The Department of Music at UT Martin helps students hone and refine their musical craft. Our main focus is on creating music educators who will go out into the world and train the next generation of musicians. It is our responsibility to make sure that our students are ready for that task when they graduate. It will be their responsibility to continue to breathe life into the soul of the universe and give wings to the minds of the next generation.
Our department and our curriculum meet certain national standards for music departments around the country with our National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accreditation.
We are also one of a select group of music departments designated as an All-Steinway School. Steinway is internationally recognized for its excellence in piano-making. Our school uses only Steinway pianos.
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.