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Welcome to the Department of Music!

The Music Department's mission is to foster cognitive, critical, analytical thinking, and aesthetic appreciation through the study of music, and to develop musical performance skills to the highest level of students' capabilities.

The Music Department defines part of its mission to assist students to study, to hear, and to perform music with intelligence and understanding within the spirit of an art that transcends analysis.  Courses of study are designed to provide a strong grounding in music history, theory, literature and performance, all, of which, call into practice skills of analytical perception and critical analysis that are necessary for academic disciplines.


Departmental scholarships are given at the beginning of each academic year. College-funded scholarships and grant aid is also available. For more information please visit​

Auditions/Open House 


National Accreditation
The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), an organization of approximately 636 conservatories, colleges and universities that establish national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.

First awarded in 2010, this accreditation indicates that the department has thoroughly evaluated all aspects of its work, been judged by an on-site team of evaluators and the NASM Commission on Accreditation, and offers a professional education which meets the rigorous standardss of the profession.

T.J. Harper, D.M.A, Chair

Associate Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities

Phone: (401) 865-2209
Location: Smith Center for the Arts G05


Cheryl Barry
Administrative Staff

Phone: (401) 865-2183


Location: Smith Center for the Arts G04

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