“Ah, music, . . . A magic beyond all we do here!” – Albus Dumbledore (J.K. Rowling)
The St. Mary’s College Performing Arts Department works within the context of an innovative and flexible liberal arts study program. We call this the CORE, and it covers a wide range of material, including courses that focus on writing, the arts, math, science, and the social sciences. All students at St. Mary’s (unless non-English native speakers) study a foreign language. The CORE program, together with our music-specific course of study, prepares the student for a wide variety of future careers, and within any career, provides the kind of wide-ranging and cross-disciplinary knowledge that can contribute to success.