At the School of Mines, music is interwoven into our science and engineering curriculum, allowing students to flourish in a diverse environment rich with talent, knowledge, and passion. Music sparks imaginations and demands innovation, necessitating rigorous self-discipline and intellectual flexibility – skills integral to success in every technical field. While the connection between music and science has always been noted, neuroscience has now validated the Mozart Effect, proving that music study develops brain function in ways that greatly enhance the brain's ability to adapt, change, and holistically synthesize multiple thought processes.
Our courses and ensembles challenge you to think creatively and develop greater musical understandings through the study and performance of all varieties of music, while gaining invaluable teaming and communication skills that will serve you well throughout your chosen career.
You’ll perform in music ensembles at conferences, competitions, and festivals around the world, and receive personalized instruction from faculty renowned and respected for their contributions to the music profession.
Music activities are housed in the Music Center, located in a newly-renovated building on the southeast corner of the campus quadrangle. A focal point of campus life, the Music Center hosts concerts, recitals, classes, and rehearsal rooms.
For more information, contact the music office at (605) 394-2433 or one of the faculty members linked on any of the pages.