Music Mission Statement

Music Building on the SUU campus"The Department of Music at Southern Utah University provides a dynamic educational environment where a community of learners explore pathways in music by developing individual strengths and pursuing collective excellence to prepare for lifelong learning, 21st-century careers in music, and active engagement in community performances."

Department/Program Learning Outcomes

All Degrees

  1. Performance and Musicianship: Music graduates will:
    1. demonstrate a level of technical and artistic proficiency that is on par for the national standards for success in graduate school.
    2. have designed and executed musical events such as solo recitals with a level of professionalism that is on par for graduate study.
    3. demonstrate a deep and broad understanding of the literature in their field.
  2. History, Theory, Analysis: Music graduates will have:
    1. a far-reaching exposure to and knowledge of literature in their area of expertise.
    2. knowledge of multiple pedagogical approaches in their area of expertise.
  3. Social and Cultural: Music graduates will be prepared to:
    1. contribute to the community and the profession through performances on a professional level.
    2. promote appreciation of art music within the society.
  4. Music in Social and Cultural contexts: Music graduates will:
    1. have an understanding of the role of music in society.
    2. participate in cultural experiences which will enlarge multicultural understanding.
    3. possess an understanding of the responsibility of building the audiences of the future.

Additional Learning Outcomes, Bachelor of Music Education Degree

  1. Performance and Musicianship: Music graduates will:
    1. demonstrate a level of technical and artistic proficiency that is on par for the national standards for success in graduate school.
    2. have designed and executed musical events such as solo recitals with a level of professionalism that is on par for graduate study.
    3. demonstrate a deep and broad understanding of the literature in their field.
  2. History, Theory, Analysis: Music graduates will:
    1. have a far-reaching exposure to and knowledge of literature in their area of expertise.
    2. knowledge of multiple pedagogical approaches in their area of expertise.
  3. Social and Cultural: Music graduates will be prepared to:
    1. contribute to the community and the profession through performances on a professional level.
    2. promote appreciation of art music within the society.