About the School of Music

The ECU School of Music, part of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, is one of the premier recognized and comprehensive music schools in the Southeast. Its predominantly online MM in Music Education degree recently was commended by the National Association of Schools of Music.

At ECU you are a part of a student body of approximately 250 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. This select group works and plays (and almost lives) in the A. J. Fletcher Music Center, a facility dedicated entirely to music.

The building features two large rehearsal halls and a 220-seat recital hall. Within the center are electronic piano labs, five organs, more than fifty practice rooms, faculty studios, the Music Library and the Center for Music Technology. The Music Library’s collection contains some 90,000 books, scores, periodicals and media materials representative of all types and periods of music. The Music MIDI Lab, the Center for Composition with Electronic Media and the KORG Learning Center comprise the state-of-the-art Center for Music Technology, an outstanding resource and teaching facility for students and faculty.

The School of Music offers some of the finest performances in the state. Student and faculty performances are held in the A. J. Fletcher Recital Hall, the Brody School of Medicine Auditorium and the 1,500-seat Wright Auditorium.

Beyond all the physical facilities, electronics and square footage, you will notice a feeling of excitement, camaraderie and belonging. The School of Music has a warm, caring atmosphere that you can’t see in a picture or find on a list. But you can feel it as soon as you enter the building and begin interacting with the staff, students and faculty. At the East Carolina University School of Music, students, faculty and staff leave the premises reluctantly and look forward to returning!

The School of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) . It is an active participant in the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and the College Music Society (CMS).

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