The mission of the UNC Asheville Department of Music is to explore the many connections and interactions between music and all facets of human life and culture through instruction and performance. We seek to promote music as an integral component in UNC Asheville’s liberal arts curriculum as well as provide a high-quality preparation for students seeking careers in the music profession and provide opportunities for self-expression and personal growth through participation in music. We also strive to enrich the cultural life of the University and the community.
Our music technology program provides students with the opportunity to undertake concentrated study in the technical and creative aspects of music, composition and recording while simultaneously developing an understanding of the connections among disciplines by such as physics, mathematics, and computer science, which are an integral part of that degree program. Our two performance degree programs require the study of musical literature and materials that integrate the students’ general education and music, thereby providing students with a strong sense of the connection between music and disciplines as diverse as sociology, psychology, world history, and other humanistic areas of study. We cultivate an understanding of the dimensions of human diversity while recognizing the common humanity by providing students with the opportunity of studying and performing music of diverse musical such as classical European music, various ethnic music styles and modern jazz.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will gain proficiency in the fundamental aspects of the discipline.
- Students will engage in creative expression in performance, composition, and the use of technology.
- Students will participate in public ensemble performance beyond the minimum requirements for their degree.