About the Music Department
The Department of Music at The University of Mississippi prepares professional musicians and educators, provides every student at the University a chance to experience music and serves as a center of musical art and culture for Oxford and the surrounding Mid-South area. In addition to its primary responsibilities to music majors, the Department also provides numerous courses and activities for musical amateurs and other non-music majors. The degrees offered to undergraduate students are: Bachelor of Arts in music (B.A.) and Bachelor of Music (B.M.) with emphases in music education, performance (keyboard, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion), and music theory. Graduate degrees include the Master of Music (M.M.) with emphases in choral conducting, music education, performance and music theory, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in music with emphasis in music education. Over 150 students are enrolled as majors in the Department of Music. This size is ideal in affording a pleasant atmosphere and ensuring proper instrumentation for the larger ensembles as well as individual attention for students in private applied music study, in classes and in the many small ensembles.
The faculty includes performing specialists on all traditional instruments as well as piano, voice, organ, and harpsichord, and specialists in administration, conducting, electronic music, music education, music history and literature, and music history.
Music facilities at the University of Mississippi include: the newly renovated Music Building, which houses classrooms, rehearsal and practice facilities, and faculty offices; the Gertrude Ford Center, a 1,300-seat theatre/concert hall; Nutt Auditorium, a 400-seat recital/concert hall; Meek Auditorium, a 225-seat recital hall; Fulton Chapel, a 650-seat concert hall used jointly by the Department of Theatre Arts; and Paris-Yates Chapel, seating 250, and the home of the university's 32-rank, 1642-pipe organ.
The University of Mississippi adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, sex, color, creed or national origin. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University.