Mission and Goals

The mission of the Department of Music is to pursue excellence in musical education and artistry, with a primary focus for the Department being undergraduate music education. The Department and its faculty serve as model performers, educators, and researchers as well as resources for music educators and professionals throughout the region. The performances and educational events presented by the Department enrich the educational experience of all UT Martin students. These events enhance the cultural life of the university, the Martin community, and the region. Faculty maintain a strong commitment to the teaching mission of the Department and the University, while engaging in service, performance, and research activities around the state, region, and world.



  • Produce music education graduates who will, in turn, build strong programs in their schools and studios.
  • Attract and retain high-quality students to major in music and participate in ensembles as non-majors.
  • Maintain positive relationships with K-12 music programs and regional arts organizations.
  • Serve as a resource for regional educators and musicians.
  • Maintain a sequential curriculum that is sensitive to the needs of a changing future for art music.
  • Present musical performances on campus by students, faculty, and guest artists.
  • Perform, present, and research in the music discipline.
  • Educate and inform audiences.
  • Represent UT Martin in a professional way to the community and the world.
  • Maintain contact with alumni.

Friends of Music

Friends of Music sponsors concerts, guest artists, and educational events on campus, provides scholarships for deserving music students and enhances the musical life of UT Martin students.

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Director Resources

A collection of documents designed to assist music educators in the field.

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