Music Department

Whether intending a career in music performance, music education, or another musically oriented business, the Department of Music has a degree plan for you.  If you are simply interested in improving your musical knowledge and skills, our department offers a breadth of academic and performance opportunities for you. All students learn from faculty who are active artists and leaders: composers and musicians who have performed, directed, taught, and recorded nationally and internationally.


The Department of Music embraces the ever changing nature of the world of music, and respects and celebrates the historic role of music as one of humanity’s most powerful forces for good. We provide skills, training and experiences that educate musicians who are inspired by the global nature of music, and who utilize that inspiration and their musical skills to contribute to the communities in which they live. They will do so as consummate professionals in the studio or classroom, as directors and conductors of ensembles, as performers, as composers, as practitioners in music related fields, or as enthusiastic supporters of music.


Contact Information
Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas
Head, Music Department and Associate Professor of Voice
104 Wainwright
(919) 760-8536

Degree Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

faculty member conducting student musicians.

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

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

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 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.