Mission, Vision, and Core Values


DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Mission

The Oklahoma State University Department of Music provides a professional environment that stimulates the highest standards of excellence in music education, research, performance, creativity and service.

Vision

The Oklahoma State University Department of Music dedicates itself to leadership in music education, performance, creativity, research, technology, and general education.

The Department of Music will also:

·  Be recognized as a premier university music program, attracting and retaining the finest students, faculty and staff;

·  Prepare students to be leaders in the profession with the highest standards of performance, teaching, research, artistic and creative vision;

·  Be professionally engaged at the local, regional, state, national and international levels to benefit the educational experiences of students, faculty and staff; and

·  Provide cultural enrichment and an understanding of the arts.

Core Values

Excellence - We seek excellence in all our endeavors, and we are committed to continuous improvement.

Intellectual Freedom - We believe in ethical and scholarly questioning in an environment that respects the rights of all to freely pursue knowledge.

Integrity - We are committed to the principles of truth and honesty, and we will be equitable, ethical, and professional.

Service - We believe that serving others is a noble and worthy endeavor.

Diversity - We respect others and value diversity of opinion, freedom of expression, and other ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Stewardship of Resources - We are dedicated to the efficient and effective use of resources.  We accept the responsibility of the public’s trust and are accountable for our actions.