Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), Marietta College’s Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music is a tight-knit community comprised of dedicated faculty, talented students and supportive staff members.

Students from across academic disciplines have many opportunities to participate in a variety of choral and instrumental ensembles. These groups perform in the Marietta community and have also performed throughout the country.

Marietta's Department of Music offers four main programs:

Bachelor of Arts in Music
The Bachelor of Arts in Music program offers well-rounded music education and the chance to focus on areas such as performance, composition, or historical research. After completing the required core courses, you can develop an elective program that reinforces the fields of music that interest you most. This combination helps to prepare you for work in the music profession or graduate school.

Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance
The Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance is a program designed to allow students to pursue in-depth study in the area of vocal performance. The coursework is designed to guide each student to a better understanding and mastery of their voice in an environment that provides the individual attention needed to develop both technical and interpretive skills. It will also help each student to develop a broad understanding of the field of music and the factors that influence its role in the United States and abroad. In addition to their core music courses, students will find many opportunities for performance in both solo and ensemble settings and elective courses organized to help students prepare for continued study at the graduate level.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education
The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is a program designed to prepare the future leaders of the profession. This diverse coursework is designed to guide each student to licensure in music education in an environment that provides the individual attention needed to guarantee success as a musician and educator. It will also help each student develop a broad understanding of the issues and theories impacting the future of music education in the United States. In addition to their core music and education courses, students will refine their skills through more than 180 contact hours in conducting and rehearsal techniques, over 150 field experience hours before student teaching, and special courses in teaching with technology, and vocal or instrumental pedagogy.

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy
Music Therapy is an exciting profession that provides musicians the opportunity to use their musical skills to support the empowerment and development of others. As a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC), you will use a wide variety of instruments and musical experiences to help people of all ages work toward goals related to education, health, rehabilitation and wellness needs.

Other Programs

Minor in Music
The minor in music is offered to students pursuing other fields of study but desiring an additional concentration in the field of music.

Vocal Pedagogy Certificate
The Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy prepares each student to teach applied vocal lessons. This unique program provides a valuable and more focused opportunity for vocal students to prepare the skills necessary to begin a primary or supplemental career as a vocal instructor.


Listed below is some useful information for current music students at Marietta College. 

The Music Department Handbook
contains useful information for all music majors and minors.

The Jury Repertory Sheet
contains a repertory list for Applied Music Study.

The Approval Request for Outside Recital/Concert Credit
must be submitted for consideration in advance of concert attendance. If not submitted until after attendance, concert attendance may not count toward required number for the semester.

The Recital Proposal Form
must be submitted for recital approval. This form must be completed and submitted five months before the proposed recital date.