To provide a comprehensive educational environment that develops the abilities of students to become consummate music professionals as performers, educators, scholars, composers, conductors, music therapists, entrepreneurs, commercial musicians, and arts administrators.
To seek new knowledge and deeper understanding of music in interdisciplinary contexts through innovative research, music performance, and creative activity.
To contribute to the culture, vibrancy, diversity, and economy of the university community and the region through outreach that engages students and citizens from different backgrounds and walks of life.
To cultivate national and international distinction through achievement and leadership in the various music professions.
Learning from the past, engaged in the present, committed to the future.
Creating a culture of community that creates, experiences, and appreciates music together.