The Department

Since the late 1800s, Morehead State University has evolved from one modest makeshift classroom into the high-tech world of the 21st century. Today, MSU enrolls more than 9,000 students from Kentucky, 42 states, and 37 nations.  The SCHOOL of Music, Theatre and Dance is part of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance, a widely recognized and distinguished center of excellence, has an impressive history of serving and enriching the region since the 1920s. As part of a great university within the atmosphere of a small community, the school enrolls nearly 300 majors that hail from several states and foreign countries and employs a distinguished faculty of more than 36 instructors with extensive credentials and professional expertise. School alumni are recognized artists, scholars, teachers, and leaders in arts and arts education with noteworthy achievements regionally, nationally, and internationally.

As an accredited institutional member of NASM since 1965 and NAST since 2004, MSU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Theater, Theatre with a Teaching Certificate, Music Education, Jazz Studies, and Performance. A Bachelor of Arts in Music (Traditional Music) and a Minor in Traditional Music are offered in conjunction with the MSU’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. Private music study is offered on orchestral and keyboard instruments, and voice, conducting, guitar and traditional instruments. Musical training and performance opportunities are also provided to students who are not planning musical careers. 
  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
    1-800-585-6781
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
    800-648-5370
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
    859-499-0780
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
    800-648-5372
  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Drive, West Liberty, KY 41472
    606-743-1500
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