The University of Arizona has offered instruction in music since the late 1800's. Today, its School of Music ranks among the country's foremost institutions of higher education in music. A nationally and internationally recognized faculty of artists and scholars provides instruction, inspiration, and guidance to the School's approximately 500 music majors. School of Music graduates hold significant teaching, performing, and administrative positions throughout the country and abroad. In the years ahead, The University of Arizona School of Music will continue to play an important role in the training of performing artists, teachers, and scholars.
The School offers a wide variety of degree programs and musical experiences, and presents over 300 concerts and recitals each year. Performing ensembles tour both within and outside the state. Internationally known artists, scholars, and clinicians are brought to the campus for concerts, workshops, lectures, clinics, and master classes.