Welcome to the Music Department
– Dr. David Jones, Department Chair
Pursue your passion for music at TFC!
The Music Department exists to prepare Christian musicians for careers in performance, teaching, church music, and various music-related vocations. Students develop and share their God-given abilities by participation in ensembles, recitals, concerts, service projects, and ministries. Through these experiences, the Music Department brings the whole person into the learning process through the integration of curricular and co-curricular activities and provides for the integration of faith and learning, together with character and intellect. This approach, along with courses in music theory, music history, performance, aural skills, music technology, the humanities, and Bible theology, gives students the skills to become highly valuable in their chosen field.
New trends in music, both within the evangelical church and in the world at large, are seen on our campus. Toccoa Falls College is a community of diverse cultures and students are encouraged to explore music’s diversity from contemporary Christian, jazz, classical, folk, gospel, opera, and world music.
In addition to meeting the entrance requirements of the college, all applicants for admission to the Music Department, freshmen or transfers, are required to audition. Auditions are scheduled throughout the academic year.
Music scholarships are awarded each year to new and returning students by audition, interview, GPA, and College Board examination scores. Contact the Music Department for current information concerning music scholarships.
Music Department News
Naomi Meadows Wins First Place in GMTA State Piano Competition
The Toccoa Falls College Music Department is proud to announce that Naomi Meadows won First place (Outstanding Performer – Conference Recitalist) the Georgia Music Teachers Association Competition on Saturday, April 7th. The competition was held in Athens, and Naomi competed in the lower college division. She was also selected as one of the contestants for the U.S. Regional OSAKA International Music Competition which will be held at Georgia State University in Atlanta on Saturday, May 12th.
A native of Athens, Georgia, Naomi is currently a sophomore at Toccoa Falls College where she is majoring in Music Performance. She has been playing the piano for 11 years and also sings. When asked what it was she enjoyed about competitions, Naomi stated, “It’s good to have goals. Goals keep you motivated, and it’s encouraging when your efforts pay off.” Naomi also stated her Music Professor, Dr. You Ju Lee, had been instrumental in her success and had the greatest impact on her playing the piano. “I actually chose TFC because of Dr. Lee,” Meadows stated. “She cares so much for her students. She even gives extra lessons during the day. She’s always doing something to help her students succeed.”
When asked what advice she would give other students entering the Music program at TFC, Naomi said, “Meet with the professors and get the particulars. Plan to work hard and be very diligent. The Music Department is a very inviting, small, close-knit, community. It’s an excellent environment in which to study.”
Naomi plans to teach piano while working on her Master’s degree after graduation from Toccoa Falls College.