Department of Music
F.D. Hall Music Center
Jackson State University
JSU Box 17055
Jackson, MS 39217-0155

tel: +1 (601) 979-2141
fax: +1 (601) 979-2568

e-mail: jsumusic@jsums.edu

Dr. Alfred C. Duckett, Chair

About Us

The Department of Music is committed to providing the highest quality of educational opportunities in music education, performance, and technology by empowering a diverse population of students to develop skills required to assume leadership roles in music education, music industry, and related areas. The Department of Music offers courses and performance opportunities which broaden music education in the liberal arts and provides artistic enrichment for the University, Community, State and Nation. 

To this end, and in alignment with the mission of the University as a whole, the Department of Music resolves to:

  • Sustain an environment, which is supportive and stimulating for students and faculty, challenging them to explore new ideas and reach their highest potential through engaging course work, research, and seminars.
     
  • Provide competitive, accredited, undergraduate and graduate degree programs and curricula, which focus on advancing education, research, performance, and technology.
     
  • Engage students of all majors in opportunities to develop their knowledge, and ability in all aspects of music by participating in concerts, performances, workshops, master classes, and guest artist residencies.
     
  • Inspire students and faculty to participate globally in culturally enriching activities by encouraging involvement in student exchange and study abroad programs, competitions, international music festivals, and conferences.