Department of Music
From the earliest times, no civilization seems to have been without music in some form. Some cultures failed to develop pictorial art, and many have been without written language; but music, the universal form of communication, can be documented in virtually every society. Whether in primitive or in modern times, music has served some of mankind's basic needs. Across time and national boundaries, without regard to social class or political ideology, music speaks directly to the heart and to the emotions; it is truly the universal language.
Music study explores the development of this significant art form as it focuses on three major areas: fundamentals, analysis and performance. The department of music offers courses in music theory, music history and literature, conducting, and in many areas of applied music. Opportunities are also provided for students to participate in performing ensembles.