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Music with a Popular Music Concentration at Catawba College, Salisbury, NC

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. They are randomly listed in the blog section of this website. Enjoy!

From the Catawba College website, 2023: “Find Your Own Road to Success in the Pop Music Industry. Music majors pursuing the Popular Music concentration at Catawba College are prepared to establish successful careers as professional musical performers, songwriters, engineers, or producers in one or more of the many unique forms of contemporary pop music, including rock, alternative, country jazz, gospel, and urban genres.

‘Learn the true origins of popular music in the classroom, including the theory and history behind it. Then, explore its progression and evolution and what pop music means to you through advances in technology, cultural influences, and even personal participation in our pop a capella ensemble. One of the best advantages that the Music Department at Catawba College offers you as a musician is a safe, nurturing environment for you to develop your singular artistic voice.

‘At Catawba, you will have plenty of creative freedom, support, and encouragement to pursue your own unique brand of popular music, from our many organized and varied ensemble groups, to private lessons, studio spaces, industry involvement opportunities, and more. As a capstone experience, you’ll complete an individually designed Senior Music Project.”

Catawba is one of the featured colleges in my new book (click image for additional information):

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