Music Mission Statement
The primary mission of the music unit at Fayetteville State University is to produce music educators and to prepare graduates that can make significant contributions to the music profession in all its polysemy. To this end, the music unit shall provide: appropriate and relevant curricula, faculty that are informed and dedicated, and a variety of ensemble experiences that are inclusive of all musical style periods and genres. The music unit aspires to enhance the quality of life of the individual and that of a diverse community by: being a center and resource for teacher excellence in music education, enriching the communities' quality of life via concerts and other music activities, providing life-long learning experiences with music, and promoting a climate for scholarly engagement with music and its sister arts. In general, the music unit seeks to create a greater appreciation of music's power to inform, enrich, inspire.
Our Department holds specialized accreditation for its B.A. Music and B.S. Music Education programs from the National Association of Schools of Music.
Dr. Sheryl Linch-Parker
Professor of Music
Rosenthal Building, Room 234