The UAH Department of Music hosted an accreditation visit by evaluators from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) on February 2-4, 2020.  Links to relevant documents and organizations are listed on this page.  For further assistance, contact the Music Office at 256.824.6436.


National Association of Schools of Music

Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 639 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

UAH is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of UAH.


All teacher certification programs are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


Accreditation Documents

2018 Consultant's Report

Management Documents Portfolio

    Purposes and Operations

  1. UAH Undergraduate Catalog
  2. Music Major
  3. Music Minor
  4. Music Technology Minor

  5. Music Course Listings
  6. Department Mission Statement
  7. College Mission Statement
  8. University Mission Statement
  9. Terminology
  10. Governance and Administration

  11. Description of Chair’s Responsibilities
  12. Policies for Term and Review of Department Chair
  13. Faculty and Staff

  14. Faculty Loads
  15. Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness
  16. Sabbatical Development
  17. UAH Research Mini Grant Program
  18. Faculty Information
  19. Faculty Activities
  20. Faculties, Equipment, Health, and Safety

  21. Health and Safety Policies
  22. Student Health and Safety Information
  23. Library and Learning Resources

  24. Library Guide for Music Locations
  25. NAXOS Music Library
  26. Groves Music Online
  27. Student and Faculty Access
  28. Outside Library Resources
  29. Policies and Procedures for Acquisitions, Preservation, and Replacement
  30. Recruitment, Admission-Retention, Record Keeping, and Advisement

  31. Recruitment and Admission Policies
  32. Retention; Advising
  33. Published Materials and Web Sites

  34. Information Published Regarding Purposes
  35. Information Published Regarding Size and Scope
  36. Information Published Regarding Curricula
  37. Information Published Regarding Faculty
  38. Information Published Regarding Administrators and Trustees
  39. Information Published Regarding Locale
  40. Information Published Regarding Facilities
  41. Information Published Regarding Costs and Refund Policies
  42. Information Published Regarding Rules and Regulations for Conduct
  43. University Facts
  44. Academic Calendar
  45. Grievance and Appeals Process
  46. Accreditation Status with NASM and Other Appropriate Accrediting Agencies
  47. Music Education Licensure
  48. Public Information about the Department of Music
  49. Articulation with Other Schools

  50. Alabama’s Transfer Articulation Agreement
  51. Piano Proficiency Exam

  52. Piano Proficiency Exam

Appendix - Sample of Published Materials

  1. UAH Department of Music Handbook
  2. UAH Financial Aid Brochure
  3. Prospective Student - Are you ready to become a Charger?
  4. Prospective Student - B.A. Program
  5. Fall 2019 Events / High School Flyers - Music Undergraduate programs
  6. Department Brochure - Prospective Student - CAHS Degree
  7. Season Brochure - Constellation Concert Series
  8. Concert Program (Faculty Recital) - Phil Weaver, guitar and mixed media
  9. Concert Program - Constellation Concert Series (Ken Ortlepp, horn)
  10. Concert Program - University Orchestra (Joseph A Lee)
  11. Concert Program - UAH Jazz Ensemble (Ken Watters and Keith Taylor)
  12. Concert Program - Peace on Earth
  13. Chairs Recruiting - College Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences flyer
  14. Sample Email - News and Events from UAH Department of Music (Oct 7, 2019))
  15. Sample Email - News and Events from UAH Department of Music (Oct 22, 2019)
  16. Prospective Student acceptance email