Music at Andrew

Choraliers

The goal of the music department at Andrew College is to provide a nurturing, yet challenging, environment for music students to develop their skill.  The music curriculum of our degree program mirrors that of the University System of Georgia, preparing you to transfer to a four-year institution to complete your undergraduate study.  Additionally, with an average music class size of six to eight students, you will receive personalized attention tailored to your specific needs.

Students who participate in the music program receive training which allows them to pursue a Bachelor of Music with emphases in performance and music education.  The Associate of Music degree (AM) is offered with either vocal or piano emphasis.  Music students will take courses in music theory, music appreciation, and applied lessons.  In addition to the AM, we offer certificates in Church Music, with the option to study organ, and Musical Theater.  For a list of courses and their descriptions, click here.

Students admitted to Andrew College who wish to pursue the program of study in music must audition for admission to the Andrew College music department and have an interview with the music faculty.  For audition and scholarship information, please email music@andrewcollege.edu or complete the Choralier Questionnaire for more information

Andrew College Choraliers

The Choraliers is Andrew’s premiere performing ensemble open to all Andrew College students. Students singing in the Choraliers hone their choral singing skills while learning and performing a wide range of Classical and contemporary repertoire both on and off campus. On-campus performances include the Annual Festival of Christmas Lessons and Carols and the Spring Concert, and the group travels throughout the region several times a year to perform in various festivals as well as United Methodist churches.  Click here to watch a video performance.

Voice Program

The Voice Program at Andrew College provides piano instruction for all music majors at the College (primary instruction for Voice Majors, secondary instruction for all other music majors) as required for the Associate of Music degree at Andrew as well as for the bachelor’s degree programs in music.  Voice instruction is also available for non-music majors for elective credit.

Piano Program

The Piano Program at Andrew College provides piano instruction for all music majors at the College (primary instruction for Piano Majors, secondary instruction for all other music majors) as required for the Associate of Music degree at Andrew as well as for the bachelor’s degree programs in music.  Piano instruction is also available for non-music majors for elective credit.
 

Joel Thompson         Joel Thompson, M.M.
            Assistant Professor of Music
            Director of Choral Music Program
            229-732-5909 – office
            229-732-5994 – fax                
            joelthompson@andrewcollege.edu