About the Department

The Music Department has the following goals:

1. Provide a BA in Music program with a balanced music curriculum for students with strong interests in music who also wish to pursue a broad liberal arts education.

2. Provide a BMus program that develops performance skills through rigorous preparation of high-quality solo, chamber and large ensemble literature.

3. Provide a BMus program that prepares music education students to teach in elementary and secondary schools.

4. Develop strong, discipline-centric writing skills in all Music majors.

5. Provide opportunities for non-Music majors to gain experience in musical study and practice.

Southwestern University has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1951.