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.

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

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

Two operas. Two women with a choice.

Join us for two one-act operas in Italian (with supertitles) -- "Il Signor Bruschino" (by G. Rossini) and "Imeneo" (by G. F. Handel) -- Friday, April 12 (7:30PM) and Sunday, April 14 (3:30PM) in C. Minor Recital Hall in Ellis Hall

String Fling camps

String Fling is a chamber music experience for pre-college string students. String Fling returns in 2019 with high school (July 14-17) and middle school (July 15-17) summer camps. Apply by June 7. Early bird discount thru May 16.

Young Artists Keyboard Academy

The Young Artists Keyboard Academy is a week-long (July 22-26, 2019) intensive experience for pre-college students (Ages: 14-18) of classical piano and organ. Apply online by June 21. Early application discount is thru May 24.

Kodály Level 1, 2, and 3 workshops

Inspired by the vision of Zoltan Kodály, the mission of the Organization of American Kodály Educators is to support music education of the highest quality. Register soon to this summer's workshop (June 30 - July 12, 2019). Online registration is open!


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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.