The Department of Music at Messiah College has Four Overarching Goals:
- to develop students into outstanding musicians;
- to equip the music graduate to enter successfully into a specialized career in music;
- to contribute to the aesthetic life of the community, and the worship experience of the church;
- to set the graduate on a life course which continues to integrate one's Christian faith with the practice and teaching of music. These goals are pursued within the dual framework of the liberal arts tradition and the Christian faith. As an adherent of the liberal arts we grant a high priority to critical thinking, clear speaking and coherent writing. As Christians we consider music and one's career in music to be meaningful offerings of worship to God.