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Mission Statement

a coaching session with clarinet ensemble members

The School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate curricula with a wide variety of musical experiences, designed to prepare students to confidently begin or continue careers in Music Education, Performance, Sound Recording Technology and Composition. Its goal is to graduate people who are highly competent musicians, accomplished performers, sensitive artists and articulate musical leaders who clearly understand the value and role of music as part of our cultural heritage, our welfare and the very essence of human existence.

To this end, the School of Music is also committed to attracting and retaining students and faculty of the highest quality possible and dedicated to the creation of an academic climate in which both may work and interact with broad creative freedom.

Furthermore, the School of Music is committed to broadening the musical experience and knowledge of the general student at the university and is dedicated to serving the university, community, and region by enriching the quality of life through presentation of numerous concerts, recitals, and other musical programs.

The School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

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