The art of music can be either a great force for good or a great force for evil. But, when viewed as a treasured gift lovingly bestowed on humanity by God, the Creator, music becomes a sacred trust demanding reflection, understanding and stewardship if one is to maximize this gift. Since God created humankind and music, it should be the thankful joy of Christian musicians to use music in an offering of gratitude for the gift given, an offering refined through dedicated, disciplined study and informed and methodical practice. Please remember that attitude and motivation are critical factors to the success of a musician. The practice room can be a lonely place but is also the place where you develop your skills and where you demonstrate the level of dedication you have to your art. It is our desire, at Washington Adventist University, to provide you with the best possible musical education so that you might better be prepared to add your musical talents in praise of the Creator at a time when the cacophony of the human struggle tends to obliterate the rightful place of music, as extended prayer, in the world.
Dr. James Bingham, Chair