CU Department of Music earns 10-year accreditation from National Association of Schools of Music

NASMCameron University's Department of Music has received continuing accreditation through the academic year 2017-2018 from the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). NASM accreditation is granted upon the successful submission and approval of a music department self-study, on-site evaluation, and consequent responses to articulated concerns.

"Since first gaining NASM accreditation in 1973, the CU Department of Music has remained focused on providing exceptional education to music students," says Dr. Jim Lambert, Chair, CU Department of Music. "The department boasts more than 260 music graduates who are performing professionally or teaching music across the nation."

NASM, founded in 1924, is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges and universities with approximately 615 accredited institutional members. The organization establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials. Institutional membership is gained only through the peer review process of accreditation. NASM's accreditation process focuses on educational quality and institutional probity.

The review of educational quality is made according to nationally recognized standards developed by the Association with the full participation of its member institutions and in consultation with various professional groups in the field of music. The review of probity is made by determining whether the institution provides the educational services it says it is offering to the public and whether its own stated operational procedures are being followed.

For more information about the CU Department of Music, including degree programs and NASM accreditation, go to or contact Dr. Jim Lambert at 580-581-2440 or



July 1, 2009