The accreditation comes through the National Association of Schools of Music, which sets the bar for music education.
In order to have their accreditation renewed SVSU had to completely renovate its band room – which cost the university roughly 250 thousand dollars.
Jane Girdham is the chair of the department of music.
She said they have roughly 70 students in the program.
“It really keeps us just very aware of our program and how it is going. What we need to adjust. So we don’t get lazy about it and say ‘we set this up it works.’ It may not work in a few years.”
Girdham said the music program will retain the accreditation for ten years before needing a renewal.
She said the accreditation is a testament to the excellent music programming offered at SVSU.