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Department of Music
The University of Mississippi




The UM Department of Music offers students the opportunity to study with gifted, nationally and internationally recognized faculty while pursuing their undergraduate or graduate music degrees.

Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate students may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts in Music or a Bachelor of Music degree. Students choosing the Bachelor of Music degree may specialize in one of the areas of emphasis: Music Education or Music Performance. Students choosing the Bachelor of Arts in Music complement their major study of music with a minor in another field of study.

Graduate Degrees

Note: due to the interruptions in testing opportunities caused by COVID-19, the requirement for GRE test scores for admission to graduate degrees in Music Education, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory has been temporarily suspended.

Master of Music students can pursue emphases in Choral Conducting, EthnomusicologyMusic EducationMusic PerformanceMusic Theory, or Musicology.

We also offer a Ph.D. in Music with emphasis in music education. This doctoral program in music is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced study in preparation for university teaching, research, and other leadership roles in music education.

For more information on graduate studies, contact Graduate Coordinator Rhonda Hackworth.


Music Scholarships


The Music Major Advantage initiative awards substantial scholarships to outstanding music majors. MMA aggregates your financial aid and scholarship offers from across campus, adds the fullest funding possible from all areas of the Department of Music including ensembles, and makes you a single combined offer: the Music Major Advantage.

To be considered for a Music Major Advantage package, apply to the University as an undergraduate or graduate music major, submit the MMA Application, and complete your audition requirements by March 1, 2021. Don’t miss the MMA Weekend — February 19-20, 2021. Mostly virtual, with some in-person activities, the weekend will introduce prospective music majors to UM Music.





Questions?  Connect with UM Music.