Concerts & Events

AUG 12

AUG 25

6:00 pm

Guest Artist - Andy Kruspe, Irish Bodhran Clinic

Percussion and World Music Building

MSU Community Music School

Solo Ensemble event announcement

scholarship auditions

Steinway School Initiative

Departmental News

Drum Circle for National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools


Dr. Bob facilitated a drum circle on June 13th for 80 students attending the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.  Students attending the program were from throughout the United States as well as Thailand and Kazakhstan.  The drum circle program was used as an ice-breaker for the students, to celebrate diversity, and to foster community...

Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination and Piano Proficiency Examination: Preliminary Information


Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination and Piano Proficiency Examination: Preliminary Information The MSU Music Department will offer the Upper Division Proficiency Examination in Music Theory on Monday, August 19, 2019, starting at 9:00 a.m.  Composed of three component tests – written theory, musicianship skills, aural dictation – the Music Theory UDPE is an MSU music major degree...

Drum Circle for Finals Study Break


Mississippi State's Department of Health Promotion and Wellness and the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center sponsored a free study break event for students on Wednesday, April 24 (10:00 am to 2:00 pm).  A drum circle facilitated by Dr. Bob of the Music Department, refreshments, and various fun activities which promote a healthy lifestyle were provided. Drumming has long been used in communities for...