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About Music at Young Harris College

A music major prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options. Music majors are in demand for graduate degrees, not only in music, but law school and medical school. The performance and communication aspects of the music degree prepare students for a career in business or communications as well.

Music Student Handbook

Faculty spotlight

Get to know some of the instructors who will guide you through the Music program.

I am proud to be a part of a thriving Fine Arts program that affords our students a lot of personal attention and hands on experience.  In just the last few years we have produced alumni that are singing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, teaching and performing music throughout the southeast, and starring in major motion pictures.  It is quite a record for a small liberal arts college.

Jeffrey Bauman
Mr. Jeff M. Bauman Professor of Music; Chair, Department of Music; Director of Choral and Vocal Activities – Fine Arts

Music degree requirements

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Music from YHC, you’ll take 120 hours of coursework.

General Education:

31 hours


37 hours, including two PALS (Physically Active Life Skills) courses

Program courses:

52 hours

Some of our most popular music courses include:

MUSI 3301 Music History 1:

The study of the development of western music and its links to political, social, and other cultural events from ancient time through the Baroque Period.