The Music Department of Arkansas State University-Beebe offers opportunities for the aspiring musician looking to prepare for a career in music education, and is designed to satisfy the core requirements for the first two years of college. ASU-Beebe also offers courses for the student interested in pursuing music as an avocation. Students may study piano, voice, and guitar privately or in a class setting. Music Theory, Ear Training, and Music Fundamentals are designed to aid the student in reading and writing music.
Several ensembles are available to all students. The Singers, a non-auditioned chorus, performs in the fall for the annual Madrigal Feaste and performs on the spring concert. The Chamber Singers, an auditioned chorus, performs for numerous functions on and off campus, and takes a tour in the spring semester. Admittance into this organization will be achieved through audition and a personal interview with the director. An instrumental ensemble is open to all students with high school band experience. Membership in the instrumental ensemble is by audition.
The music department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and software and may be used by students enrolled in approved classes or working under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This facility is available to music students for word processing, MIDI projects, practicing, and other such work.
Students who are planning to major in music should select courses with the approval of a departmental advisor in order to fulfill the requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer. Additional fees could be charged for private instruction courses.
The Music Club supports the appreciation of music performance at all skill levels and provides organization and opportunities to practice and perform music in various venues and opportunities for networking among aspiring musicians and songwriters. Membership is open to all ASU-Beebe students. Dr. Dennis Humphrey, Advisor.
The Singers, a choral group, is open to all students. Auditions are not required. Rehearsals are M, W, F, from 10 – 10:50 a.m. The Singers present programs of varied literature for campus events, graduation, Christmas, and spring concerts.
Howell Music Center
Beebe, Arkansas 72012
Phone: (501) 882-4475