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If you are looking for a place to pursue career goals in music, Anderson University offers music degrees for a variety of professional interests, including a new online Master of Music in Music Education. There are programs for the serious performer, music teacher, worship leader, or music scholar, and opportunities for the student interested in other music-related careers. In addition to specialized training, all Anderson University music degrees include solid grounding in performance, theory, and music history as well as providing a broad liberal arts education. The AU music faculty have an extensive range of expertise recognized both regionally and nationally, in peformance, composing, conducting, scholarly presentations, and publications. Our ensembles offer a wide variety of performance opportunities, and our distinguished alumni have achieved recognition for excellence in their respective music professions. Anderson University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). To find out how you can experience the rich traditions and creative innovations in music at Anderson University, contact us today at





2013-2014 Calendar



Music Scholarship Competitions

Friday, October 25, 2013
 Friday, November 22, 2013
 Monday, January 20, 2014
 Friday, February 21, 2014

For more information about our music department, contact:
(800) 542-3594

Online Master of Music in Music Education

Anderson University is pleased to announce the first online Master of Music in Music Education degree in South Carolina. For more information on this manageable and affordable degree program, visit our AU Online website.


Master of Music in Music Education
Bachelor of Music Education with an Instrumental Concentration
Bachelor of Music Education with a Vocal/Choral Concentration
 Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance 
Bachelor of Music in Worship Leadership 
Bachelor of Arts in Music


Wind Symphony

Anderson University Choir

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles

Gospel Choir: AU Ensemble 

Anderson Symphony Orchestra

Chamber Singers

Jazz Ensemble

String Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

West African Ensemble


Music Faculty

Ms. Deedy Francis
Associate Professor of Music
Voice, Vocal Pedagogy
A.F.A., Anderson University; B.M.E.,
Furman University; M.M., Westminster
Choir College of Rider University (2002)
Dr. Howard Kim
Assistant Professor of Music
Piano, Theory, Music History
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, M.M., D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
Dr. David L. Perry
Associate Professor of Music
Music Department Chair
Director of Music Education
Music Education, Music History, Applied Woodwinds,
World Music, West African Ensemble
B.M., M.M., D.M.A., Arizona State University (2006)
Dr. David Stern
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Instrumental Activities
Music Education, Applied Brass, Theory,
Instrumental Ensembles, Jazz History
B.M.E., University of Colorado, Ph.D, Texas Tech University (2001)
Doug Norwine
Assistant Professor of Music
B.M., Bowling Green State University, Post-graduate studies, Berklee College of Music (2013)
Dr. Tommy L. Watson
Associate Professor of Music
Voice, Opera Workshop
, Anderson College; M.M.,
University of South Carolina (2001)
Biography: Dr. Tommy L. Watson
Dr. Richard Williamson
Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Chamber Singers, AU Choir, Theory, Conducting
B.M., Furman University; M.M., M.A., Eastman School of Music;
University of Illinois (1996)

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