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We're here to help you continue performing, listening, creating and connecting.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Performing Arts and Technology is to provide an accessible and inclusive environment where all NC State students have opportunities to develop skills and knowledge, which prepare them for a lifetime of arts engagement and a variety of careers. We cultivate this environment through excellence in teaching, performance, service, outreach, and creative and scholarly work in arts entrepreneurship, dance, music, and music technology.

Our Goals

  • Promote diversity, belonging, and well-being in an accessible, student-centered environment through arts entrepreneurship, dance, music, and music technology
  • Cultivate an understanding of artistic concepts and processes through investigation, innovation, and collaboration
  • Create a dynamic department through impactful artistic and scholarly activity
  • Serve as a cultural resource through performances, scholarship, partnerships, and other programming with the university and community

20+ Performance Groups

Our performance courses and student organizations offer opportunities for all NC State students plus some community members.

50+ Concerts
Every Year

Don’t miss our a cappella groups, choirs, dance companies, a cappella groups, concert bands, jazz bands and orchestras performing several times each year in Stewart Theatre.

60+ Courses
Available to You

All of our courses are open to any student at NC State regardless of their major, and many will satisfy your GEP requirements. Follow your interests where they lead.

[The department] is one of the beautiful facets of NC State University that make this place feel like home.

Riley Stephenson, ’21

Vocal performance minor, pictured above

Follow Along

Follow us on social media to keep up with everything going on in the music department. Our student-performers make their voices heard, in support of the department and each other, on the university’s annual Day of Giving and every day. You’ll find us @ncstateartstech on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Soundcloud.

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