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-Choral (BM), Music Education-Instrumental (BM); Music Therapy (BM); Music (BA); Music-Performance (BA); Music-Composition (BA).

Scholarships are available to qualified applicants.

Why I love W Music

MUW Music Majors share why they love their department and why they believe it is the perfect place to be for any prospective music major.

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.

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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.

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