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  • Much more than an ensemble.

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Music Faculty, Percussion "The percussion students at MSU are immersed in a diverse musical environment that includes both chamber and large ensembles, in traditional and world music settings. Our program prepares them to be relevant and successful in a career of music."

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JAZZ STUDIES AND ENSEMBLES

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Morehead State University has one of the oldest and finest jazz degree programs in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies, established in the 1970s to formally prepare musicians to work in the jazz and commercial fields, is one of the few offered in Kentucky. Graduates of this program are found throughout the country successfully working in jazz and commercial music.

In fact, MSU is one of only a few universities nationwide that hosts a resident faculty jazz ensemble. In addition to contributing to the musical life of the region, this ensemble serves as a role model for the student jazz groups, including two large jazz ensembles and a number of small combo groups. In addition to these rich performance experiences, students engage in further study with coursework in Jazz History, Pedagogy, Improvisation, and Arranging.

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Theatre Major, Covington, KY"Morehead State University is a place where you can feel free to embrace who you are and enhance the talents you have been given. MSU is a place that is safe, yet will challenge you and make you the best you can be. I feel that, just in my short time here, I have grown immensely and can't wait to see how much I continue to grow in my remaining years in my home away from home."

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