Institutional Values and Beliefs
- The teaching of music is very important.
- There exists a need for a place to train the best possible music teachers, and a single-purpose institution is a unique and effective way to meet that need.
- The lives of present and future generations may be positively enhanced through experiences structured by teachers in the instrumental, choral, and general music disciplines.
- The teaching constructs of H.A. VanderCook and H.E. Nutt represent elements of tradition and pride for students of the College and are of value
to contemporary music education.
- The educational environment, towards which we strive, is characterized by personal relationships among students, faculty and staff members; a high level of active student engagement in "hands-on," studio-style classes; and the creation of authentic learning experiences.