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Mission, Goals and Objectives

The mission of the Department of Music at Colorado State University-Pueblo is to provide the highest quality music education possible for the music major pursuing a career as a performer, educator and scholar, the student wishing to minor in music, and for the non-major and member of the community learning about music as part of a professional or liberal arts tradition and as a part of human culture and experience.

The goals of the Department of Music are:

  1. To prepare students to function professionally in their field of music,
  2. To provide appropriate musical experiences for students in the liberal arts program,
  3. To prepare students to pursue advanced study in their respective areas,
  4. To encourage in all students the development of musical sensitivity and an understanding of the aesthetic process,
  5. To provide for the university and community the enrichment afforded by a variety of musical experiences.

The objectives of the Department of Music used to accomplish the goals outlined above include:

  1. To offer courses and related experiences of an appropriate nature and quality and of sufficient breadth to allow the student adequate opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills,
  2. To offer and encourage student participation in a variety of ensembles and other instructional opportunities, allowing for varying musical tastes, experiences, and abilities,
  3. To sufficiently challenge each music student to progress beyond the minimum requirements of a degree program, and to provide opportunities for growth beyond classroom instruction,
  4. To present music in a manner that promotes it as an art form,
  5. To offer and promote quality performance and instruction, and to serve as an artistic resource.

Colorado State University-Pueblo is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

THIS HANDBOOK REPRESENTS A FIRST APPROVED DRAFT, AND IS SUBJECT TO REVISION AS CIRCUMSTANCES DEMAND.

Music Department

Anthony "Capps" Capozzolo Center for the Arts

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Faculty and Staff

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