Professor LaBar, Chairperson; Professors Brock (Glass), Campbell (Wood), Coleman (Art Education), Coogan (Metals), Danner (Theory/Composition), Decker (Trumpet), Doubet (Art Foundations), Hermann (Band/Music Education), Kennedy (Voice/Opera), Lotz (Bassoon/Music History), Martin (Flute), McCormick (Jazz Studies), Morris (Tuba/Euphonium), Pitelka (Clay), Thurmond (Clarinet), Ventura (Art History), Woodworth (Oboe/Theory); Associate Professors Allcott (Orchestras/Violoncello), Barham (Saxophone), Brady (Fibers), Chang (Violin), Godes (Piano), Hauser (Trombone/Theory), Pulte (Voice); Assistant Professors Clark (Music Therapy), Hansen (Horn), Harris (Band/Music Education), Sullivan (Vocal/General Music Education), Willie (Percussion), Zamer (Choral)
The Department of Music and Art provides an intellectual and creative environment for the study and production of the visual and performing arts. The faculty emphasizes quality instruction, in both the classroom and the studio, embraces innovation, and acknowledges the role of technology in meeting the academic and artistic needs of the students. The Department prepares students for careers in music and the visual arts, enables students to enrich their lives by participating in music and art activities, instills in all University students an appreciation of music and the visual arts, and broadens the cultural perspective of the community, state, and region.
The primary function of the Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Craft is to serve the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and to offer a high quality studio art curriculum, concentrating in the craft media of clay, fibers, glass, metals, and wood. The Craft Center also enhances a flourishing crafts culture in the region and supports the preservation of traditional craft techniques through its workshop and exhibition program.
Ward Doubet, Interim Director
The Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Craft offers over 50,000 square feet of studio space in clay, fibers, glass, metal and wood, as well as 4,000 square feet of galleries, on-site housing facilities, supply store, food service and many other facilities. Located on 550 acres of woodland overlooking Center Hill Lake in Middle Tennessee, the Craft Center is 24 miles from the Tennessee Tech University campus.
The Craft Center offers curricula toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations utilizing the nationally recognized faculty professionals in clay, fibers, glass, metals, and wood. Fully committed to their work both as teachers and as artists, they provide excellent studio instruction in an extraordinary studio environment. Six artists-in-residence also enhance the studio and gallery offerings. The campus art faculty and all the general educational resources of Tennessee Technological University round out this unique, top-quality educational experience administered by the TTU Department of Music and Art.