Department Vision

Our vision is to cultivate a vibrant, inclusive, and innovative community where music inspires, connects, and transforms lives. We strive to:

  • Foster Excellence: Encourage students to achieve their highest potential through rigorous training, critical thinking, and creative expression.
  • Embrace Diversity: Celebrate the rich tapestry of musical traditions and ensure that every voice is heard and valued.
  • Celebrate Musical Development: Inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to share the music that they love.
  • Inspire Innovation: Promote the integration of traditional and contemporary practices, encouraging experimentation and the creation of new music.
  • Build Community: Create a supportive environment that nurtures collaboration, respect, and lifelong connections among students, faculty, and the broader community.
  • Enrich Lives: Demonstrate the transformative power of music in personal growth, cultural understanding, and social change.

We are dedicated to preparing our students to be versatile, compassionate, and impactful musicians, educators, and leaders.