Mission, Values, and Facilities

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Our mission is

  • To prepare students to make meaningful contributions in the world as performers, composers, teachers, and scholars.
  • To expand the understanding and impact of music through faculty and student performance, composition, and research.
  • To foster appreciation for music and participation in musical activities throughout the campus.
  • To enrich and engage the broader community through performances and educational programs.
  • To serve — as the School of Music of Missouri’s flagship university — as a resource for the state, the nation, and the world.

We value

  • Music’s unique ability to improve the human condition.
  • Musical citizenship and collaboration — serving and connecting with others through music.
  • Creativity, innovation, and diversity of perspectives.
  • A close-knit learning and performance environment, with extensive faculty-student interaction.
  • The University’s stated commitment to Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence.



Fine Arts Building


Reservation of School Facilities by Non-School Parties
To a reasonable extent, all school performance spaces, rehearsal spaces, and classrooms must be kept available for last-minute rehearsals and meetings. However, there may be times when these facilities could be made available to other organizations on a very limited basis, and generally include a use fee.  Please contact the School of Music office at 573-882-2604 for inquiries.