About DSU Music

About DSU Music

Music at Dixie State

The mission of the Dixie State University Music Department is to prepare students for professional careers in music, to provide a high quality educational experience for all students, to serve as an educational and cultural resource for Dixie State University, the local community, and the region, to develop character, dedication and excellence, and encourage lifelong learning.

The Music Department is committed to preparing students with the tools necessary to function as a musician on the performance hall, in the classroom, or for their own enjoyment. Dixie State University offers four music degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science Music
  • Bachelor of Science in Music Education with Secondary Education Licensure
  • Bachelor of Art/Science in Integrated Studies with an emphasis in Music
  • Minor in Music

A strong cohort of Music Majors study at Dixie State. Students from every department and program on campus contribute to music activities through performing with our ensembles. The Music Department has a long tradition of excellence as a cultural leader in the region. The Music Department operates within the College of the Arts at Dixie State University. Music students benefit from association with the Heritage Choir and from the many guest performers and master classes on campus.

The Music Department is housed in the Eccles Fine Arts Center on the northwest corner of campus. This 78,000 square foot building is shared with the Theater Department. The department also has use of the 1,200 seat Cox Auditorium, practice rooms, and rehearsal/classroom space in the Avenna Center. In addition, the adjacent Performing Arts Building adds 18,000 square feet of space devoted to the Music Department.