Concerts & Events

SEP 9

7:30 pm

Starkville/MSU Symphony Concert

Bettersworth Auditorium - Lee Hall

SEP 17

3:00 pm

Faculty Recital - Jason Baker, percussion

Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall

OCT 10

6:00 pm

Starkville/MSU Symphony Concert

Jazz at the Renasant Bank

Renasant Bank, Starkville-MS

Steinway School Initiative

Departmental News

Michael Patilla published guitar solo


Dr. Michael Patilla, professor of guitar, published "One, Two and Three for solo guitar" in August, 2017.  This three movement work is approximately 6 minutes in length. The first movement is lyrical and expressive, the second is based on blues music of the Mississippi delta, and the third is lively and virtuosic. The work is available from SMP Press.

Marching Honor Band Set for September 2nd


Our annual Marching Honor Band is scheduled for Saturday, September 2nd when the Bulldogs take on Charleston Southern. Kickoff is set for 3:00 pm CDT. Participants must be in 9th grade or above to be accepted, and participation will be limited to the first 250 paid registered students, so get your application in early!

Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination Information


The MSU Music Department will offer the three component tests of the Upper Division Proficiency Examination in Music Theory on Thursday, August 10, 2017, starting at 9:00 a.m.  Incoming transfer students who have successfully completed at least three (3) semesters of music theory and ear training courses, and current MSU music majors who have successfully completed at least three semesters of m