Departmental News

Dr. Clifton Taylor and Dr. Jason Baker to perform with Starkville High School


Feb 20, 2017

Taylor and Baker to perform with Starkville High School

Dr. Damm Honored with IHL Diversity Award


Feb 16, 2017

Dr. Robert J.

Black History Month at West Elementary in Sturgis


Feb 16, 2017

Dr. Bob led a music program for K-5 students in Sturgis on February 10th featuring a performance of JEMBE DEN, the African drum ensemble comprised of Dr.

Jason Baker to Present at Mississippi Day of Percussion


Jan 24, 2017

MSU faculty member Jason Baker will be giving a clinic at the Mississippi Day of Percussion, sponsored by the MS Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), on Saturday, January 28th at Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS.

Dr. Sobaskie to speak at Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra concerts


Jan 13, 2017

James William Sobaskie, associate professor of music at Mississippi State University, has been invited to give forty-minute lectures prior to performances of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Starkville/MSU Symphony Concert


Jan 7, 2017

The Starkville-MSU Symphony Association’s 2016-17 is celebrating its 48th performance season, the association has scheduled concerts during the school year, all in the Bettersworth Auditorium of MSU’s historic Lee Hall.

Taylor and Baker to Premiere Marimba Concerto


Jan 6, 2017

The MSU Wind Ensemble will premiere a new work for solo marimba with wind ensemble at their annual Honor Band Clinic on January 27th in McComas Auditorium. "Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble" was composed by MSU Associate Director of Bands Dr.

Afia Walking Tree workshop


Nov 22, 2016

Afia Walking Tree presented two class sessions for the MSU Music Department on November 3.  She taught students in the African American Music class about African music and history and the music of the African diaspora (i.e.