The Music Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is located in the Fine Arts Building minutes from downtown Little Rock, home of the Arkansas Symphony, Clinton Presidential Library, Arkansas Arts Center, and Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Fine Arts includes a 300-seat Recital Hall, two large rehearsal halls, practice rooms, classrooms, and faculty studios and offices. The faculty members of the Music Department are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields of expertise. They provide students with an educational environment both demanding and supportive, and their success is evidenced by the graduates who have left and begun careers such as public school teachers, professional performers, conductors, college and university professors, music therapists, composers, scholars, administrators, and private music teachers. We take great pride in the success of our graduates. We hope that you will carefully review the information provided in this website and that you will consider applying for admission to the UALR Music Department. Should you pursue the next phase of your formal education in music with us, we are confident that you will find a warm, friendly environment rich in musical and scholarly opportunities.
The mission of the department of music is to:
- Foster creativity
- Inspire life-long learning
- Support and enhance student musicianship
- Provide leadership in music education
- Engage students with current trends in music
- Serve the UA Little Rock community, our city, and the surrounding region
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.
The music department is a learner-centered department that provides student engagement through: quality instruction, practical application through experience and performance, and opportunities to interact with current national and global research methods and trends.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate through performance an understanding of the principles of music. (Aesthetic Experience)
- Analyze music in historical, cultural, and stylistic contexts. (Critical Thinking)
- Demonstrate ability to read and realize music notation. (Literacy)
- Develop and defend musical judgments. (Aesthetic Experience)