Music education faculty and degree programs provide students with broadening experiences based on the most current knowledge and practice in the respective fields.
Courses of study may draw on the entire range of resources and offerings of a major comprehensive university school of music. Program flexibility provides the latitude to accommodate individual needs and aspirations and to serve a broad range of professional and scholarly goals. Responsibilities to in-service professionals are met through master's programs directed toward the latest practice as well as the understanding and applications of theory to enhance competence and creativity in practice. Responsibilities to scholarly development and the knowledge base of the profession are met through doctoral programs that stimulate creative thought in applied as well as theoretical research. The emphasis in doctoral work is on the development of abilities for high-level scholarship and professional leadership.