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Department of Music Mission Statement

Music is our passion. We help each student discover the transformative power of music and develop musical interests, talents and skills that they will use to change the world.

Our Goals

The Department’s goals include:

  • To help students develop their unique musical potential as performer, composer, scholar, teacher, therapist, listener or advocate
  • To provide abundant and diverse opportunities for group and individualized music learning
  • To connect students and faculty with local and global resources
  • To develop musical partnerships that reflect the University’s motto: Learn, Lead, and Serve
  • To cultivate a safe, respectful, inter-culturally responsive, and stimulating environment that supports student and faculty development (College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Vision Statement, October 2009)
  • To prepare students through music with essential 21st century skills to meet the changing needs of a global society