Department of Music

The University of Mississippi
  • Music Video

    Learn about becoming a Music major at the University of Mississippi.


    Jeff Coffin jazz master class


    Dettingen Te Deum


    UM music graduates on Commencement day

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    Pride of the South

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    African Drum and Dance Ensemble

    Peter and the Wolf 2a
  • Welcome!

    Welcome to the Department of Music at the University of Mississippi. Our mission is to prepare students for professional careers by offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education, performance, choral conducting, musicology, ethnomusicology, and theory.

    Students entering our programs become part of a vibrant community led by a distinguished and enthusiastic faculty, with 26 full-time and 13 adjunct members dedicated to teaching, research and performance. Thus, our students – more than 170 majors – receive the rigorous individual attention necessary to develop their full potential. As a department within the College of Liberal Arts, we also offer stimulating courses and performance opportunities for non-majors.

    Ole Miss Music has ensembles across varied genres that offer students many opportunities to perform.  Other programs connect the music department to our community, and students have a chance to participate in those, as well.  Learn, perform, and do — at Ole Miss Music.


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    Department News

    UM Holiday Concert Slated for December 5th
    Professor Uses Concert to Shine Light on New Faculty
    International Fellowship Takes UM Music Professor to Nigeria
    Rebirth of Renaissance Music
    Next ‘First Tuesdays’ Performance Features Flutist on Dec. 3
    UM and Oxford Ensembles in Concert to Honor Veterans
    First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Continues Nov. 5 with Ambient Music
    Opera Theatre Presents Scenes Program November 1 and 2
    ‘LMR Live’ Airs Sunday from the Lyceum
    Chócala Plays Twice at UM this Weekend
    First Tuesdays Music Series Continues with Young Composer Price Walden
    Music Department Launches 2019-2020 Faculty Recital Series
    Choral Concert Celebrates World Peace Day
    Piano and Vocal Recital Speaks “Words of Love”
    Things are Seldom What They Seem: Ship’s Crew Features Familiar Faces
    Major Gift Benefits Pride of the South
    -Music Major Blends Experience of International and Hometown Student
    -Oxford Piano Trio Celebrates 30 Years of Performance, Friendship
    -Acclaimed Mezzo-soprano Performs and Coaches Young Singers at UM
    -Music Professor Receives Prestigious International Fellowship

    -Music Department Adding Graduate Degrees
    -UM Hosts Old-Time Piano Playing Contest Memorial Day Weekend
    – Yoga class tailored for performers offered at Ole Miss
    -Concert Singers to Sing at Carnegie Hall