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Music Department

If you are interested in pursuing a career in music through performance, teaching, technology, music therapy, or other musically oriented career, or you are interested in improving your musical knowledge and skills, the Department of Music offers a breadth of academic and performance opportunities to music majors and non-majors alike. Our students learn from faculty who are artists in their own right, including composers and musicians who have performed and recorded nationally and internationally, nationally-recognized music educators, and a Steinway Artist. The Music Department will help you strengthen your talents and prepare you for your place in the music world.


Contact Information
Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas
Head, Music Department and Associate Professor of Voice
104 Wainwright
jornellas@meredith.edu
(919) 760-8575


Music Performance in Carswell Auditorium

Meredith is home to several performance spaces and a technology laboratory with equipment students can use to sharpen their skills.

Student Playing Clarinet. Other ensemble members are visible in background

Students have opportunities to participate in a number of performance ensembles as well as two music honor societies. 

Strong Stories

Erica Battles

Erica Battles

Attending Meredith College has shaped Erica Battles, '16, into a musician who isn't afraid to take risks.

Strong Story Erica Rogers

Erica Rogers

Erica Rogers prepared for law school with a music and Spanish degree from Meredith.

Community School of Music

Open to students of all levels, from beginner through post-baccalaureate, the Community School of Music offers private lessons, classes, performance opportunities, competition preparation, and stimulating concerts. The Capital City Girls Choir is a vocal and music training program for girls from Raleigh surrounding communities.

Read more about our programs

Young man playing violin