Kennedy Fine Arts Building

Music Performance and Music Education

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Degree offered: Bachelor of Fine Arts (concentrations in music performance or music education)

The visual and performing arts program offers training in an area of concentration. Students may choose music performance or music education with an emphasis in voice performance/choral instruments or instrument performance.

Music education is part of the Visual and Performing Arts degree program offered in collaboration with the College of Teacher Education. Music Education (P-12) which is accredited by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) PSC accredited to offer three concentrations in music education in order to prepare students for KGeorgia -12 music teacher certification in grades P-12. Concentration choices in Music Education include: Instrumental, Piano, and Voice.

Students must apply for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program to become teacher candidates and should refer to the College of Education section of this catalog for admission and other certification requirements as mandated by the GaPSC.Visual and Performing Arts Major

Our faculty is talented, diverse, and dedicated to the musical development of our young artists. The curriculum is intense and focuses on helping our students reach their professional and artistic goals.

Degree Concentration Maps

Advising and Faculty Mentors

Vocal Performance

Instrumental Performance and Music Education

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Instrumental - University Bands

Marching Band

Symphonic Band

Jazz Band

Pep Band

Brass Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

Choral / Vocal

Concert Chorale

Men’s Ensemble

Women’s Ensemble

Opera Workshop

Vocal Jazz


The Visual and Performing Arts Program at Savannah State University occupies two buildings on the northwest and northeast corners of campus. The primary location is the J.F. Kennedy Fine Arts Center which houses large spacious studios, Computer and 3D printing lab, rehearsal and practice facilities, and faculty offices.

The Center also houses the Main Theater and Art Gallery as well as a Recital Hall, Choir Rehearsal Hall, Music Production Lab, and 2D and 3D Art Studios. Students and faculty also have access to the Black Box Theater and Dance Studios located in the Wilcox-Wiley Gym, and a Photography Lab located in Hubert Building D. The Black Box Theater is an ideal intimate space for performances.

Other performance and laboratory facilities include the Recital Hall, Band Rehearsal Hall, Choir Rehearsal Hall, Keyboard Studio, Music Theory Lab, Music Production Lab, and Computer Lab completely furnished with Macintosh desktops. Students and faculty also have access to the Black Box Theater located in the Wilcox-Wiley Gym. The Black Box Theater is an ideal intimate space for chamber recitals. Performances also take place in the amphitheater located on The Pavilion in the heart of campus.


 Current and Upcoming Performances

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