As a music major at Meredith, you’ll develop your creativity through performance, composition, and improvisation. Our nationally-recognized faculty are exceptional teachers and gifted artists. Our well-rounded liberal arts curriculum ensures that you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed after graduation. And we offer a variety of academic and performance opportunities for non-music majors as well. 

Department Mission and Values:

Whether intending a career in music performance, music education, or another musically oriented business, the Department of Music has a degree plan for you.

Aliyana playing piano.

Music students have opportunities to perform in large and small vocal and instrumental ensembles, opera workshop, and keyboard ensembles. In addition, students have access to a vibrant music community, both in the capital city of Raleigh and in the larger Triangle area. Professional music ensembles nearby include the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera, Triangle Jazz Alliance, and the North Carolina Master Chorale.

A student singing in Carswell hall with stained glass light.

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

Three students singing at a choral concert.

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

Kristin Foster

After moving from Texas to attend Meredith, Kristin Foster, ’19, built her own community of friends while strengthening her talents in music.

Caroline Carter

As a music major at Meredith College, Caroline Carter has strengthened her focus as an artist thanks to mentoring by music faculty, and the experience she has gained through music performance, study abroad in Italy, and internships.

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. 

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