Department of Music

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We thank you for your interest and hope you will consider us when you make a career choice in music performance, music education or for continuing your participation in a choral or instrumental music ensemble.

If you are considering a career in music, the Department of Music at MSU offers the Bachelor of Music in Voice, Keyboard or Instrumental Performance, and the Bachelor of Music in Vocal, Keyboard or Instrumental Teacher Certification, and the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Our instrumental and choral ensembles offer the music major and non-major alike a rich musical experience.

The facilities housing the Department of Music include the recently renovated Akin Auditorium Recital Hall, Band Hall, completed in 2010, and the Fain College of Fine Arts. A wide variety of musical activities are available in the Department of Music including the University Singers, Midwestern Singers, Opera Workshop, The Mustang Marching Band, University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, the Jazz Rock Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Caribbean Pan Ensemble. Each summer the Department of Music hosts the Opera Brevé Vocal Intensive, a three week vocal training and performance program that attracts aspiring vocal performers from all over the United States. The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra presents regular performances, and there are several theater companies offering opportunities to local singers and actors, combining to offer a wide variety of opportunities for concert attendance and performance. The acclaimed Music Series at Akin, a series that brings world class concert performers to the stage in Akin Recital Hall, is in its third season.

The Department of Music at Midwestern State University offers personal instruction and small class size in the setting of a “private” liberal arts college, with the economy and value of a public institution. The music faculty at MSU are master educators, performers, conductors, composers, and researchers who present and perform internationally.

The MSU Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Texas Association of Music Schools (TAMS) and the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE).

Please contact the Department of Music office or any of the music faculty if you have questions. Please feel free to fill out our Prospective Student form and we will be sure to send you additional information on the music program at MSU. Again, thank you for considering MSU and best wishes in your career endeavors.

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Tim Justus

Chairman, Department of Music