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Mission and Goals


    • The Department of Music develops the human mind, body, and spirit in a supportive and challenging environment that embraces the musical richness of our world. As such, the central mission of the department is to foster artistic and scholarly excellence through training which integrates theoretical, musicological, multicultural, performance, and pedagogical studies. Pursuing this mission, the department enriches the lives of Boise State University students and faculty, the broader Treasure Valley community and ultimately the citizens of Idaho and the surrounding regions.


    • To train students to be excellent, comprehensive musicians, capable of making connections among all aspects of music
    • To prepare students for successful careers in an increasingly interconnected global community
    • To stimulate and support creative activity, research, service, and lifelong learning in all areas of music study
    • To provide a diverse offering of instrumental and vocal ensembles and general studies courses for the entire university community
    • To advance the department’s outreach and influence through live performances, recordings, scholarly publications, and presentations in local, regional, national, and international venues