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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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Upcoming Events

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors in Concert

Known as America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors are the premier touring jazz orchestra of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-piece ensemble...

10/24 7:30pm
Bactoberfest, Violin Studio Solo Bach Concert

Solo Bach - that is Johann Sebastian Bach’s six Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin - are core repertoire for all violinists. They require — and...

10/26 1pm
Concert Choir, Spirit of Southern, and The Southern BelleTones Fall Concert

The School of Music and Choral Activities present Concert Choir, Spirit of Southern, and The Southern BelleTones in concert at Parkway Heights United...

10/28 8pm
Sydney Greer - French Horn Senior Recital

Sydney Greer will present a Bachelor in Music Education Senior Recital. She will play pieces from Brett Miller, Gilbert Vinter, Bernhard Heiden, and Franz...

10/28 8pm
Aquila featuring Timothy Tesh, trumpet; Ben McIlwain, trombone; and Michael Bunchman, piano

The Faculty Artist Series presents Aquila, a free performance by the School of Music faculty brass ensemble featuring Timothy Tesh, trumpet; Ben McIlwain,...

10/29 7:30pm

Recent Events

Ryan Fogg, piano


Alex Hayashi, oboe


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