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Spelman College Music Department

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 program of the department of music is designed primarily for the music major or minor who wishes to study music as one of the liberal arts and who seeks a solid foundation for further study leading to a professional career in performance, scholarship, music education, or related fields.

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, , and a music technology lab. Performance venues include Sisters Chapel, The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium, and the Living and Learning Center II Auditorium.

Student Body
Approximately 30 students with concentrations ranging from 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 working musicians such as an educator, performer, director, song writer, and music therapist.

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, instrumental performance (piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion), composition and choral conducting.

All-Steinway Status
Spelman College is 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. 

Music Department Staff

Dawn Garvin
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Events & Performance/Tour Coordinator
John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts Building, Room 202
Valentine Williamson
Glee Club Program Coordinator  
John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts Building, Room 102

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Contact Us

Music Department
404-270-5476 direct
404-270-5484 fax

Campus Location
Rockefeller Fine Arts Building

Mailing Address
Spelman College Department of Music
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA  30314

Faculty Directory

Department Handbook (PDF)

College Bulletin