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Department of Music

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

  • Welcome from Interim Chair,
    Professor Nancy Maria Balach

    On behalf of the Music Department — Welcome!

    Our stellar faculty, exceptional one-on-one studio instruction, award-winning ensembles, modest-sized classes, and outstanding facilities are ready for you at Mississippi’s flagship institution.

    Our students perform in multiple ensembles, work on research projects, engage with the Lafayette-Oxford-University community, and develop close friendships that prepare them for successful careers. Our department is dedicated to each student’s educational journey and individual growth.

    We are proud to produce a wide range of musical events that engage and impact our community. I would be thrilled to answer any questions you may have about our program, the culture of our department and community, or life as a music major — feel free to get in touch.

    Stay connected to Ole Miss Music’s news and events by visiting our Event Calendar, and by receiving our e-newsletter.  To have our brief weekly e-newsletters delivered straight to your inbox, please click here.

    I truly believe music matters, and I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

    – Nancy Maria Balach


    Follow @olemissmusic on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter — and check out two new series that we’ve established to keep our students, faculty, and community connected while we’re all working remotely: Liaison 2020 and Midday Music. Each series posts daily on social media and the posts are compiled into playlists on our YouTube channel (UM Music Department). Click on the images below to visit the playlists.

    Click this button to visit the "Liaison" playlist on our YouTube Channel.Click here to visit the Midday Music playlist on our YouTube Channel