Fine and Performing Arts
Degrees in Music
The music programs are designed to produce graduates who are thoughtful, articulate, and literate artist- scholars, who possess a broad liberal arts background and the skills necessary to compete in a technologically sophisticated world. Students master the language of music (and a number of its diverse dialects), demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the history of music, the arts, and civilization from a world (multicultural) perspective, and critically evaluate music and the arts using both personal and established criteria.
Music graduates educate, perform, improvise, compose and publish. Their teaching and their original artistic expressions are informed by knowledge of musical syntax, vocabulary, form, history, style, and aesthetics. The curriculum, the faculty, and all aspects of the academic program work together to create a nurturing, artistic environment in which students develop confidence, discipline, and independence, and become mature individuals who are actively engaged in their professions and assume responsibility for their lifelong development and learning.
James Smith, Chairperson
Paul Robeson Cultural & Performing Arts Center - Room 218
Phone: (937) 376-6403