The creation of synergistic partnerships, both on-campus and externally is a part of the core values and mission of the UMSL School of Fine and Performing Arts. Six endowed professorships link the School to world-class fine arts institutions and the St. Louis Community.

In addition to the endowed professorship program, the UMSL School of Fine and Performing Arts is an educational partner with the public and parochial schools in the Saint Louis metropolitan area, through our undergraduate and graduate programs in music education, and other collaborative educational ventures involving the Art and Art History Department.

UMSL School of Fine and Performing Arts is a provider of skilled professionals in the areas of Art, Theatre, Cinema Arts, as well as Music.

In addition, the School provides an important component of the general education of UMSL graduates in all disciplines. The University of Missouri-St. Louis serves the region's needs through research and technology transfer, cooperative and educational outreach programs, and workforce development.

Community connections and collaborations

Ambassadors of Harmony
Dance St. Louis
Jazz St. Louis
Laumeier Sculpture Park
MADCO (Modern American Dance Company )
Missouri Arts Council
Opera Theater of St. Louis
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra