The Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). National accreditation is one way to ensure the quality of the program you choose. The organization providing accreditation (NASM) ensures the program meets national standards of quality for degree programs and curriculum content.
Missouri Western’s music students are instructed by faculty members who are active in performance and scholarship and who serve on professional organizations at the local, regional, state, and national levels. The faculty, highly trained at leading institutions across the country, is well prepared to provide students with relevant instruction in the art of performance and music education, as well as provide high quality experiences in ensemble performance. This excellent staff, along with the students, form a “music family” dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music.