The mission of Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Music is to:
- Foster preeminent research, creative endeavors, and learning.
- Support students in developing their musical skills and knowledge in the context of a liberal arts education; equip students to become proactive scholar-practitioners in music education; and promote the academic education of students from the Cleveland Institute of Music, through the Joint Music Program.
- Provide local, regional, national, and international leadership in the fields of musicology, historical performance practice, and music education, and help prepare the next generation of leaders in these fields.
- Encourage service to the institution and related academic disciplines, participation in faculty governance, and the promotion of open communication and shared policy-making.