The Department of Music at Idaho State University has the following goals:
- To offer instruction of the highest possible quality to music students.
- To provide an atmosphere of professional experiences in music, including concerts, master classes, and guest artists.
- To prepare professional musicians for careers in teaching and/or performance
- To offer courses and musical experiences as an element of cultural enrichment for students who do not major in music.
- To provide opportunities for continued participation by all university students in various performing ensembles and other musical activities.
- To exhibit a strong posture in community service through co-sponsorship and promotion of music cultural events.