The mission of the Kansas State University Department of Music is
- to nurture the artistic, educational, scholarly, and creative development of students pursuing studies in music
- to enhance liberal education of all students by offering performance and academic courses to the university constituency
- to contribute to the greater musical community through research, creative, and educational activities.
- to provide an environment that encourages the professional development of its faculty.
In fulfilling its mission, the department is dedicated to upholding a standard of excellence in all endeavors, attracting the best students, hiring and retaining the most qualified faculty, and taking an active role in the intellectual and cultural life of the university, the state, and the nation.