Mission Statement and Learning Objectives
Music and dance are essential expressions of human experience.
The purpose of the School of Music and Dance is to:
- Prepare, inspire, and motivate students for excellence in professional careers in teaching, performance, choreography, composition, research, and related fields;
- Engage a diverse university population in experiences that foster life-long learning and a greater understanding of music and dance;
- Provide and sustain a unique performing arts culture for the university, Silicon Valley, and the greater Bay Area;
- Generate creative activities and scholarship in music and dance that have local, national, and international significance.