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Welcome to the John M. Long School of Music in the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Troy University.

The School of Music at Troy University is a vital part of a dynamic, global university. Focusing on musical excellence in the classroom and in the performance arena, the School of Music is committed to helping students become competent, caring music education professionals. From the "Sound of the South" to the "sounds" coming from classrooms and performance halls across the country and around the world, the School of Music at Troy University continues its tradition of making a difference, one student at a time. We invite you to join us!

The John M. Long School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

School of Music Mission

The mission of the John M. Long School of Music is to provide opportunities for undergraduate music majors, minors, and non-music majors and graduate music students to develop the musical skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become intelligent/artistic performers and/or consumers of music capable of making informed, independent musical choices.  Additionally, the School of Music is a cultural resource for the University and the Troy community and provides appropriate services.

The purpose of the undergraduate music major within the School of Music is to provide educational experiences that will assist students in developing the musical skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to pursue a viable career in the music profession.  Each of the three possible tracks - specializations - provides courses to assist students in developing specialized skills, knowledge, and techniques in either choral music, instrumental music, or a selected area within the music industry.  The School of Music works in collaboration with the College of Education to provide experiences leading to music teacher certification in Alabama, and supports the University NCATE conceptual framework to develop innovative, informed, reflective decision makers.  (The University NCATE conceptual framework is documented in the mission statement of the College of Education in both the print and electronic formats of the University undergraduate and graduate catalogs).

The purpose of the graduate professional educator certification program in the School of Music is to provide advanced, specialized music education experiences that will assist graduate students in developing the musical skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to begin/continue a viable career as a professional music educator.  The School of Music works in collaboration with the College of Education to provide educational experiences for advanced music students with traditional music certification and for advanced music students pursing alternative music teacher certification in Alabama, and supports the University NCATE conceptual framework to develop innovative, informed, reflective decision makers.  (The University NCATE conceptual framework is documented in the mission statement of the College of Education in both the print and electronic formats of the University undergraduate and graduate catalogs).



Message from the Director

Welcome!

I am pleased that you are visiting our music program at Troy University. The students, faculty, and staff in the John M. Long School of Music are committed to musical excellence in the classroom and in the performance arena. Our ensembles and classes are filled with many of Troy University’s best and brightest students from across the country and from all majors on our campus.

If you are considering music as an undergrauate or graduate major at Troy University, you will find a music faculty dedicated to helping you develop the skills and knowledge needed to be a competent, caring music education professional. Graduate assistantships are available in several areas. If you are considering a non-music major, you will find many opportunities to be involved with music that are non-threatening, challenging, and fun. Scholarships are available by audition to all students. I encourage you to apply.

I hope that you will make time to visit our Troy University campus. We have found that meeting faculty and students “face to face” is a great way to decide if our School of Music is right for you.

I look forward to meeting you!

Dr. Blocher
Larry R. Blocher, Ph.D.
Director, John M. Long School of Music

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