Department of Music

Find your forte 

In Missouri State's music department, you will feel challenged, inspired and fully prepared for your career. Our expert faculty – accomplished musicians devoted to developing your talent – will provide one-on-one guidance. Whether you pursue performance, composition, education, scholarship or plan to blend your love of music with other interests, our programs will help you reach your goals.


Begin your journey with Missouri State music by scheduling an audition for admission to your program.


Explore performance opportunities for majors and non-majors.

Prepare for success

Take advantage of these online resources to assist you in preparing for an audition.

Video Audition Tutorial

For those times when you are unable to attend an audition in person, follow these professional tips to prepare and record your vocal or instrumental audition video.

Guided Practice Sessions

The department has released a free Guided Practice Sessions (GPS) video series that covers the required scales and etudes from band audition materials for many instruments.

Jazz Festival

Register your school ensemble(s) for Jazz Fest on April 23, 2016. Spend the day on the Missouri State campus performing and learning with jazz faculty and musicians, including the great jazz saxophonist Dick Oatts!


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String Fling Camps

String Fling is a chamber music experience for pre-college string students. Marking its fifteenth year, String Fling returns with high school (July 17-20) and middle school (July 20-22) camps. Learn more and apply by June 3.


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Inspiring academics

Knowledge based on experience — Missouri State's approach to learning sets you up for success with insight from expert faculty, personalized advising and a diverse range of courses.

Unbeatable value

A smart investment in your future — Missouri State delivers enriching opportunities along with affordable costs and extensive financial aid options.