The Department of Music is a community of artists and educators who work collaboratively to support and encourage one another. Our mission is to provide an engaging, inclusive, and professional artistic experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our graduates use their musical abilities to enrich and sustain communities within the university, the region, and beyond. All are welcome to experience the joy of performing, listening, creating, and learning.
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National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Accreditation
The Music Department at Western Washington University has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1980. Founded in 1924, NASM is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 639 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors. Learn about Musicians Health and Wellness at Western.