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Department of Music

A legacy of achievement


By joining the Department of Music at The W, you will become a part of a rich history of musical and academic achievement.

We were the first institution in the state of Mississippi to be accredited by the National Association of the Schools of Music (NASM) in 1935.

Our alumni are music teachers, professors, music therapists, and independent musicians creating music, educating the next generation of musicians, and helping people all around the world.

We offer degrees in Music Education (Bachelor of Music), Music Therapy (Bachelor of Music) and Music (Bachelor of Arts) with an emphasis in voice or piano.  Scholarships are available to qualified applicants.

Renowned artists

Our guest artist series brings renowned musicians from all around the world.  Most of our events are free and open to the public. 

Learn more about our upcoming performances.

Historic Facility

Dubbed "The Temple of Music," Weenona Poindexter Music Hall (1905) is the preeminent music conservatory in the state of Mississippi.  The music hall completed renovations in November of 2012 to the tune of $14 million. The building features the 250-seat Connie Kossen Auditorium in the center of the building, individual practice rooms, a grand piano practice parlor, and a state-of-the-art audio and video recording suite.

Learn more about Poindexter Hall.



1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439