Our professors and their vast experience, the music education program has a large reputation as being the best in Connecticut, if not the best in New England. We have large expectations exemplified by our Professional Program. This program can and does cut off certain students from receiving their degree due to a lack of compliance with the guidelines. Workload is large as with any music related degree. Due to a large amount of core classes (theory, sight-singing, lessons, piano, etc...) many students are challenged by the high standards they are met with. Our new building, the Visual and Performing Arts Center is fantastic! Priced at $96.7 million, it is definitely of great use to our music education and other music related majors as well as theater and art.