Concerts & Events

JAN 24

Honor Band Clinic

Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall

JAN 24

6:30 pm

Student Ensemble: Jazz Band

Bettersworth Auditorium - Lee Hall

JAN 25

7:30 pm

Student Ensemble: Wind Ensemble

Bettersworth Auditorium - Lee Hall

JAN 26

9:00 am

Mississippi Day of Percussion

Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS

MSU Community Music School

Solo Ensemble event announcement

scholarship auditions

Steinway School Initiative

Departmental News

Percussion Ensemble to Perform at State Conference

The MSU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Jason Baker, will perform an hour-long feature concert at the Mississippi Day of Percussion on Saturday, January 26 at Hinds Community College in Raymond. The program consists of works for contemporary chamber ensemble by William Duckworth, Christopher Deane, Rachel C. Walker, Askell Masson, Steven Snowden, and Michael Laurello. The event is...

Dr. Sobaskie published on the music of Franz Schubert

James William Sobaskie, associate professor of music at Mississippi State University, co-edited and contributed to a new collection of invited essays called Drama in the Music of Franz Schubert (, which has been published in the United...

Jason Baker Published New Timpani Book

Jason Baker, Associate Professor of Percussion at MSU, has published a new book, “33 Elementary Etudes for Timpani,” with Honey Rock Publications. This collection features etudes for 2, 3, and 4 drums and uses techniques, tunings, rhythms, and meters typically found in student-level solo, band, orchestra, and percussion ensemble music – making it appropriate for a wide range of students, from...