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Music Department

If you are interested in pursuing a career in music through performance, teaching, technology, music therapy, or another 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.


Choral Clinic Registration for Spring 2020 is now open!

The Meredith College Department of Music is offering the second annual Meredith College Choral Clinic (or preMPA clinic) on February 24, 25 and 26, 2020.  Registration is first-come, first served.  Your ensemble(s) will sing in Jones Auditorium for a panel of clinicians who will give written comments.  After your ensemble(s) sing in the Auditorium, they will work with one of the clinicians.  Your ensemble(s) will also have the opportunity to participate in sight-reading as well.  We hope you will consider joining us.  Cost is $50 for the first choir, $40 for the second, $30 for the third, etc.

Meredith College Choral Clinic Registration Form

Contact Information
Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas
Head, Music Department and Associate Professor of Voice
104 Wainwright
(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