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School of Music

The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music has a longstanding international reputation for musical excellence. The school is recognized for its eminence in musical artistry, education and community service.  Serving more than 450 majors from the United States and 15 countries, the school maintains a strongly diverse student population. In fact, we have granted a higher percentage of music doctorates to African-American students than any other institution of higher learning in the country.

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USM Faculty Jonathan Yarrington and Michael Bunchman present Schubert’s masterwork, Winterreise, in its original keys.

2/2 6pm
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Dr. Alexander Russakovsky and Dr. Michael Bunchman will present a program of German classics that includes sonatas for violoncello and keyboard by J. S....

2/12 8pm
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The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music proudly presents the Symphonic Winds in Concert.

2/25 8pm
USM Symphony Orchestra Conductor in Performance

The USM Symphony Orchestra presents its third concert of its annual series featuring the winners of the William T. Gower student concerto competition.

2/26 8pm
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The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble proudly presents the 2021 Winds, Brass and Percussion concerto winners in concert. This concert...

3/1 8pm

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