The School of Music is a department in the College of Arts and Sciences that offers instruction to those who want professional training in music as well as those who wish to pursue music as a vocation. Applied music instruction in piano, voice, string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments is offered for beginning and advanced students. Elementary and advanced courses are given in music theory and composition. The appreciation, literature and history of music are covered by survey and specialized courses. The school has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1933.