Indiana State University. School of Music | Cunningham Memorial Library Special Collections

Name: Indiana State University. School of Music

Historical Note:

Name changed from Department of Music in 2011. (1)

The mission of the School of Music at Indiana State University is to prepare students for careers and continued study in music education, music business, performance, and music as a liberal art.  Recognized for its long history of training music educators and members of the music business community, the school offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in a personalized environment.  The school provides experiential learning opportunities, develops life-long learning skills, and fosters cultural engagement and international exchange. In addition, the school promotes awareness and appreciation of the musical arts through courses for all Indiana State University students and serves as a cultural resource for the University, the local community, and the state through outreach, special events , and public performances.

The bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees offer students flexible programs designed for diverse career opportunities, including positions in the music industry or admission to graduate school. Concentrations are available in music merchandising and music business administration. The bachelor of music degree in performance prepares students for graduate study and performing careers. The bachelor of music degree in composition prepares students for graduate study and composition careers. The bachelor of music education degree prepares students for licensure in choral/general or instrumental/general music, with the possible addition of instrumental or choral options. In addition, the school offers a music minor and a general music teaching minor. Certificate programs are available in piano pedagogy  at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. (2)


(1) ISU Board of Trustees minutes 12-17-2010

(2) 2011-2012 ISU Undergraduate Catalog

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