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The mission of the John M. Long School of Music is to provide opportunities for undergraduate music majors, minors, and non-music majors and graduate music students to develop the musical skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become intelligent/artistic professionals and/or consumers of music capable of making informed, independent musical choices.  Additionally, the School of Music is a cultural resource for the University and the Troy community and provides appropriate services.

The purpose of the undergraduate music major within the School of Music is to provide educational experiences that will assist students in developing the musical skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to pursue a viable career in the music profession.  Each of four specializations provides courses to assist students in developing skills, knowledge, and techniques in choral music education, instrumental music education, music industry or general music.  The School of Music works in collaboration with the College of Education to provide experiences leading to music teacher certification in Alabama, and supports the conceptual framework in developing informed, innovative, reflecting, global and effective professionals.

The purpose of the graduate professional educator certification program in the School of Music is to provide advanced, specialized music education experiences that will assist graduate students in developing the musical skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to begin/continue a viable career as a professional music educator.  The School of Music works in collaboration with the College of Education to provide educational experiences for advanced music students with traditional music certification and for advanced music students pursing alternative music teacher certification in Alabama, and supports the conceptual framework to develop innovative, informed, reflective decision makers.