The Department of Music offers five programs of study in music, which include Music Education, Music Liberal Arts (General), Commercial Music, Theory and Composition, and Associate of Arts in Music and Songwriting. Trevecca Nazarene University also offers studies in Worship Arts, Music Business, and Praise and Worship and Songwriting.

Trevecca Nazarene University is located in Nashville, TN, often referred to as the "Third Coast" due to the presence of many publishing and record companies located in "Music City, USA." As a result, students have opportunities for internships within every aspect of the music industry and have opportunities to meet and work with some of the finest musicians in the country. Graduates of the department have gone on to have careers in music performance, worship leadership, public and private school education, private studio instruction, and various areas of the music industry.

If you are intending on majoring in music and are interested, please contact Dr. Eric Wilson at

Instrumental Ensembles

Choral Ensembles

Entrance and Audition Requirements

Health & Safety for the Musician

Trevecca Recording Studio

Trevecca's Music Department houses two studios for students to get hands-on recording experience along with the capability for students to create well produced digital recordings of original songs.

The studio was used by Trevecca's PR groups to record these singles

Refuge - "See The Kingdom Coming"

Refuge - "A Call To Worship" 

Awaken - "All Your Love" 

Awaken - "Love's Already Won"


Please choose the name of the director to e-mail them for more information about the program.

Guitar\Bass: Prof. Jeff Cox
Keyboard Studies: Dr. Paul Christianson
Music Education\Orchestra: Dr. David Diehl
Wind\Percussion Studies: Dr. 
Matt Murdock
Vocal Studies: Prof. Taylor McPherson
Scholarships: Mrs. Sarah Comer



Associate Degrees


Music (General)
Music (Commercial)
Music Education
Theory & Composition


Music (Liberal Arts)
Music Composition
Jazz Studies
Musical Theatre (Interdisciplinary)
Music Technology
Theory & Composition