It is the mission of the Department of Music at Winthrop University to:
- Provide opportunities for music students to develop their creative and musical potentials
- Prepare music students for professional careers in music, continue its historic leadership role in music education in the region
- Serve the campus community by offering musical experiences and the opportunity to develop musical knowledge and skills to non-music majors
- Serve the larger community through programs of national distinction
- Be responsive to change, and
- Be committed to on-going self-evaluation.