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


Dr. Alfred C. Duckett, Chair


The JSU Department of Music offers students undergraduate or graduate degrees in Music or Music Education, as well as a Music minor. As an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the department is a committed community of performers, educators, and scholars, dedicated to the musical training of JSU students. With small class sizes and a high faculty-to-student ratio, our students interact closely with a seasoned scholar-performers who have trained at Julliard, the Eastman School of Music, the Peabody Conservatory, Duquesne University, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

Classes in the Fredrick D. Hall Music Center employ a cutting-edge curriculum that emphasizes music performance and collaboration. Students have access to performance halls, individual practice rooms, classrooms, and labs. Labs are equipped with state-of-the-art computer music technology, including MIDI, Finale, Sibelius, ProTools, and Sonar software programs, and Yamaha, Korg, and Roland Keyboards.

Through inspiring and challenging courses, private instruction, ensemble performance experience, and guidance from our faculty, musicians, and scholars, the JSU Department of Music will develop both your technical skill and your professional musical vision and confidence.