The mission of the Music Department at the University of the Incarnate Word is threefold: to develop skilled musicians by educating the minds, ears, and souls of our music students within the liberal arts tradition; to serve the general student population by enriching the CORE curriculum; and to enhance the musical offerings in the UIW and San Antonio communities.
Music students at UIW receive comprehensive instruction in theoretical, historical and stylistic perspectives, and are provided the opportunity for training in music technology. The music faculty themselves are active performers, composers, clinicians, and scholars who bring practical experience and insight into the classroom.
Students are provided with ample performance opportunities through ensemble membership and studio/seminar classes. In accordance with the mission of UIW, the music department encourages the development of musicians who are committed to serving the worldwide community with their art.
Ensembles in the music department include: the UIW Cardinal Chorale (which has performed in Carnegie Hall), the Madrigals, the UIW Jazz Ensemble (which recently performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival), the Orchestra of the Incarnate Word, the UIW Cardinal Marching Band and the UIW Concert Band. There is also a weekly performance hour or seminar during which time students, faculty, and guests perform for each other.
If you wish to major or minor in music, go to the Auditions and Music Scholarships Information page and follow the instructions provided.