MISSION & OUTCOMES
The Music Program at Loras College reflects the College’s Mission Statement in its current practices, goals and objectives through the College’s dispositions.
All students participating in the creative process are constantly involved as active learners as they study, analyze, appreciate, and perform. In the training of music educators, performers, music liturgists, professionals in the arts, and future audience members, the Music Program involves each student individually and collectively in striving toward a musical self-actualization, in which the art work and the process toward attaining it become an integral part of the students' consciousness.
To determine the role and need for music in our society, Loras College music students are challenged to be reflective thinkers. A vital part of a musical study is constant reflection on why we teach, perform, and listen. Through music, students are engaged in research activities which demand reflection upon the intent of the composer and his/her own personal contributions to the discipline.
Nurturing ethical decision makers is the foundation of Loras College's contribution to the world around us. Music is strongly tied to historical traditions and music students are continually encouraged to be aware of the traditions which are an inseparable part of our identity. Students, as future teachers, performers, or patrons of the arts are led to the values within the Christian tradition which emphasize what we as an institution believe. Through this interaction, each student is brought to a higher plane of moral and cultural sensitivity.
It is impossible to separate a musician from his/her art; this is a part of who we are and continually a part of what we do, whether actively engaged "on the job" or not. As an active calling or a vocation, musicians remain after their graduation responsible contributors in diverse educational, societal, spiritual and other professional roles.