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About the Department

Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives

Music Department Mission Statement

The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a comprehensive music program within the College of Arts and Sciences.  The Music Department is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Association of Music Schools and is an institutional accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.  The Music Department serves three main purposes:  1) To provide training to qualified students for the music profession; 2) To supply an area of artistic enrichment for non-music majors; and 3) To create a genuine musical influence on the entire university family.

Music Department Goals and Objectives

Goal I: Students will acquire the necessary knowledge, experience, skills, and artistic abilities to pursue careers as successful and effective music educators and performers.

  • Objective 1: Students will possess a thorough knowledge of music theory, history, pedagogy, literature, and listening skills.
  • Objective 2: Students will have a thorough knowledge of and display ability in music performance.
  • Objective 3: Students will be prepared to enter the job market with adequate skills needed for their chosen profession.
  • Objective 4: Students will be prepared to enter graduate school with adequate skills needed to pursue an advanced degree.

Goal II: Undergraduate and graduate music curricula and programs will remain current both in content and technology, and will reflect the pedagogical, artistic, cultural, and professional needs of our students.

  • Objective 1: New degrees, programs, and areas of emphasis will be pursued to comply with student need and demand within the profession.
  • Objective 2: TAMUK will continue to be accredited through the National Association of Schools of Music.

Goal III: The Music Department will provide an atmosphere of artistic enrichment that will create a musical influence on the University and the South Texas region, while establishing a growing state and national reputation.

  • Objective 1: The Music Department will attempt to increase the number and quality of performances given by students and student ensembles.
  • Objective 2: The Music Department will involve students in professionally recognized research, creative activities, and outreach.                

Goal IV: The Music Department will strive to maintain qualitative and quantitative growth, while pursuing ways to ensure that resources such as faculty, staff, facilities, curricula, equipment and operating budgets are sufficient to support the program.

  • Objective 1: The Music Department will seek funding to support facilities, equipment, operating expenses, student and faculty travel, and scholarships.
  • Objective 2:  Enrollments will rise in relation to the department’s ability to support that growth.
  • Objective 3:  Student Recruitment will produce significant numbers of new, quality music students each year.