About the Department

Julie Hill


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UT Martin Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music


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UT Martin Department of Music is an All Steinway School



Opened in August of 2013, the renovated and expanded Fine Arts Building on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin serves as the home for the Departments of Music and Visual and Theater Arts. The 112,000 square foot facility was completed at a cost of $14 million and includes 16 classrooms, 24 studio rooms, 35 offices, 23 practice rooms, a music computer lab, choral/recital hall, band rehearsal hall, percussion rehearsal room, labs for graphic arts, ceramics, fabrics, and sculpture, a costume shop, scene shop and a state-of-the-art black-box theater. Plans are under way for phase two of the project, which will include a renovation of the Harriet Fulton Theatre.

Mission & Goals


The mission of the Department of Music is to pursue excellence in musical education and artistry, with a primary focus for the Department being undergraduate music education. The Department and its faculty serve as model performers, educators, and researchers as well as resources for music educators and professionals throughout the region. The performances and educational events presented by the Department enrich the educational experience of all UT Martin students. These events enhance the cultural life of the university, the Martin community, and the region. Faculty maintain a strong commitment to the teaching mission of the Department and the University, while engaging in service, performance, and research activities around the state, region, and world.



  • Produce music education graduates who will, in turn, build strong programs in their schools and studios.

  • Attract and retain high-quality students to major in music and participate in ensembles as non-majors.

  • Maintain positive relationships with K-12 music programs and regional arts organizations.

  • Serve as a resource for regional educators and musicians.

  • Maintain a sequential curriculum that is sensitive to the needs of a changing future for art music.

  • Present musical performances on campus by students, faculty, and guest artists.

  • Perform, present, and research in the music discipline.

  • Educate and inform audiences.

  • Represent UT Martin in a professional way to the community and the world.

  • Maintain contact with alumni.