About Music


Our School is committed to providing an outstanding forum for the training of students that are seeking professional or education careers, preparing for advanced degree programs, or pursuing non-major study in the areas of Performance, Composition, Conducting, Jazz Studies, Music Theory, Music History, Music Education, Pedagogy, Music Technology and Ethnomusicology.

As part of an urban university, the School of Music acknowledges its responsibility to support the creative interaction of students, faculty and community through activities that enhance the educational experience, provide opportunities for professional development and enrich the artistic and cultural life of the city and region.

The School of Music faculty embrace the dual goals of open access and outstanding achievement in order to produce graduates who make significant impacts on the musical profession nationally and internationally, while providing a diverse student body of traditional and non-traditional students with an educational experience that promotes appreciation for and participation in the music-making process.