In partnership with the APSU Department of Music, the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts offers a
wide range of ongoing music programs:
- The Clarksville Community Concert Series has
been bringing renowned performers and ensembles to APSU several times
each year for the past 50 years. Individual tickets and season packages
are available online here.
- The Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents
a fresh approach to masterworks of the past and present, including those that lack a traditional home in the repertoire, thereby enriching the lives of audiences in Middle Tennessee, including members of the Austin Peay State University and surrounding community, through concerts and educational outreach.
- The Mid-South Jazz Festival includes
performances by the APSU Jazz Ensembles and a featured artist or ensemble every April.
Young Composers Competition, through which student
composers across the country compete for a financial award and to have
their work performed as part of the APSU Dimensions New Music Series.
- A wide variety of annual music festivals and workshops, including
Choir Festival, Orchestra Festival, Opera Workshop, Honor Band, Piano
Camp, and GuitarFest.
The APSU Department of Music
The APSU music students, faculty, and visiting artists are heard in more
than 150 concerts each year. In addition to myriad
performances, the music department
offers instrumental, vocal, keyboard, and ensemble instruction from faculty
who are nationally and internationally recognized performers, scholars, and