Departmental News

Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination Opportunity


MSU music majors who have completed at least three semesters of university-level music theory and ear training courses, but have not fully satisfied the MSU Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination degree requirement and wish to attempt to do so at the end of the Fall semester of 2020,  should contact Dr. Sobaskie via email  ( jsobaskie@...

Dr. Jason Baker Commissioned to Compose Alabama All-State Etudes


Dr. Jason Baker, Professor of Percussion Studies, was commissioned by the Alabama Bandmasters Association to compose a collection of four marimba solos to be used over a 4-year period as audition music for the Alabama All-State Band. Titled "Red Earth Cycle," each movement is named after a landmark or historical aspect of the state of Alabama: Redstone, Sand Mountain, Mabila, and Sipsey. This...

MSU Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination Information


Following longstanding tradition, the MSU Department of Music will offer the written theory and aural dictation tests of the Upper Division Proficiency Examination in Music Theory on Friday, August 14, 2020, starting at 8:30 a.m., in Music Building C. The Musicianship Skills test component of the Music Theory UDPE will be administered online via Webex appointment. Students who wish to take this...