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Department of Music
College of Liberal Arts


The Department of Music is committed to providing high quality educational opportunities in music education, performance, and technology, enabling students to develop the skills required to assume leadership roles in music education, the music industry, and supporting fields. The Department of Music offers courses and performance opportunities which broaden the musical education in the liberal arts tradition and provide artistic enrichment for students, faculty, the community, state and nation.

Prospective Students

High school students are encouraged to apply for admission and financial aid in January of their senior year. The earlier applications are received, the earlier students will be notified of admission and financial aid decisions. 

Prospective students interested in enrolling at Jackson State University can visit the Office of Admissions webpage for more information: here



Jackson State University and the Department of Music have maintained accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1977.



All students must have basic proficiency on an applied instrument as demonstrated in auditions with an ensemble director and/or applied instructor.

What To Expect

Curriculum and General Requirements


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For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-2141.  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.

Department of Music


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


Phone: 601.979.2141
Fax: 601.979.0858