Department of Music

Department of Music

The Mars Hill University Department of Music is renowned as a top program for producing superb educators and performers whose career paths include the classroom, the community, graduate school, the concert stage, and beyond.

MHU has a nearly 100% job placement rate for music education graduates actively seeking regional public school employment.

Students in the department encounter one-on-one and small-classroom-size interactions with our music faculty members, all of whom are alumni of prestigious music schools and active scholars/practitioners in their respective disciplines.

Mars Hill University undergraduates have the opportunity (and are actively encouraged) to simultaneously participate in a wide variety of musical experiences no matter their concentration, including wind symphony, choirs, jazz band, chamber music groups, percussion ensembles, marching band, and more!​​


National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
(703) 437-0700


Prospective Students

Students wishing to become music majors at Mars Hill University should:

Apply to and be accepted by MHU through the normal admissions process via the Mars Hill University Office of Admissions

After completion of the application, you will be contacted by a professor in your specific area of interest.  At that time, we will discuss the scheduling of your Entrance/Scholarship Audition and the requirements for that audition.

Prospective music majors are formally admitted to the Department of Music after successfully completing the Music Major Entrance/Scholarship Audition and after being accepted as a student to Mars Hill. Audition requirements are unique to each applied area and will be communicated to the student. Each audition consists of  performance on the student’s primary instrument/voice and an evaluation of fundamental musical skills.

Scholarship priority will be given to those students who complete the audition by April 15 of the student’s senior year of high school.

Incoming students may practice their music theory and aural skills by visiting Music majors and minors are highly encouraged to be proficient in music literacy (treble and bass clefs), music notation, and the fundamentals of music.

Current Students

2018-2019 Mars Hill University Music Department Handbook

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library

Mars Hill University Library Music Resources (Grove Music Online, Naxos Music Library, Oxford Bibliographies, etc.)