts internationally renowned music professionals in one-on-one settings with you as the recipient of a vast pool of knowledge.
Finally, our touring and performing ensembles — in which you will have membership — facilitate your experience on national and international festival stages and arts conferences. When you join our Eagle family to earn a degree from the NCCU Department of Music, you will garner tools for success to soar. How high you fly is up to you!
—Dr. Lenora Helm Hammonds, Department Chair