Texas Tech University

Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Mission Statement

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


Vision Statement

The Texas Tech University School of Music aspires to be a leader in linking the elements of music education, research, performance, creativity, and technology.

The School of Music will:

  • Be recognized as one of the premier comprehensive schools of music in the United States, attracting 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 — who are innovative and confident, able to think critically, and are successful in their chosen field;
  • Emphasize synthesis and connection in all of our curricula; be engaged at the local, regional, state, national, and international levels to benefit the educational experiences of students, faculty, and staff;
  • Provide cultural enrichment and an understanding of the arts locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.


Core Values

  • Commitment to excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service
  • Highest standards in performance
  • Creativity
  • Excellence in the advancement of knowledge
  • Effective communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Cultural literacy
  • Technological literacy
  • Respect for and responsiveness to the needs of students
  • Shared governance and academic freedom


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