Contact & Location


Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.
PHONE: 208-885-6231
FAX: 208-885-7254

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

LHSOM Mission, Goals and Vision

The mission of the Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) of the University of Idaho is to serve as a professional school of choice in Idaho for undergraduate and graduate music programs and as an academic department within the College of Letters and Science offering liberal studies in music.
(Revised and adopted, 1/7/00)


As a means of fulfilling its mission, the LHSOM will:

1. Maintain a faculty of specialists of the greatest possible competence, musical attainments, and professional prominence, who are committed to teaching, musical performance, scholarly activities, and service.

2. Offer undergraduate and graduate programs of excellent quality in selected fields of music, including musical performance, composition, scholarship, and pedagogy so that the students may be prepared for a lifetime of musical and intellectual growth and be equipped with the insights and skills needed in their lives and professions.

3. Identify, recruit, encourage, and reward through financial assistance, promising young musicians and consider their needs as individuals in designing academic programs.

4. Advance the art of music through concerts and recitals, creative and compositional activities, and scholarship, including research in such applied fields as performance practices, styles, and media.

5. Provide courses and programs in music as a liberal art, as well as opportunities for students in other fields to participate in musical organizations.

6. Contribute to the cultural life of the campus, community, state, and region through concerts, recitals, and musical productions of the highest integrity so that the rich heritage of music as a performing art may be readily available to all.

7. Extend all possible assistance to the elementary and secondary schools of the state, including:
  • Encouraging young musicians to develop their creative and compositional skills;
  • Developing effective and innovative music education programs;
  • Providing workshops and clinics to assist students and teachers in the improvement of their performance skills;
  • Participating in festivals and similar events in such capacities as clinicians, conductors, performers, and adjudicators; and
  • Encouraging the creation of excellent musical compositions that are within the performance capabilities of public school students.

(Revised and adopted, 1/7/00)

The School of Music will be a musically comprehensive, nationally competitive and respected learning environment. The School will maintain viable, diverse and stable enrollments in its undergraduate and graduate programs through a balance of high standards, aggressive recruitment, selective admission, and realistic retention policies. Students will be intellectually curious, motivated learners working within a rigorous, high quality curriculum. Because the faculty will be visionary educators, scholars, and musicians, students will be challenged to achieve high scholastic and artistic goals. Together, the faculty and students will create an atmosphere of professional awareness, mutual support, corroboration and outreach. As a result, the School's alumni will be versatile musicians, prepared to pursue successful, fulfilling careers of their choosing.
(adopted 1/25/2000)