Departmental News

Dr. Gary Packwood Headlines Jackson State University Choral Symposium


Sep 19, 2017

On September 15 -16, Dr. Packwood, MSU’s director of choral activities, led the second annual Choral Symposium at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Dr. Packwood presented four lectures and one music reading session.

Lions Band Clinics at MSU


Sep 18, 2017

The Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion faculty at Mississippi State University are offering a free one-on-one lesson for students auditioning for the Mississippi Lions All-State Band.

Jason Baker to Perform at Akron Festival


Sep 18, 2017

Jason Baker will be featured at the Noble Snare Festival on September 24th and 25th at the University of Akron.

Percussion Ensemble to Perform at Southaven High School


Sep 8, 2017

Percussion Ensemble to Perform at Southaven High School

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Global Drum Prayer


Sep 1, 2017

Dr. Bob brought a national event to the local community on August 29 by hosting a free Drum Circle and “Prayer Gathering for Unity” in Fire Station Park in Starkville.  The local drum circle hosted by Dr.

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Michael Patilla published guitar solo


Aug 2, 2017

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.

Marching Honor Band Set for September 2nd


Jul 26, 2017

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.

Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination Information


Jul 5, 2017

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

James Sobaskie presented music research in France


Jul 5, 2017

Dr. James William Sobaskie recently gave a research presentation in Strasbourg, France.

MSU Music Dept grad will study in Ghana


Jun 26, 2017

Beth Brewer, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University and a Master’s Degree from George Mason University with a Concentration in Orff Schulwerk, will study in Ghana this summer.  Made possible by the 2017 Beacon Scholarship given by the American Center fo