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At Michigan State University’s College of Music, our rigorous program will challenge you while our supportive community nurtures your creativity to help you succeed. We believe in blending collaboration with competition and excellent mentorship with intense preparation.

As a College of Music student, you will graduate equipped with broad analytical skills gained through studies in musicology, music theory, and composition, and through exposure to contemporary and international influences. Our students are empowered to make well-informed decisions about their music, career, and the pursuit of their full potential because of the cultural awareness and intellectual acuity gained through our programs.

Because we are committed to fostering each musician’s unique strengths, we provide multiple paths for engaging and developing your creative abilities. Our students perform with nationally recognized collegiate ensembles; study with award-winning artists, scholars and teachers; explore innovative music; teach music to community members of all ages; and much more. Regardless of the discipline you choose, you will enjoy an abundance of performance opportunities on our campus, in the greater capital region of Lansing, and around the nation and world.

Our curriculum will prepare you to meet the real demands facing musicians in the marketplace. As a result, you will graduate with both depth and breadth of knowledge, training, and performance experience. These skills, combined with the connections you will form with our committed and renowned faculty, other students, and alumni, can help secure your place in the larger world of music after graduation.