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 the MSU Jazz Fest on February 24, 2018. Join us for a great day of jazz performance and education, featuring outstanding adjudicators, and our featured guest artist/clinicians Mike Williams, with the Count Basie Orchestra, Glenn Kostur, formerly with Maynard Ferguson, and Jim Riggs, Regents Professor Emeritus at the University of North Texas.

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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String Fling Camps

String Fling is a chamber music experience for pre-college string students. Marking its sixteenth year, String Fling returns with high school (July 16-19) and middle school (July 19-21) 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.