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Welcome to the Department of Music!

The Music Department's mission is to foster cognitive, critical, analytical thinking, and aesthetic appreciation through the study of music, and to develop musical performance skills to the highest level of students' capabilities.

The Music Department defines part of its mission to assist students to study, to hear, and to perform music with intelligence and understanding within the spirit of an art that transcends analysis.  Courses of study are designed to provide a strong grounding in music history, theory, literature and performance, all, of which, call into practice skills of analytical perception and critical analysis that are necessary for academic disciplines.

The department has a strong mission to those students who elect to take music courses to fulfill the Fine Arts core as well as those who major or minor in music, a mission that is attentive to the college's status as a liberal arts institution in the Judeo-Christian and Dominican Traditions.

The department pursues a unique curriculum that promotes a multiplicity of styles and cultural diversity in music.  In doing so, the Music Department of Providence College seeks to further the college's mission to encourage respect for the dignity and equality of every person.


National Accreditation
The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), an organization of approximately 636 conservatories, colleges and universities that establish national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.

First awarded in 2010, this accreditation indicates that the department has thoroughly evaluated all aspects of its work, been judged by an on-site team of evaluators and the NASM Commission on Accreditation, and offers a professional education which meets the rigorous standardss of the profession.


Sang Woo Kang, D.M.A, Chair
Associate Professor 
Piano/Piano Class/Keyboard Literature/Theory

Phone: (401) 865-2564
Location: Smith Center for the Arts G05

Cheryl Barry
Administrative Staff

Phone: (401) 865-2183


Location: Smith Center for the Arts G04

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About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity