Department of Music

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In Missouri State's Department of Music, 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.

Photo of Music's viewbook cover of student playing tromboneExplore our department

Explore our Department of Music viewbook to learn more about what an education in music can be at Missouri State University.

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Schedule an audition

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

Performance opportunities

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.

Events and activities

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All-State Music Day - November 20, 2021

Register for this free virtual event to receive coaching tips for success on your All-State materials. This event includes coaching by MSU music faculty for students of woodwind, brass, percussion, and string instruments.

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Live performances

Nothing beats the experience of attending a concert in person, but for those times when you just can't make it, check out our channel at


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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.