Concerts & Events

AUG 20

7:30 pm

Faculty Gala Recital

Old Main Auditorium

AUG 25

6:00 pm

Guest Artist: Andy Kruspe, Irish Bodhran Clinic

Percussion and World Music Building

SEP 8

8:00 am

Choral Colloquium: Workshops

Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall

SEP 8

8:00 pm

Choral Colloquium: Singers Concert

Bettersworth Auditorium - Lee Hall

MSU Community Music School

scholarship auditions

Steinway School Initiative

Departmental News

Kathy Olsen, MSU Alumna, Makes Donation to Support Steinway Initiative


The MSU Department of Music recently recieved a new second concert grand piano donated by alumnus Kathy Olsen (pictured with Rose Sebba and Kathy's husband, Bob Olsen). The music department now has 11 Steinway pianos and will finalize the Steinway Initiative in the next two years. To learn more about the project, watch this...

Kappa Kappa Psi Names Regional Award In Honor of MSU Band Faculty Member


STARKVILLE, Miss.—Musicianship, leadership and service is the motto of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. An associate professor in Mississippi State’s Department of Music who exhibits those same characteristics is being honored by the organization in a special way. Craig Aarhus, the university’s senior associate director of bands, now is namesake of the Sponsor/Band Director...

Jason Baker Awarded Mississippi Arts Commission Grant


Associate Professor Jason Baker has been awarded a grant by the Mississippi Arts Commission to assist in programming a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” (The Soldier’s Tale) at MSU in the spring of 2020. Composed in 1918, it is considered a cornerstone of 20th century concert repertoire. This performance will include Jeanette Fontaine (narrator), Barry Kopetz (conductor),...