Our Mission

Our mission statement is the window through which we view all of our efforts in teaching, scholarship, research, and service:

Consistent with the mission of the University and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Music is dedicated to sharing a personal commitment to musical excellence as exemplified in creative activities, research, teaching, and public performances contributing to the expansion of knowledge in the field of music.  This personal commitment to our students encourages them to think creatively, speak effectively, and write critically.  Through musical performances and sponsorship of musical activities, the music department strives to enrich the cultural, aesthetic and creative life of the university, the community, the region and the nation.

boy and girl playing violins

boy playing trumpet