Mission Statement

We are a distinctively student-centered music department that believes strongly in the creative and intellectual growth of every student.  We are committed to serving:

1) students choosing to major in music,
2) students majoring in other academic areas but who enjoy participation in the department,
3) the cultural environment of the larger community.

We are committed to preparing each student for a successful life in music after Simpson.  Our program offers a variety of classroom and performance experiences that enable our students to graduate fully prepared to become highly effective music educators and performers, enter quality graduate programs, or use music successfully in related fields.

Through our concerted efforts, students and the community at large will come to realize that music moves beyond the realm of entertainment and that an understanding of and appreciation for music can profoundly enrich our lives.

- revised Spring 2012


If you are a prospective student, learn more about Simpson’s Music Department here.


Learn more about our camps and festivals for middle and high school musicians.


Meet the faculty of the Music Department at Simpson College