We, the music faculty of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, believe that true musicianship is the synthesis of knowledge acquired through active participation in the study, performance, and creation of music. It is enhanced through the discipline required to gain the physical, listening and interpretive skills to master the instrument chosen as the vehicle for communication of the art. We believe that this synthesis occurs incrementally, building on a firm foundation and rising to the highest goal attainable. It is nurtured with positive encouragement from mentors, peers, and oneself. We strive to establish an atmosphere of support in which faculty and students work together to be the best that they can be.