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About Us

Mission Statement

The Department of Music at the University of Missouri - St. Louis is committed to teaching, research/creativity, and public service. In addition to its role of advancing knowledge as part of a comprehensive research university, the Department of Music advances the University’s land grant tradition by enhancing the cultural life of the St. Louis metropolitan area, providing high quality and accessible educational experiences in music.


Department Overview

Thanks for logging onto the home page of the Department of Music at the University of Missouri - St. Louis; you’ve come to the right place for a variety of reasons! The courses of study and performance opportunities offered by the Department of Music are augmented by a core of talented and friendly students, a distinguished faculty, and administration, and the outstanding facilities of the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. All of this and more are enhanced by the countless opportunities offered by the great city of St. Louis.

We are a department that strives to create a nurturing learning environment, while constantly assessing the needs of its students, the community, and the music profession. This web site is designed to highlight those needs and to provide an insight into the opportunities that a major university, located in a metropolitan area, affords its students and community.


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