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School of Music

I. Mission Statement and Student Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Butler University School of Music is to provide the highest quality professional education in music within a liberal arts environment, preparing students for a lifetime of meaningful involvement in the global musical community.


The School of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).


By graduation, the Butler University School of Music will prepare our students to demonstrate the following:
     • a broad knowledge of music, including its historical and cultural context.
     • a mastery of fundamental theoretical aspects of music.
     • technical and artistic skills appropriate to the area of applied study, including solo and collaborative music making.
     • the ability to gather, evaluate, and communicate musical information and ideas verbally and in writing.