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Talladega College, Alabama’s first private historically black liberal arts college, has been known for academic excellence for over 150 years. It is listed among the Princeton Review’s Best Colleges in the Southeast; US News & World Report’s best national liberal arts colleges, best HBCUs and Top Performers on Social Mobility; and Kiplinger’s Best Value colleges and universities.  Kiplinger named Talladega the second best college in the nation for “low average graduating debt” in 2019.  The campus is noted for its breathtaking historic buildings as well as its state-of-the-art facilities.  A new, 45.000-square-foot residence hall opened in January, 2019. The College opened two additional buildings in 2020 – the Dr. Billy C. Hawkins Student Activity Center and the Dr. William R. Harvey Museum of Art, which houses Hale Woodruff’s critically-acclaimed Amistad Murals and other great works of art. 

The primary mission of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts is to prepare students to be competitive in both graduate and professional schools and in the work world. It further has as its mission to make students sensitive to the world as their community and to, therefore, have as their individual goals and objectives some contribution for the improvement of society. Finally, all faculty members in the division are aware of our multi-ethnic/multi-faceted society, and are dedicated to developing students who understand and appreciate their cultural variety, and who have the commitment and intellectual capacity to serve their fellow human beings. Music Department

The Music Program prepares students to continue in graduate school or to enter advanced training for a professional performance career. Preparation for these interests is provided with an emphasis in voice or piano.