Concerts & Events

FEB 23

7:00 pm

FEB 24

2:00 pm

Concert Band A/Campus/Community Band

Bettersworth Auditorium - Lee Hall

FEB 27

6:00 pm

Drumline Audition Clinic

Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall

MSU Community Music School

Solo Ensemble event announcement

scholarship auditions

Steinway School Initiative

Departmental News

Dr. Nancy Hargrove Visited the Music Department


Dr. Hargrove gave a pre-program talk on Febrary 4th to the voice area student and faculty performers who will all be presenting the 12th annual Poetry and Song Program, aptly entitled ‘Sara & Billy & Richard & Oscar:  America’s Got Talent!’  This lecture recital will take place on Feb. 12th in the Old Main Auditorium at 7:30 pm and centers on the life, works and song settings of...

Michael Taylor visited MS for one-week African Drumming residency


Michael Taylor was in the Golden Triangle for a one-week residency dedicated to African drumming.  Taylor is the director of the Tam Tam Mandingue Djembe Academy – Chicago.  He has studied in Africa and America with a number of expert djembe and dunun players including Grand Master Mamady Keita and Grand Master Famoudou Konate.  While in Mississippi for the week of January 13th, Taylor provided...

Jason Baker to Perform at Boston Conservatory


MSU faculty member Jason Baker will give a solo marimba performance on Tuesday, February 5 at the Boston Conservatory. He will present “Framing Silence,” a three-movement work by Mississippi native and Boston Conservatory graduate student Warren Ertle, as part of a concert of new music by student composers. Jason commissioned this piece in 2018 as part of his current project dedicated to young...