Jackson State University

Our Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

The Department of Music is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities in music education, performance, and technology, enabling students to develop the skills required to assume leadership roles in music education, the music industry, and supporting fields. The Department of Music offers courses and performance opportunities which broaden the musical education in the liberal arts tradition and provide artistic enrichment for students, faculty, the community, state and nation.

To this end, and in alignment with the mission of the university as a whole, the Department of Music resolves to:

Sustain an environment which is supportive and stimulating for students and faculty, and which challenges them to explore exciting new ideas and reach their highest potential

Provide competitive, accredited, undergraduate and graduate degree programs in music education and performance

Engage music majors and non-music majors alike in opportunities to develop their knowledge, understanding, and ability in all aspects of music

•Inspire students and faculty to participate globally in culturally enriching activities