Music education in Jordan developed accordingly to suite the modern revival in all aspects of modern life in Jordan society. The late few decades from the last century, mark a turning point for Jordan society attitude toward arts in general, therefore Yarmowk University distinguished to be a pioneer to held Music among many Arts majors in the Fine Arts College since 1981. At the beginning, The Bachelor of Arts Degree was awarded as part of Education and Arts Faculty. By the time of Yarmowk University Jubilee celebration, on 2001-2002 the college of Fine Arts where constructed from four majors faculties: Music, Drama, Plastic Arts, and Design. The Music Department crowned their efforts by MS Graduate Degree by the academic year 2004-2005. Music Department offers a Bachelor Degree level and MA Graduate level. On BA program, the students required to accomplish (132 Credit Hours) qualified to play one Orchestral instrument and or one traditional Arabic instrument as major and another instrument as minor, In addition to some theoretical and practical requirements. The average of student's number in Bachelor program is about one hundred students and the graduate program about fifteen students. The fulltime faculty members is thirteen in the rank of full, Associate, Assistant Professors and instructors, in addition to a number of full timers from distinguished musicians from local and national and international expertise in teaching musical Instruments. The Music Department endeavors to promote music appreciation in Jordan Society by qualified academic graduates; more than four hundred so far, from our graduate have been deployed on board of government schools, local or national bands. After all, the music department plays a major roll to represent Jordan in most local, national and international festivals, in addition to a number of musical activities held by our students and faculty members.
Supplement governmental and private institutions with qualified staff in the various fields of music, while preserving the Arab and local musical heritage and awareness of music culture.
Improve the quality of music education and motivate students to creativity and excellence, also the Department believes that the nation needs of cadres and manpower qualified to teach music comes from a comprehensive vision seeks towards qualitative development of human resources in various fields, and promote artistic musical culture disseminating a senior art of music.
The study of music enables consumers (listeners), re-creators (performers), and creators (composers) to increase their understanding of both the sounded and written aspects of musical language.