Fullerton College

Music Division

New Students

Philosophy

The Music Department faculty at Fullerton College considers the first two years of college to be the most important. It is during that time that students establish work habits, values, and attitudes that continue for a lifetime. To aid in the positive development of the whole person the music faculty and curriculum pursue the following goals:

  1. To provide an environment in which performance, composition, musical literacy and technology are integrated. The synthesis of these elements will prepare the student for a musical career as a performer, writer, teacher, producer, engineer, or business person.
  2. To offer a coherent musical education curriculum that provides knowledge and understanding of all musical forms and styles. Students should be able to recognize the importance of music to their society and enable them to have a more informed worldview.
  3. To recognize music as a multi-cultural and multi-national Art which fosters, through its performance, a respect for the diversity of all peoples, beliefs, and expressions.
  4. To help students to see education as a learning process which permits one to see and think clearly and that this process is of greater importance than the transfer of information from teacher to student.