Associate Professor Fuerst
Assistant Professor Gilbert
The Doane University music department's mission is to provide exceptional musical experiences deeply rooted in artistry, skill, knowledge, methodology, and current practices for both students and the broader community, all within the context of a liberal arts education.
The study of music touches on many aspects of the university's mission. It is an outstanding way to stimulate inquiry and develop perspective on the world. Those who study music at Doane gain valuable training and experience for participating in community ensembles and performing groups after graduation, thereby enriching their lives out of the workplace. Like courses in art and theatre, music is an excellent area to enhance the talents possessed by students. Finally, the band and choir programs are excellent examples of Doane's mission to provide models of harmonious community living. These programs develop student leadership and social interaction skills.