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Department of Music

The Austin Peay State University Department of Music is an active and highly visible component of the Clarksville Community. Composed of approximately 180 music majors and 32 full-time and adjunct faculty, the Department of Music is the largest producer of cultural events in the Clarksville area.

Welcome to the Department of Music

Housed in a state-of-the-art facility completed in 1990, students in the department practice, rehearse and attend classes in a comfortable environment that is conducive to their creative and intellectual development. Performances take place in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall, a 600 seat concert theatre that is regarded as one of the finest acoustical environments in the Southeast, and Heydel Hall, a newly constructed recital hall in the Art+Design building.



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What Do Music Majors Do After Graduation?

Music majors go on to pursue many different paths:

  • Performance
  • Music Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Theory and Composition
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Worship or Sacred Music
  • Music Therapy
  • Music Business
  • Music Technology
  • Conducting
  • Instrument Repair
  • Music Librarian
APSU Student, Faculty, and Staff Recent Achievements
Emmanuel Méjeun with horn at MMC
Emmanuel Méjeun ('17)

Received Bachelor's in Music Education in 2015, and received Master's in Music Performance in 2017.

Worked as a CRLA-certified Master Tutor Level 3, Member of the Golden Key Honor Society, President's Emerging Leaders Program and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Plans to seek a Doctoral degree with the ultimate goal of pursuing a career in higher education.

Jan Corrothers
Jan Corrothers

Staff Accompanist.

Performed as Collaborative Pianist for the 2017 Olympic Countdown Youth Choral Festival in Tokyo, Japan; Completed final term as President/Director of the FABM national conference for church musicians

Dr. Jeffery Williams
Dr. Jeffrey Williams

Assistant Professor of Voice

One of twelve select members of the NATS Intern Program in Toronto, Canada paired with recognized master teachers including Warren Jones, Stephen Smith, Kenneth Bozeman, Mary Saunders-Barton, and Peggy Baroody. 

Performed the role of Captain Corcoran in Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore with the Young Victorian Theatre Company in Baltimore, MD.  

Performed the National Anthem at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD for the Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers MLB game on Tuesday, July 18

René Villareal plays guitar in UC
René Villareal

Senior Music Education and Performance major, Guitar specialization

Teaches ukulele to homeschool students through the Community School for the Arts and the Center for Excellence in the Creative Arts.

Involved in National Association for Music Education programming and frequently performs at local high schools and venues.

How Do I Get Started?

Admission is via audition and/or portfolio review and interview. Begin the application process now by setting up an audition date.