UMSL Music

It is with great pleasure and excitement that UMSL Music announces the appointment of Dr. David Wacyk as our new Director of Instrumental Ensembles! Dr. Wacyk will be directing the University Orchestra, the University Wind Ensemble, and coordinate the University pep band, the “Triton Sound.”

Dr. Wacyk holds a DMA in Instrumental Conducting and an MM in Conducting from the University of Maryland, as well as a Bachelor of Music Education from Western Michigan University. Prior to his arrival at UMSL, David was Director of Instrumental Music at Saint Martin’s University, and taught instrumental conducting at Towson University.

His faculty page can be found here, and more information can be found at

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Wacyk to St. Louis!



We are thrilled to be offering IN-PERSON summer camps and workshops once again!  
Click here for information regarding our String Camp (June 6-9), Jazz Camp (June 12-16), and Acappellooza Summer (June 28-July 1). 


Congratulations to UMSL Opera Theatre on their amazing performance run of Menotti's The Telephone!



The UMSL Department of Music is accredited by
The National Association of Schools of Music