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Department of Music and Humanities


Welcome to the UAFS Department of Music and Humanities!

Our mission is: To provide opportunities for the education and preparation of music students in an environment that fosters creative, compassionate, articulate and informed individuals.

In supporting this mission, the Department of Music and Humanities upholds the highest artistic and academic standards.

Music

Our music curriculum offers academic degrees for students pursuing careers in music education (either vocal or instrumental) as well as those interested in careers in specialized fields of music. The Department also provides first-rate educational experiences for music minors and for other students from across the campus.

More than 20 distinguished faculty and staff are dedicated to teaching, musical performance and student scholarship. They have studied at the finest institutions across the nation, and continue to perform regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Department’s instrumental, jazz and vocal ensembles have an exemplary reputation for local performances throughout Arkansas and Oklahoma, and some perform with world-renowned artists.

Because we are committed to our local community, we offer an assortment of educational and culturally diverse programs and performances. This includes a comprehensive program of summer music camps, which welcome hundreds of students annually from Arkansas and the surrounding states.

We look forward to seeing you at our events, hearing from you through our website, and welcoming you as the students who will help shape the future of the Department.

Humanities

As a branch of history and criticism, Humanities applies to virtually any field; however, “Humanities Through the Arts” focuses specifically upon art works and their historical contexts. Humanities students examine artworks, evaluate our cultural and intellectual heritage, and inquire about the history of ideas.

Students have the opportunity to present their research in special programs each year and to distinguish themselves in the University Research Symposium.

This area supports the “Humanities Film Series” that presents films to the general public based upon pre-selected themes such as “Latin America,” “Africa,” or “Australia.”