Concerts & Events

SEP 9

8:30 pm

Choral Colloquium

Bettersworth Auditorium - Lee Hall

SEP 10

Choral Colloquium Concert

First Baptist Church, Starkville-MS

SEP 15

7:30 pm

MSU/Starkville Symphony Orchestra

MUW Whitfield Hall - Rent Auditorium, Columbus-MS

MSU Community Music School

scholarship auditions

Steinway School Initiative

Departmental News

World Drumming Summer Course


The MSU Music Department’s Master of Music Education program includes a World Drumming class.  This course, taught by Professor Robert Damm, is an introduction to drum techniques, rhythms, and performance practices of selected world drumming traditions.  Students in the 2018 program played West African jembes, Middle Eastern hand drums, Peruvian cajones, Japanese taiko, steel pans of Trinidad,...

Dr. Anthony B. Kirkland at the International Trumpet Guild Conference


Dr. Anthony B. Kirkland, trumpet, will make a presentation at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Miami, FL, in July of 2019.  The presentation will feature audition tips from his book Wind Band Excerpts for Trumpet and Cornet.

Jason Baker to Perform/Teach at Sam Houston Percussion Academy


MSU faculty member Jason Baker teach and perform at the Sam Houston State University Percussion Academy in Huntsville, TX from June 18-21. In addition to teaching masterclasses and coaching chamber music, Jason will premiere two new works for marimba that he commissioned: Warren Ertle’s “Framing Silence” and Jason Bahr’s “Two Children’s Portraits.” This is Jason’s fifth summer teaching at SHSU...