About the Music Department
The Spelman College Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the accrediting body for music programs in higher education. The department has an active chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.
The primary goal of the Mathematics Department is to teach all students to think logically and critically. The curriculum supports the development of higher level mathematical skills and computing expertise for students in fields such as the natural, computer, engineering, and social sciences. Furthermore, the departmental programs and activities provide opportunities for academic excellence and leadership development, which enhance a liberal arts education.
Upon completion of the prescribed program of study in mathematics, the students should be able to
1. recognize that mathematics is an art as well as a powerful foundational tool of science with limitless applications.
2. demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical concepts and axiomatic underpinnings of mathematics and an ability to construct proofs at the appropriate level.
3. demonstrate competency in mathematical modeling of complex phenomena, problem solving and decision making.
4. demonstrate a level of proficiency in quantitative and computing skills sufficient to meet the demands of society upon educated women as global leaders.
Fine Arts Building
The department of music is housed in the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Fine Arts Building. It includes choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, teaching studios, practice rooms, large and small smart classrooms, a state-of-the-art music technology lab, and a music resource center. Performances venues include Sisters Chapel, The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium, and the Living and Learning Center II Auditorium.
Approximately 50 students with concentrations ranging from vocal performance to music technology. Our students are competition winners and scholarship recipients. Graduates of the Department of Music continue to prestigious graduate programs or become successful as working musicians.
Faculty members of the department of music have professional careers in performance and research outside of their teaching duties at Spelman College. Student-faculty ratio is 4:1.
Vocal performance, piano performance, instrumental performance (brass, woodwinds, percussion, strings), music technology, music theory, choral conducting, and music and education.
Spelman College was only the third college in Georgia, and the first historically Black college or university, to join a prestigious group of institutions designated as All-Steinway Schools. All-Steinway Schools are institutions that have made an agreement with Steinway & Sons, the oldest piano company in America, that 90 percent or more of the school’s collection of pianos will be Steinways.