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Department of Music
The University of Mississippi

The UM Salsa Project logo

The UM Salsa Project is a collaboration between the University of Mississippi’s percussion studio, directed by Ricky Burkhead, and the jazz studio, directed by Michael Worthy.  Made up of UM Music faculty, students, staff, and alumni from around the nation, the Project expresses its love and respect for salsa and other Latin styles with all of the energy and technicality Latin music demands.

For more information, contact Ricky Burkhead at, or Michael Worthy at