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    School of Music, Theatre and Dance

  • Much more than an ensemble.

    School of Music, Theatre and Dance

  • Much more than a stage.

    School of Music, Theatre and Dance

  • Much more than a performance.

    School of Music, Theatre and Dance 

  • Much more than an ensemble.

    School of Music, Theatre and Dance


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Music Faculty, Trombone "MSU is the perfect size. Students will find big school experiences yet still have the opportunity to make close connections with professors. Everyone is supportive of one another and the enthusiasm is contagious."

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Morehead State University offers a wide range of options for performing arts study and participation. Our nationally accredited degree programs include majors in theatre, theatre with teaching certification, music education, performance, accompanying, and jazz studies. There is also opportunity to minor in dance, theatre, music, traditional music, and arts administration (interdisciplinary arts and humanities study.

For those students with a non-teaching undergraduate degree in music and who wish to pursue teacher certification in music, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Integrated Music P-12 Initial Certification Program.

Our graduate program offers the Master of Music Degree with emphases in music education (including Kodaly) or performance. Study is centered around a specialization in voice or in instrumental and choral conducting, composition, brasswinds, woodwinds, percussion, orchestral strings, keyboard instruments, guitar, jazz, and Kodaly. For more detailed information about our graduate music degree opportunities and requirements, please see “Music Graduate Study”.

Performance opportunities for all Morehead State University students are virtually unlimited. Regardless of the major area of study, students may continue to make music at MSU by becoming active in one of the department's many large and small ensembles. Some of the groups available include the MSU Marching Band, Symphony Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensembles I & II and University Orchestra, Concert Choir, University Chorus, Chamber Singers, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, OperaWorks, Black Gospel Ensemble, Traditional Music Ensemble, and numerous other small ensembles.  Likewise, all theatre productions and Dance Ensembles are open to the entire campus community.

We urge you to arrange a personal visit to our campus on a school day. Your visit will allow us to get to know you better and will provide you with a first-hand look at our department and our world-class faculty. During your visit, you can observe classes, participate in ensemble, dance and theatre production rehearsals, meet our excellent faculty and students, and perhaps receive a private lesson. To schedule your visit, contact the MSU Office of Admissions.

Visit the Department's area navigation links in the "Prospective Students" area to receive more information:


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Music Education Major, Pickerington, OH "I like MSU because the small campus atmosphere suits me wonderfully. Coming from a big city to MSU makes me feel relaxed and secluded. The music faculty are the best, and they always strive to do whatever they can to help you grow as a musician."

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