Young Harris College has a long tradition of providing a highly respected musical program of great distinction. Our student body is small and our student-teacher ratio is low, which means you receive personal attention, frequent encouragement, and extra assistance to hone your craft.
Our faculty are musicians in their own right, so they can connect you to resources in the field and build your confidence onstage and off. As you become engaged in an immersive four-year curriculum, your professors take a professional and personal interest in your success. With talented professors as your mentors, you’ll explore music from all sides to better understand your gift, goals and role as a musician. Faculty share their love for music in many ways. You might accompany them to professional conferences, be a part of special performances or attend music competitions.
In your four years here, you’ll perform in recitals, solo in the College’s many choral and instrumental ensembles, and be featured in musical theatre productions. Each season, Fine Arts offers a fresh lineup of campus and community events for you to shine in. Our music season showcases the creative efforts and talents of students, faculty and a variety of distinguished guest artists.
Beyond the popular career paths of performing and teaching, a music degree opens your
options—because creativity is a valuable commodity. Our program is also designed to prepare you for other unique endeavors that will perpetuate and sustain the art of music in local and global communities in a variety of ways.
The Music Department offers competitive scholarships to students whose major is music. In addition, band and choral scholarships are available to students whose major is not music.
Young Harris College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Questions? Contact Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music Dr. Richard Knepp.