Importance of Music in Our LivesFor almost a century, The Diller-Quaile School of Music has offered an environment where music can flourish in all its aspects, enriching the lives of students of all ages and cultural backgrounds. The belief that music is a fundamental part of human life is at the center of our philosophy and mission.

As musicians, educators, and performers, we believe that participation in a musical life serves all areas of human development. Our work is upheld by our belief in the power of music to change lives, as we learn, grow, and thrive through our engagement with others in meaningful music activity. Scientific research into music making has never been more profound at advocating for the benefits of music education to all ages. And, as we consider The Importance of Music in Our Lives with our students, they offer sentiments which reaffirm what we already intuitively understand: that our musicality is not only fundamental to life – it serves our humanity.