McNally Smith College of Music

About McNally Smith

McNally Smith College of Music is a vibrant community of learners and educators who focus on developing young creative professionals. At McNally Smith students enjoy a college experience that encourages them to follow their dreams and exposes them to the exciting and often surprising opportunities that exist in the music, audio and media industries. Our programs develop the skills, knowledge and experience students need to succeed as performers, audio engineers, composers, songwriters, managers, promoters, music producers and entrepreneurs.

Our Mission:

McNally Smith College of Music prepares students for a fulfilling future in music by providing a culture of learning that inspires intellectual, creative, and personal development and that enriches our world through their artistry and leadership.

Our Vision:

McNally Smith College of Music is committed to being a premier institution of higher learning for the musical arts and internationally recognized as such by students, educators, and music professionals.

McNally Smith College of Music recognizes that music is a dynamic art form that reflects the intense cultural currents of globalization and technological advancements. We create new approaches to music teaching and learning and integrate them with traditional practices in a contemporary context to inspire, to broaden, and to connect the musical passions of our students to a rapidly evolving world.

McNally Smith College of Music provides a comprehensive curriculum of liberal arts integrated with musical arts to provide a powerful foundation of knowledge, critical thinking, and professionalism that inspires students to realize and sustain a life in music. Our faculty are experienced educators and multifaceted practicing artists who provide highly personalized instruction in technologically advanced facilities.

McNally Smith College of Music nurtures creative expression and experiential learning to cultivate entrepreneurial thinkers and innovators. A McNally Smith College of Music education prepares students to engage, adapt, and thrive as leaders of change in music and society.