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Music Department

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Mission & Program Goals

Viterbo University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and the requirements for entrance and graduation as set forth in this catalog are in accord with the standards of NASM.

The Viterbo University Music Department prepares vocal and piano students for professional careers in teaching and performing, provides opportunities for the general student to engage in artistic experiences, and encourages students to influence the musical lives of the communities in which they serve.

The specific goals for each program are as follows:

Music Education (Bachelor of Music)

  • Prepare competent and caring K-12 music educators.
  • Develop reflective decision-makers in the classroom.
  • Inspire and excite students about music teaching.
  • Encourage leadership and participation in community music making.
  • Provide experiences and activities that help students synthesize their musical training.

Music Performance (Bachelor of Music)

  • Prepare competent performers and/or studio teachers.
  • Inspire and excite students about music making.
  • Encourage leadership and participation in community music making.
  • Provide experiences and activities that help students synthesize their musical training.

Music (Bachelor of Arts)

  • Inspire and excite students about music making.
  • Encourage leadership and participation in community music making.
  • Provide experiences and activities that help students synthesize their musical training.