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Music Program Mission and Goals

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the Department of Music to provide students with a comprehensive music education by focusing on:

  • A theoretical understanding of the musical language
  • The art of performance
  • The spiritual role music plays, individually and culturally

Program Goals:

Students who complete the Music Education or Music Performance degree will be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical and artistic proficiency with the primary instrument.
  • Have a broad understanding of the literature and pedagogical approaches as related to the specific major.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of music theory and music history.
  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of both music composition and improvisation.
  • Recognize and experience a variety of music genres and performance mediums.
  • Contribute to the community and the profession through performances in community, professional and religious organizations.
  • Help foster an appreciation and support of the importance of music within the society.
  • Ready and support those who will teach and perform music in the future.