Our Purpose

Letter from the Department Chair

Mark Vuorinen

"On behalf of the music faculty and staff at Waterloo, I warmly welcome you to the Department of Music. Whether you are taking only a few music courses or completing a degree with a major or a minor in music, I hope that you find your time with us stimulating and enriching and the musical community here welcoming, supportive, and friendly."

Mark Vuorinen,
Associate Professor of Music, Chair of Music

Mission Statement

Student and faculty

The Department of Music seeks to engage students in the study of music within the context of the liberal arts, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and a multi-dimensional understanding of music that are appropriate to their particular interest in and commitment to the discipline, and that will allow them to move successfully into careers in a variety of professional areas.