Mission and Goals

MissionĀ 

The Department of Music and Theater Arts endeavors to develop and cultivate the performing arts culture of Shippensburg University students. By generating and fostering ideas and abilities which enrich the local arts environment, the Department of Music and Theater Arts serves the university community and surrounding region. The Department offers minors in both music and theater directed at nurturing musicians and actors who are pursuing these studies for life enrichment and career enhancement.

GoalsĀ 

  • To foster an understanding and appreciation of the aesthetic and cultural significance of the performing arts through a diverse offering of music and theater courses.
  • To engage students in the performing arts through participation in a variety of choral and instrumental ensembles, theatrical events and performance courses.
  • To offer two minors that increases awareness of the performing arts through participation in performing ensembles, theatrical events and music and theater courses.
  • To encourage a life-long involvement with the performing arts.