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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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Open to registered participants in SICC, the Southern Invitational Choral Conference Showcase Concert features many of our student musicians at USM,...

9/20 7:15pm
Hsiaopei Lee and viola

Dr. Hsiaopei Lee and Dr. Michael Bunchman will give a recital featuring classic viola music, including the last work written by Dimitri Shostakovich.

9/21 6pm
Dr. Jackie McIlwain

In this Lecture Series, Dr. Jackie McIlwain will discuss the latest research regarding musicians' health. September 26, 2021 - "Music Training vs. Athletic...

9/26 6pm
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A voice recital of opera, musical theater, and other selections featuring USM voice faculty: Kimberley Davis, soprano; Meredith Johnson, soprano; Jonathan...

9/28 6pm
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The Symphonic Winds presents a belated celebration of the Centennial of our Band Program! We will feature music which has graced the Bennett and Mannoni...

10/3 3:30pm

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