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.

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. The videos, which include trumpet, horn, clarinet, flute, trombone and saxophone, take a progressive teaching approach to help students prepare.


Explore performance opportunities for majors and non-majors.

Jazz Fest '16

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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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.