Ensembles and Studios
When you think Music, think Southern Miss
The School of Music offers more than 25+ different ensembles. As a student here, you will take the stage and be fully immersed—performing diverse repertoire at conferences and events nationally and internationally.
Most of our music majors join a studio. Our studios are close-knit communities where students study and perform under the instruction of our renowned artists-faculty. From weekly individual lessons to master classes with guest artists—you will collaborate, perform, and learn together.
In addition to the major ensembles offered by Choral Activities, students at Southern Miss have the opportunity to be involved in the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company via the Voice Studio. Learn More
The Percussion Studio at Southern Miss has earned an excellent national and international reputation, performing at several national and international percussion festivals. From performing with the Drumline and Percussion Ensemble to the Steel Pan Orchestra—one of the elite steel pan programs in the country—there’s always an opportunity for students to build on solid foundations. Learn more
Students studying in the Brass area have many opportunities to participate in major ensembles.
Students studying in the Woodwinds area have many opportunities to participate in School of Music ensembles, such as Jazz Studies, Bands, Orchestra, and more.
Offering ample performance opportunities such as a weekly recital series, solo and concerto competitions.