The Department of Performing Arts provides a general music and theatre education foundation for all students along with individual professional preparation for selected major fields within music and theatre. The department also enriches the cultural life of the campus and community. Students are encouraged to participate in band, choral and instrumental ensembles and theatre productions regardless of their major.
The Department offers the following music degree programs: the Bachelor of Science degree with music majors in the Instrumental Concentration, the Instrumental Teacher Certification Concentration, the Vocal Concentration, and the Vocal Teacher Certification Concentration. Each area has options designed as preparation for careers in concert, theater, media performance, or as teacher-preparation leading to kindergarten through high school certification.