Music at Winona State University

The Department of Music at Winona State University is an active and vital part of campus life and the community. Our philosophy is that all students should be able to enrich their lives through music whether preparing for a career in music with a major, enhancing a professional degree or liberal arts education with a minor in music, playing or singing in a performing ensemble for enrichment and enjoyment or simply attending some of our numerous concerts and recitals. Whatever level of participation students desire, they are welcome in our program.

Our primary goal in the Department of Music is to teach music. As experienced educators and professional musicians, we know that being active in our profession through performing, presenting workshops, composing, researching and writing, and participating in professional organizations makes us better able to guide and advise our students. We also know that each student involved in music at WSU deserves our individual attention and best efforts to allow them to achieve the level of musicianship they require in the profession or to enrich their lives through music beyond graduation.