The NSU Department of Music prepares students for professional careers as teachers, performers, and music-media specialists, provides opportunities for students in other academic disciplines to develop an understanding and appreciation of music, and enriches the cultural life of our University and community. These objectives are met through the undergraduate and master's degree curricula as well as through the department's sponsorship of performance ensembles and annual student recitals.
The Music Department's faculty consists of full time and part-time members, including specialists in vocal, keyboard, and instrumental areas of study. Faculty members are not only teachers, but also practicing regional musicians and recording artists.
The Hamm Fine Arts Building houses the department and provides all of its facilities for classes and lessons. Included are large and small ensemble rehearsal rooms, practice rooms, classrooms, an audio-visual laboratory, recording and teaching studios, and a music computer library.