Mission for SUNY Oneonta Music Department

The mission of the Music Department at SUNY Oneonta is to encourage the individual student's musical, artistic, intellectual, personal, and civic development. The Music Department and the College are dedicated to excellence in teaching, advisement, creative and scholarly activities, and the cultivation of an academic environment rich in opportunities for musical growth, personal challenge, and service. The Music Department provides education that will help students deal with the current and evolving realities of music and music-related professions, including consideration of ethical issues as they present themselves in the world of music and the general culture. The Music Department has developed its two majors, Music and Music Industry, to be programs that are separate but that contribute equally to the overall academic rigor and robustness of the department's offerings. Each program has been designed to strengthen the other and to provide additional opportunity for quality of educational
experience and student success.

The Oneonta Music Department's mission, goals and objectives are appropriate to institutions of higher education, appropriate to the field of music, compatible with NASM standards, and demonstrate that the fundamental purposes of the institution and music unit are education. The Music Department majors have been approved as Liberal Arts degrees.


The SUNY Oneonta Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
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