School of Music
When you think music, think Southern Miss
The School of Music is dedicated to its longstanding international reputation for musical excellence, providing a myriad of musical and educational opportunities for the professional and artistic growth of our student musicians. Here you will work side-by-side with distinguished faculty who have performed on world-class stages and teach at festivals and conferences around the globe. Find yourself performing in ensembles including The Southern Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and the Steel Pan Orchestra at regional, national and international events as well as attending master classes with guest artists. With our mentorship, master your artistry and thrive as a 21st-century musician.
The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
With our distinguished faculty, we offer a well-rounded education through applied lessons and performance-driven opportunities to cultivate musical artistry and prepare students to be prominent educators and artists.
We are the flagship music institution in the State of Mississippi, having more than 40 full time faculty members whose disciplines range from musicology, theory, educators, as well as conductors, instrumentalists and vocalists.
Why Choose the School of Music?
- We are the only School of Music in Mississippi that has a full-time faculty member in residence who specializes in every wind, brass, percussion, and string instrument.
- With over 300 performances a year, our students receive a hands-on performance experience.
- Our ensembles host renowned guest artists and perform with legendary musicians of every genre, from Plácido Domingo to Yo-Yo Ma.