Departmental News

CMS

September 29, 2022

MSU Department of Music had a strong presence at the College Music Society 65th National Conference at Long Beach - CA. Dr. Jenna Klein presented a poster “Piano Majors’ Relationship with Repertoire by Women Composers and Composers of Color”. Prof. Sheri Falcone and Drs. Denise Rowan and Rosângela Sebba performed a recital “Underrepresented Brazilian Composers: Arrangements for Clarinet, Bassoon...


Dr. Robert Damm and Dr. Daniel Stevens

September 16, 2022

Mrs. Lois and Dr. Harold F. Kaufman came to Starkville and MSU in 1941.  As the first music teacher at MSU, Lois taught music appreciation and music theory in the 1950s.  She also taught piano and strings at Maben High School for 25 years.  She was one of the organizers of the Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra in which she played viola.  Because of Harold’s research, the Kaufmans had traveled and...


Buddy Center

September 12, 2022

Dr. Bob and MSU music graduate Matt Hines co-facilitated a drum circle at the Buddy Center in Ridgeland, MS on 9/10/22. The Buddy Center opened in August 2022 as a place to provide programming for individuals with Down syndrome and their loved ones. The Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society is dedicated to the health, awareness, and acceptance of Mississippians with Down syndrome. 


Sobaskie

September 12, 2022

Mississippi State University Music Theory professor James Sobaskie spoke about the first violin sonata of Gabriel Fauré and chaired a paper session at the annual conference of the Royal Music Association on September 8, 2022.  The presentation, which took place at the University of Durham in the north of England, was Dr. Sobaskie’s fourth invited lecture before the British musicological...


Sobaskie

September 12, 2022

Mississippi State University Music Theory professor James Sobaskie guest-edited the August 2022 issue of Nineteenth-Century Music Review, which is entitled “Critical Responses to Nineteenth-Century French Music.”  His third guest-editing project for the British musicological journal, NCMR Volume 19/2 features five invited articles from American and Canadian musicologists, as well as a book review...


Oliver Salonga

September 7, 2022

Once a month the MSU Department of Music presents The Piano and Its Perspectives. A partnership with EMAC/Federal University of Goiás in Brazil and the digital/ITS office, the Portugal Science & Technology Foundation, Center for the Study in Sociology & Music Aesthetics, Portugal New University, in Portugal and colleagues: Andréa Luísa Teixeira (coordinator), Maria Caroline Porto, Sérgio...


Sophie Wang

September 6, 2022

MSU Piano Area invites you to Dr. Sophie Wang's Piano Recital on September 8 at 7:30 pm in the New Music Building Lecture-Recital Hall. Dr. Wang is the coordinator of the Collaborative Piano area and has performed extensively in Europe, Asia and USA. Admission is free for this solo piano recital.


UDPE Theory

July 13, 2022

  The written theory, aural dictation, and musicianship skills tests of the MSU Music Theory Upper Division Proficiency Examination on Monday, August 15, 2022, starting at 8:30 a.m., in the new music building, room 1730. Incoming transfer students who have successfully completed at least three (3) semesters of accredited music theory and ear training courses, as well as current MSU music majors...


Diagnostic Exam

July 10, 2022

August 17 at 8:00 am, a diagnostic exam will be administered to measure your readiness for Music Theory I and Ear Training I. We use the results to place students in appropriate classes and provide the appropriate instruction for those who need to take a remedial class, as well as help students avoid dropping the classes (Theory and Ear Training) in the middle of the semester or failing them...


PPE

July 10, 2022

Welcome to MSU Department of Music! This information is for all transferred students who have taken piano lessons or piano classes (minimum of four semesters) at your college, you are eligible to attempt the Piano Proficiency Exam prior to the beginning of the semester. For more information about the exam and materials please visit: ...


Sally Pinkas

June 20, 2022

Once a month the MSU Department of Music presents The Piano and Its Perspectives. A partnership with EMAC/Federal University of Goiás in Brazil and the digital/ITS office, the Portugal Science & Technology Foundation, Center for the Study in Sociology & Music Aesthetics, Portugal New University, in Portugal and colleagues: Andréa Luísa Teixeira (coordinator), Maria Caroline Porto, Sérgio...


Family Music Class

June 13, 2022

The Community Music School will be offering Family Music Classes on Saturday mornings this Fall. Dr. Jennifer Campbell will serve as facilitator for the two sessions. The class will be 10 weeks from August 27-Nov 12, 2022, with no class on 9/3 and 10/15.  The 18-24 months session with one (1) caregiver per child will meet from 9-9:30 am, Community time for all families will be from 9:30-9:45 am...


Theory UDPE

May 21, 2022

Following longstanding tradition, the MSU Department of Music will offer the written theory, aural dictation, and musicianship skills tests of the Upper Division Proficiency Examination in Music Theory on Monday, August 15, 2022, starting at 8:30 a.m., in the new music building.  Incoming transfer students who have successfully completed at least three (3) semesters of accredited music theory and...


David Korevaar

May 11, 2022

Once a month the MSU Department of Music presents The Piano and Its Perspectives. A partnership with EMAC/Federal University of Goiás in Brazil and the digital/ITS office, the Portugal Science & Technology Foundation, Center for the Study in Sociology & Music Aesthetics, Portugal New University, in Portugal and colleagues: Andréa Luísa Teixeira (coordinator), Maria Caroline Porto, Sérgio...


Student Composers

April 27, 2022

The Concert will feature works by student composers who studied with Dr. Sobaskie and Dr. Sebba. Works for piano solo, piano and clarinet, piano and trombone and woodwind quartet by Bryan Nguyen, Robert McDaniel, Reagan Bussey, Faith Baughman and Eli Denson. Free admission at Old Main, Wingo Auditorium on Friday, April 29, at 6:30 pm.


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