change. lives.

The Music Department exists to prepare Christian musicians for career ministries in performance, teaching, church music, and varied music-related vocations. Students develop and share their God-given abilities by participation in ensembles, recitals, concerts, service projects, and ministries. Through these experiences, the Music Department brings the whole person into the learning process through the integration of curricular and co-curricular activities and provides for the dynamic integration of faith and learning, together with character and intellect. This approach, along with the study of music theory, history, church music, pedagogy, and performance gives students the skills to become highly effective in their chosen field.

New trends in music, both within the evangelical church and in the world at large, color our campus. Toccoa Falls College is in frequent contact with diverse cultures. Students are encouraged to explore music as diverse as contemporary Christian, jazz, classical, folk, and world music.

All programs of study include courses in music theory, music history, performance, aural skills, music technology, the humanities, and Bible. 

The Music Department seeks to serve as a cultural resource to the community. Musicians are encouraged to develop and share their God-given talents through participation in music ensembles. These performing ensembles: Concert Band, College Choir, Handbell Ensemble, Jazz Band, Men’s Choir, Ladies Ensemble, Vocal and Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, Multicultural Music Ensemble, Opera Workshop, and Oratorio perform various concerts annually. A community-based organization, the Ruth E. Marsden Preparatory School, uses the college music wing and provides private music instruction for the community at large.

In addition to accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097) and the Association for Biblical Higher Education, Toccoa Falls College has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1990. NASM accredits numerous colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Where words fail, music speaks.
— Hans Christian Andersen


David A. Jones, M.M.

Thomas M. Council, Ph.D.
Yurii Henriques, M.M.
You Ju Lee, D.M.A.
James R. Morden, M.M.

Lisa Bartholow, M.M.
K. Anne Brittain, D.M.A.
Keith Gehle, B.M.
Mary Hixson, M.M.Ed.
Franklin C. Johnston, M.M.E.
Charles R. McKissick, B.A.
David R. Reese, M.M.
Heather Strachan, B.M.


Or call 706.886.7299 for more information.