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July 03, 2024
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(BPRW) Clark Atlanta University Announces the Resounding Return of the Music Education Major Since 2005, Igniting a New Era of Musical Excellence in 2024

(Black PR Wire) Clark Atlanta University (CAU) proudly announces the relaunch of its esteemed Music Education major, marking a triumphant return after a hiatus since 2005. Rooted in a legacy of academic distinction and cultural enrichment, CAU is steadfast in its commitment to providing a transformative education, with a renewed focus on nurturing the next generation of musical innovators and educators. 

With a rich history dating back over three decades, Clark Atlanta University has been a beacon of excellence in arts and education. The revival of the Music Education major reflects CAU’s dedication to honoring its past while embracing the opportunities of the future. Music has always been a part of CAU’s identity, and this relaunch reaffirms the university’s enduring commitment to fostering creativity, scholarship, and community engagement through the transformative power of music. 

The Department of Music celebrates this pivotal moment in CAU’s history as it proudly reintroduces the Music Education major.  “Music is a universal language that transcends time, strengthens bonds and inspires greatness.” said Phil Davis, CAU’s newly named Chair of the Music Department.  

This renewed program is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and passion to excel as music educators and advocates for the arts in our communities. 

The relaunched Music Education major at CAU will offer a comprehensive curriculum that integrates theory and practice, encompassing diverse musical traditions and pedagogical approaches. Students will have access to well-equipped facilities, world-class faculty mentors, and an immersive learning experiences that will prepare them for success in today’s dynamic educational landscape. 

“The belief at Clark Atlanta University is that every student deserves the opportunity to explore their musical talents and pursue their passions,” said Charlene Gilbert, Clark Atlanta University’s Provost.  “The relaunch of the Music Education major underscores the University’s commitment to providing inclusive and innovative educational opportunities that empower students through music to achieve their dreams and make a positive impact in the world.” 

For more information about the Music Education major at Clark Atlanta University or to apply, please visit . 

About Clark Atlanta University  

Clark Atlanta University was formed with the consolidation of Atlanta University and Clark College, both of which hold unique places in the annals of African American history. Atlanta University, established in 1865 by the American Missionary Association, was the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans. Clark College, established four years later in 1869, was the nation’s first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African American student population. Today, with nearly 4,000 students, CAU is the largest of the four institutions (CAU, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Morehouse School of Medicine) that compose the Atlanta University Center Consortium. It is also the largest of the 37-member UNCF institutions. Notable alumni include: James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, poet, and songwriter (Lift Every Voice and Sing – “The Black National Anthem”; Ralph David Abernathy, Sr., American civil rights activist; Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia District 4; Kenya Barris, American award-winning television and movie producer; Kenny Leon, Tony Award-winning Broadway Director; Jacque Reid, Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and Journalist; Brandon Thompson, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for NASCAR; Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the Recording Academy. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit

Source: Clark Atlanta University