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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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Photograph of The Borealis Wind Quintet with their instruments

The Borealis Wind Quintet, like the spectacular Aurora Borealis, captivates audiences of all ages with dazzling, inspiring and transformative performances....

1/25 8pm
Pianist, Scott Carrell

Pianist Scott Carrell will present a solo recital "Explorations in Piano Music," showcasing lesser-played and little-known gems of the piano repertoire....

1/26 6pm

This recital will feature the virtuoso sonatas by Feld and Prokofiev. The recital is complemented with other pieces that became a reference in the flute...

1/27 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...

1/30 6pm
color image of the exterior of Marsh Auditorium at USM

An opportunity for future Southern Miss music majors and minors to visit campus, get valuable campus life information, meet faculty and observe ensembles.

1/31 9am

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