Conservatory of Music
Outstanding faculty, exceptional students, and relevant programs have given the Conservatory of Music recognition as one of the top music schools in the nation. Students receive a high degree of personal attention thus assuring a meaningful learning experience. In addition, many alumni mentor students through internships and employment. The results speak for themselves.
The mission of the Conservatory of Music is:
- To offer its students the highest level of education and training in preparation for entry into diverse music and music-related fields
- To foster and support excellence in teaching, scholarship, creativity, exploration and innovation within its faculty
- To enrich the cultural experiences of general university students through specially designed courses, opportunities to perform in ensembles, and concert attendance
- To serve as a major cultural resource for the University, the greater Stockton community, and the region
The Conservatory of Music will be firmly in the top tier of its peer group.
It will also be:
- A destination school for students seriously interested in a life in music
- A center for experimentation in the creation of music and of pedagogical approaches
- A unit dedicated to its community of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends
We are dedicated to:
- Music as a living art form, celebrating its past achievements while supporting future directions for music in an ever-changing culture
- Each student's growth and success through mentorship
- Building a strong community of students who support one another
- An entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to explore new approaches to teaching and learning
- Integrity in all of our actions and decisions; accountability and transparency
Our graduates are:
- professional performers and composers in all styles of music.
- teachers at all levels of music education.
- leaders in the music industry.
Our Mission, Vision, and Values inform everything we do, including hiring, promotion and tenure and all decisions that affect the Conservatory.
Listen to faculty and students talk about their experiences on YouTube: