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Concentrations

Music Business       

The Catawba College Music Business Concentration has been designed for those wishing to pursue "behind-the-scene" careers in the music industry. Students learn alongside classmates in the Catawba Popular Music Concentration through our innovative Artist Development Program. Current and recent graduates have interened with Def Jam, CMT, Clear Channel, and Aware Records.

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Director: Dr. David Lee Fish          
E-mail: dlfish@catawba.edu



Music Education

The Music Education Concentration is designed to provide study and experiences to meet the music competencies expected by the State of North Carolina for K-12 music teacher licensure. In addition to the courses listed below, the Music Education student will be expected to meet departmental requirements of recital performance, ensemble participation, and attendance at certain musical recitals and performances, as well as to pass both a theory and a performance exam by the end of the sophomore year.

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Director Dr. Stephen Etters          
E-mail: scettters@catawba.edu



Music Performance

The music performance concentration at Catawba College is ideal for students interested in a performance career in classical/art music, a private teaching career, and/or graduate studies in performance. Designed to allow students to focus their music studies in voice or a particular instrument with the goal of developing as a performer, our program prepares professional musicians to function as both practitioners and artists in the musically inclusive world of the 21st century who exhibit not only technical competence, but also a broad knowledge of music, and an understanding of and appreciation for the artistic process.

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Popular Music

The Popular Music Concentration prepares students to establish successful careers as professional performers, songwriters, engineers and/or producers in some form of contemporary popular music (rock, alternative, country jazz, gospel, urban, etc.)  

 

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Director: Dr. David Lee Fish          
E-mail: dlfish@catawba.edu



Sacred Music

The Sacred Music Concentration is designed to prepare the student for a career as a church musician who functions successfully as performer, administrator, choral and instrumental director, and to acquaint the student with the methods and materials needed to implement a church music program. For students pursuing this concentration, the primary performance medium will be organ or voice.

 

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Worship Arts

The Worship Arts Concentration is designed to prepare the student to function successfully as a musical ensemble director, performer and/or administrator in the Worship Arts.  It will provide the student with methods and materials needed to implement a music program that is inclusive of both contemporary and traditional styles.

 

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