Dr. Virginia Gay Gandy

Associate Professor of Music

Contact Info

(606) 546-1441
34 Fine Arts
Campus PO Box
CPO 805

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of South Carolina (choral conducting)

Master of Music, Mississippi College (choral conducting)

Bachelor of Music Education, Mississippi College (prin. instrument, voice)

Areas of Expertise

Although I teach a variety of music courses, my area of expertise is choral music/conducting. I am also a classically trained singer -- Soubrette Soprano/Lyric Mezzo Soprano.

Courses I have taught at Union include:

Introduction of Music

Music History Since 1750

Theory/Musicianship I and II


Union College Singers

Union Harmony

Applied Voice

Humanities 214

(I also direct the UC Regional Chorus)

Music Minor

We offer a music minor for those students interested in pursuing a more indepth study of music.  Please follow the link below to see courses required for the minor.


A brand new major offered by the Art, Music, and Theatre programs is the Fine and Performing Arts Major. This is an integrated major incorporating study in all three areas.  A link to course listings for this major is forthcoming.


UC Choral Program

Union College Singers

The UC Singers is open to any student who wishes to sing in a choir.  No audition required!  This ensemble is a fun and talented group of singers that participate in all major performances.

Union Harmony

Harmony is a highly select ensemble of 8 - 10 singers. In addition to singing in all major performances, Harmony sings at convocations, homecoming events, hanging of the greens, baccalaureate, commencement, as well as other college events.

UC Regional Chorus

The membership of the RC is made up of singers from Barbourville and surrounding communities, students, faculty and staff. It is a diverse ensemble that comes together each Tuesday night to prepare music for all major performances.

If you would like more information about Union' Choral Program, I have a blog entitled "The Art of Choral Music" which offers insight into the program as well as information of interest to fans of choral music. The link below will take you to the blog.


If you have any questions about the choral program or the music program in general, please send me an email at ggandy@unionky.edu or call me at 606-546-1333.




Office Hours
Spring 2013 Monday 2:00 - 3:00 Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30 Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00 Thursday 2:30 - 3:30 Friday 2:00 - 3:00