The Department of Music prepares students for careers in music and offers diverse musical experiences to all, enriching the musical fabric of our university and community, regionally and globally.
We accomplish this through a nationally accredited curriculum that emphasizes creativity, individual student learning and vibrant performance opportunities fostered by highly experienced and accessible faculty.
We believe music is a vital human experience. We have the highest expectations of students and faculty and are committed to their growth and development. Our programs are founded in artistry and scholarship and prepare students for the future. These values ensure that music will be performed, created, studied and taught with excellence.
As a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the Department of Music offers a program rooted in tradition but designed for the future needs of our students. Working together, we are prepared to lead our students and the campus community towards regional, national and international achievement.
As one of the most visible and active departments on campus, we present over 150 public performances for over 20,000 people each year. As a member of the College of Liberal Arts School of the Arts, we offer the most comprehensive curriculum available within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.