The primary objective of the Department of Music is to prepare students to enter one or more of the several important specialized music fields as a career. Music classes, performance opportunities, seminars and other musical experiences are offered in the department’s efforts to prepare the student for graduate study and/or professional work in these areas. Also, the development of new technologies in music and the arts are strengthening skills and creating new career opportunities for graduates to explore.
The mission of Xavier University of Louisiana is to provide our students with an education that encourages a commitment to create a more just and humane society. It is our responsibility to prepare our students to assume roles of leadership and service in society. In addition, the training of students to make very significant contributions within the African American community as well as in the wider academic and social worlds is a major focus of the Department of Music.
The department sponsors a variety of musical concerts and recitals during the academic year. These experiences provide excellent opportunities to hear good quality performances by artists, the music faculty and music students. We welcome you to be a part of this.