Mission Statement

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The Eastman School of Music strives:

  • To create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.
  • To give the student an intensive professional education in his or her musical discipline.
  • To prepare each student with a solid foundation in music and an expansive education in the liberal arts.
  • To develop an informed and inquiring mind that enables each graduate to engage the fundamental issues of his or her art and to become an effective cultural leader in society.
  • And, through its community and continuing education programs, to offer the highest quality music instruction and performance opportunities for students of all ages.