Department of Music: A Culture of Excellence
The Department of Music respects the African American musical traditions that have been its legacy, yet understands it is only among many that has transformed the face of American music. From Mozart to Mo-town and from Bebop to Hip-Hop, the Department's curriculum includes many musical traditions in order to produce a music professional uniquely qualified to address the needs of a multicultural society.
The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a recognized leader in music education. With undergraduate degrees in music education, with non-teaching and sound recording technology options, the Department is dedicated to preparing an economically and racially diverse population of students to meet the challenges of the future. Our faculty is second to none. With degrees from some of the most prestigious musical institutions and years of teaching and performing experience, they prepare the next generation to take their place among the leaders of the music profession.
Regularly scheduled master classes, workshops, recitals, and performances by our faculty and ensembles have made the Department of Music the resource and culture leader for the community. Our band and choir, through numerous appearances each year, have been nationally known and respected. However, we are most proud of our students.
Department of Music
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Dr. Richard Bailey, Chairperson