Mission and Vision

Opera at UALR

The Department of Music supports the general mission of the University through its own individual and unique activities and quality programs, offering opportunities for incorporating the growing possibilities of technology in varied musical study and performance activities; for professional and educational growth beyond the classroom experience; scheduling appropriate to the needs of an urban clientele; activities in the areas of student recruitment and retention; and cultivating an appreciation and understanding of diverse musics for the enrichment of life.

The Department is involved in creative collaborations with University and community artistic and educational communities at large, enriching the artistic ambiance of the general community.

The members of the Department of Music value academic and artistic work representative of the highest levels of musicianship and professional standards. As such, music faculty members value the opportunity to offer the music major, the music minor, and the general university student quality experiences in music instruction and performance leading to educational and aesthetic growth.

The department shares the university’s vision to become a top-tier institution within our region. Towards that end, we intend on growing our student population and growing our curricular options to meet and better serve the Little Rock and Central Arkansas communities.