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Connect after graduation and continue to be part of our vibrant community, including alumni, parents, families, donors, and friends of the School of Music.


Your gift will support the next generation of musicians and artists or honor the legacy of a teacher that made an impact in your life. Explore the many ways to give back to the School of Music.
 Ways to give:

You can donate online by visiting the USM Foundation website. Under designations, check "Give to the area of your choice".

Then select the area of choice:

  • Jay Dean International Music Scholarship Endowment (Fund No. 2281)
  • School of Music Fund (Fund No. 0235)
  • Southern Opera Musical Theatre Fund (Fund No. 1596)
  • Choral Activities at USM Fund (Fund. No 0098)
  • Jazz Studies Fund (Fund. No 1015)
  • Pride of Mississippi Marching Band & Dixie Darlings Development Fund (Fund No. 0046)
  • Partners for the Arts Fund (Fund No. 0400) : A membership in Partners for the Arts directly enhances opportunities for our students to have life-changing and career-altering experiences, at the same time providing essential support to expand access to world-class arts events and artists.  Learn More

If you prefer, you can send us a check via mail! Please make checks payable to the USM Foundation and add the Area/Fund No. to memo.

Mailing Address

School of Music

The University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Dr. Box #5081

Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Southern Miss School of Music alumni teach in the finest universities and school systems in the country and perform on national stages from coast to coast.
  • Our alumni perform as orchestral and jazz musicians, in opera and musical theater productions, and as concert soloists all over the world.
  • We produce more public school music teachers each year than all other music programs in the state combined. These music educators are making an impact in music education at local, state, regional and national levels through their work and research.
  • Our alumni are also teaching at universities, colleges and conservatories in the United States and other countries around the globe.


Showbiz Centennial


Call for Alumni: Be a Centennial Alumni Participant

This opportunity is for anyone who has ever performed in a musical at Southern Miss School of Music to join current performers on stage for the finale of Showbiz, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Symphony Orchestra.



We encourage all Southern Miss Alumni to share your stories with us! We love hearing from you!

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School of Music

115 Mannoni Performing Arts Center

Campus Hattiesburg

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