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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Talley - Chair, Cotter, Espinosa, Green, Neely, Nicolas, Robinson, Sharlow, Smith, and Wise
Fine Arts Building • 417-625-9318


The Music Department of Missouri Southern State University seeks to serve the University and its many constituents, in the following ways: by providing access to a general foundation in music education, by providing professional preparation to individuals interested in selected fields of study within the discipline of music, by providing an environment of cultural enrichment and by providing departmental support to the institutional commitment of the International Mission.
The Music Department acknowledges these activities as parts of its Mission:

  • music performance
  • teacher preparation
  • community involvement
  • the consistent delivery of a quality-driven curriculum
  • support of the institutional International Mission through travel, studies conducted abroad, international performance and studies directed in support of the International Semester
  • promote varied musical opportunities grounded in the Liberal Arts

The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in Instrumental Music, Keyboard Music, Vocal Music or Music Industry and a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Music. Each degree prepares graduates for performance, studio teaching and/or continued study toward an advanced degree. In addition, the Bachelor of Science in Education degree prepares graduates for teaching in public education.

General Education/Core 42 requirements in Area 5B Fine Arts can be fulfilled by MUS 0110  Music Appreciation or MUS 0106  World Music (for music majors).

All music majors (with exception of piano majors) are required to pass a piano proficiency examination prior to graduation. Students must continue to enroll in piano courses regardless of credit requirements until piano proficiency is passed.

A provable equivalency for up to 4 semesters credit of MUS 0240  may be substituted by transfer students whose institution of origin does not have a similar recital attendance program stipulated in their curriculum.

For additional information contact:
Dr. Keith Talley • Music Building 206
417-625-3061 • talley-k@mssu.edu




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