The Department of Music offers a comprehensive
program that includes both undergraduate and graduate studies. Committed to providing a
sound liberal arts and sciences education to a diverse student population, the
department offers a broad range of musical opportunities to majors, minors, and
non-majors in a learning environment supported by an excellent and diverse
The department stresses the development of musical, communication, and
technological skills, creativity, artistry, intellectual curiosity, and teacher
preparation through instruction, performance, and original work encompassing
Western art music, jazz and related popular styles, and music of other cultures.
As one of six departments in the College
of Fine Arts and Communication, the Department of Music strongly encourages
the interaction of the arts. It enriches the cultural life of the region through
its scholarship; concerts by students, faculty, and distinguished guests; and
lectures and other public presentations.