Mission Statement

Recognizing that music is a crucial component of the Liberal Arts experience, the Coe College Department of Music believes in the significance of offering a strong music program to students of all ability levels - from the novice to the pre-professional musician. Therefore, the mission of the Department of Music is:

  1. To provide the highest quality pre-professional undergraduate music training possible in the areas of performance, elementary and secondary vocal and instrumental teaching, and theory and composition; this program shall remain consistent with the educational objectives and standards of the college as a whole, consistent with the standards of the National Association of Schools of Music, consistent with traditionally recognized practices in the pre-professional training of musicians, and consistent with, and in accordance with, the skills, areas of expertise, and professional goals of its music faculty taken as a whole.
  2. To provide a broad range of opportunities for study and participation in both performance and music courses by students who may not intend to pursue music as a profession.
  3. To provide support for the creative, artistic, and professional development of its music faculty.
  4. To provide the services of performance and music expertise to the college community in the forms of concerts, ceremonial music, and interdisciplinary teaching.
  5. To provide leadership in educational and cultural experiences in music to the outside community.