The mission of Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Music is to:
Foster preeminent research, creative endeavor, 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.