The Department of Music and Dance consists of over 260 music majors focused in the areas of applied music and music education and over 70 dance majors focusing in the areas of performance and secondary level dance education. The recently established-graduate program offers degrees in performance, music education, and ethnomusicology.
The music area of our department offers a major within the Bachelor of Arts degree and minors in Applied Music. In addition, it offers teaching fields for majors in both secondary and all-level Music Teacher Certification.
All students majoring in music and dance, in addition to taking courses in general education, theory, and literature of music and dance, pursue excellence in performance in their areas of major interest. Instruction is offered in modern dance, Folklorico, flamenco, ballet, voice, guitar, piano, and all of the instruments of the band and orchestra.