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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. 

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.

Explore Poindexter Hall

Music department presents an evening of jazz


COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s music department presents “An Evening of Jazz, Tangos, and Milongas,” a concert featuring the MUW Jazz Ensemble. The concert will take place Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium, Poindexter Hall.

Piano duo wins second prize at national competition

 Dr. Julia Mortyakova,  Dr. Valentin Bogdan


COLUMBUS, Miss. -- The piano duo of Dr. Julia Mortyakova, associate professor of music and chair of The W’s Department of Music, and Dr. Valentin Bogdan, assistant professor of music, won second prize at the Ellis Duo Piano Competition.


Are you ready to join the College of Arts & Sciences at The W? The application process is easy and we don't have an application fee for undergraduate admissions. We'll even tell you about the scholarships you will receive within a week of being admitted.

Not ready to take the plunge just yet? That's okay, how about scheduling a visit to see the place for yourself.