As a music major at Queens, you will explore, refine and push the limits of your artistic skill and talent. You will have the benefit of working closely with distinguished faculty mentors who are well connected in the Charlotte music industry. Through these relationships and your courses, you will come to understand the rich history and fundamentals of music and perfect your individual artistic abilities. As a result, you will soon find yourself a dynamic musician prepared to achieve excellence in all aspects of your professional career.
General Education Requirements
Perks of Being a Music Major
- Accomplished faculty
Queens professors are accomplished musicians who participate in various professional networks both regionally and nationally. You will benefit from their knowledge, experience and industry connections.
- Dynamic location
Being less than three miles from vibrant uptown Charlotte is a benefit to music students. You will have opportunities to hear a variety of live musical performances on campus and in the community from local and professional groups visiting from around the world.
- Individualized attention
You will know your professors and they will know you. Small class sizes enable personalized curriculum. Through their contacts with local professional groups, they will arrange for a variety of wonderful educational experiences.
You will complete at least one internship at Queens. You have a variety of choices. Past students have received valuable arts experience at a diverse group of internship sites including:
- Opera Carolina
- Charlotte Symphony
- Northwest School of the Arts
- Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
- Brosseau Danceworks
- Queens Music Academy
When You Graduate
Music majors have continued graduate studies in diverse programs such as:
- Peabody Conservatory
- Florida State University
- Southern Methodist University
- Winthrop University
In addition, graduates have found employment as performers, accompanists, studio teachers, church musicians, composer/song writers, music directors, arrangers, music librarians, arts administrators and arts managers.
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.