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Programs of Study in Music

“Where your passion becomes your future”

Majors

  • Music
  • Music Education—Vocal/Choral (P–12)
  • Music Education—Instrumental (P–12)

Minor

  • Music

Educator Preparation

  • Music (Instrumental or Vocal/Choral, P–12)

Major requirements and course descriptions are outlined in the Huntingdon College Catalog. These programs of study are part of the Department of Fine Arts.

Interested in music?

Music Major Scholarship Audition Information

Music Auditions for students entering in Fall 2020 will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020.

  • Apply to Audition
  • Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., Smith Music Building
  • Auditions begin at 10:00 a.m. in Delchamps Recital Hall, Smith Music Building
  • To prepare for your visit, see Plan Your Visit for directions to campus, hotel suggestions, a campus map, and more information. You do not need to complete the form to schedule a visit. Simply complete the audition application form linked above.

Audition Repertoire

Voice Applicants

  • Direct questions to Dr. Damion Womack—dwomack@hawks.huntingdon.edu
  • Prepare one piece to perform. The piece may be classical, spiritual, folk, or hymn genre.
  • Students will vocalize to determine range.
  • Students will participate in a pitch-matching exercise.

Piano Applicants

Brass/Woodwinds Applicants

  • Direct questions to Mr. Adam Murphy—amurphy@hawks.huntingdon.edu
  • Two pieces or movements in contrasting style (i.e. lyrical and technical)
  • Solo literature comparable to All-State level material is recommended.

Percussion Applicants

  • Direct questions to Mr. Aaron Locklear—alocklear@hawks.huntingdon.edu
  • Prepare one solo/etude of choice for both snare drum and keyboard
  • Any two-octave major scale may be requested by the panel

Music at Huntingdon

majorette in front of band musiciansHuntingdon offers the best of all worlds in Music and Music Education. Here, you will find a complete music curriculum accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). At the same time, Huntingdon offers a full liberal arts educational experience. The Music major provides a strong foundation in music theory; auditory skills (sight reading and ear training); music history; and vocal or instrumental ensemble participation (band or choir). Music Education majors complete the requirements for the Music major as well as Teacher Candidate clinical experiences to become eligible for certification from the Alabama State Department of Education. This certification allows one to teach at the P–12 levels in either choral or instrumental music.

A Symphony of Opportunities

Huntingdon offers a score of music ensembles that are open to any student who loves music. Perfect your skills and gain performance experience through:

Interested in being part of a praise worship team? Campus Ministries holds auditions each semester. Planning to teach? You may work with prospective musicians through Huntingdon’s Honor Choir and high school choral festival.

Why Huntingdon?

Huntingdon has long been known for excellence in Music and Music Education. The program offers:

  • drum line practiceNational music accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Educator Preparation in either choral or instrumental music—or both!
  • Abundant performance opportunities for singers and instrumentalists.
  • Teacher Candidate clinical experiences for Music Education majors.
  • Weekly studio lessons—one-on-one instruction from experienced musician-professors.
  • Piano proficiency training in Huntingdon’s Yamaha keyboard lab.
  • Emphasis on student success from basic music fundamentals through all levels of theory and sight singing.
  • Numerous practice studios in Smith Hall, dedicated to the fine arts.
  • Assistance with placement into graduate programs or employment.
  • Successful graduates who are professional musicians in the areas of performance, education, music therapy, worship leadership, and fine arts administration.
  • Flexibility to combine the Music major with a second major.
  • Judy Marley Montgomery Choir Awards or Scarlet and Grey Awards—generous scholarships for participation and performance.
  • Strong liberal arts core curriculum emphasizes communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Study in the Hobbs Honors Program for qualified students.
  • Part-time worship leadership, choir, and other music ministry positions in local churches.

Exceptional Facilities

Sybil Smith Hall is the hub of music activity on campus. Theory, voice, ear and sight training, instruments, and voice are studied here. A new Huntingdon Bands Rehearsal Hall opened in Roland Student Center during the 2017–2018 academic year. Huntingdon offers one of the largest music archives in the Southeast. Performance spaces include Delchamps Recital Hall, Ligon Chapel, Drum Theater, Top Stage, Samford Stadium, and Roland Arena.

Dedicated Faculty-Musicians

Members of the music faculty at Huntingdon are active professional musicians participating in community musical venues such as the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, the Montgomery Chorale, Montgomery Brass, Montgomery Madrigal Voices, and Cloverdale Wind Ensemble. The music faculty also serve as guest performers, conductors, adjudicators, and clinicians throughout Alabama and the Southeast.

  • Damion Womack, D.M.A., Chair, Department of Fine Arts; Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities
  • James Conely, Ed.D. Adjunct Instructor of Music, Organ and Piano
  • Curtis Hollinger, M.M.Ed. Adjunct Instructor, Clarinet, Woodwinds
  • Elizabeth Bryan Kimbrough ’06, M.S., Troy University, Adjunct Instructor of Music, Voice
  • Adam Locklear, Director of Percussion
  • Rusty Logan, D.A. Director of Bands
  • Brenda Luchsinger, D.M.A. Adjunct Instructor of Music, Applied Horn
  • Kevin Manderville, D.M. Adjunct Instructor of Music, Guitar
  • Laryne Monte, Accompanist, Department of Music; Instructor of Music
  • Adam Murphy, M.M.Ed., Assistant Director of Bands
  • Erik Sumner ’06, M.M., New England Conservatory, Adjunct Instructor of Music, Voice
  • Richard Wangler, D.M.A., Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Graduate Success

Jazz 2016 Winter Concert PhotoHuntingdon Music and Music Education alumni have been admitted to graduate programs at the Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Westminster Choir College, the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, the University of Alabama, the University of North Carolina, the University of Oklahoma, and numerous other programs. Graduates have entered career fields from teaching and performance to music therapy and law.

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