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tennessee technological university

Department of Music

Tennessee Tech University music graduates achieve career excellence nationally and internationally.

As music educators, TTU graduates have . . .

  • become school band, choral, and orchestra directors and classroom music teachers in 26 states;
  • become professors or administrators at 70 universities and colleges;
  • received graduate fellowships at 50 universities and schools of music;
  • led state-wide professional associations;
  • become directors of music for major metropolitan school districts.

As performers, TTU graduates have . . .

  • recorded albums for major artists in all styles, and sound tracks for major television shows, motion pictures and video games;
  • been awarded the recording industry's "Certified Platinum" for more than a million albums sold;
  • worked as performers and conductors with many professional orchestras and opera companies, including the Vienna, Berlin and Brazil Philharmonics; the Atlanta, Baltimore, Knoxville, Nashville and London Symphony Orchestras; and the Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera, and Metropolitan Opera companies;
  • worked with touring groups and shows, for all major cruise lines, and at most major theme parks in the U.S. and in Japan and Hong Kong;
  • been members of all of the military bands in Washington, D.C., and at West Point and Annapolis;
  • performed live with dozens of the world's best-known performers and entertainers.

TTU Graduates have also become ...

  • a music executive for a major cruise line;
  • a Grammy-nominated recording engineer and producer;
  • a world-renowned instrument designer/maker;
  • successful church music directors, music librarians, authors, composers, arrangers, music therapists and Fulbright scholars.