The Marin Catholic Music Department is a comprehensive program of musical expression that is built into the cultural and religious fiber of the Marin Catholic community. Students will develop the skills to prepare themselves for the professional, academic, and religious worlds. Achieving this goal requires a multifaceted approach. First, the students will receive instruction in musicianship, music theory, and technique from MC music teachers and industry professionals alike. Second, students will prepare for life as a musician in the 21st century. They will be immersed in the music technologies of today, and apply those skills in original, contemporary, and multidisciplinary music ensembles. Exposure to a myriad of styles and performing opportunities are emphasized as a key component of development. Finally, students will be empowered with ownership of, and leadership within, the music program. Students can organize their own groups, and design and run their own shows. With this set of skills and experiences, graduates will be ready to succeed in both academia and the music industry.