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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

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

We also offer a Ph.D. in Music with an emphasis in music education, now with an optional concentration in Gender Studies. 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. Find out more about our music education program here.

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.

Find more information here.





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