Mission Statement, Goals, & Objectives
The mission of the Music Department of Judson University is to equip students to be fully developed, excellent, professional Christian musicians able to serve God and their fellow man in the church, the music profession, and music education.
The Department of Music provides course work and private instruction, plus performance and internship experiences, in order to prepare music majors to:
- Work professionally in their chosen field.
- Gain admission to related graduate programs.
- Pursue appropriate professional training.
- Integrate the arts with the liberal arts and with their Christian values.
Additionally, the Department of Music, through its schedule of concerts and recitals, is committed to the development of a widening aesthetic appreciation in all Judson University students.
Students majoring in music are expected to meet the following objectives:
- Basic understanding of the structure of music.
- Development of skill and repertoire in at least one area of music, which may lead to a vocation.
- Understanding of music as an expression of one's own personal Christian faith and the effective use of music in the church.
- Knowledge of group dynamic skills learned in performance ensembles.
- Knowledge of and research in the library's music resources.
- Understanding of the materials of music, leading to the student's own effective individual musical expression.
- Understanding music as a powerful force in the development of human personality.
- Understanding of music as an expression of Western culture and how it relates to other cultures of the world.
- Familiarity with American music and composers and their unique contributions to the world of music.
- Majors in music education are certified to teach both instrumental and vocal music K-12 (see Education section ).