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About the Department of Music

The Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Vision Statement

The Department of Music at Delta State University will be a stimulating and engaging learning environment that inspires and facilitates the success of individual students. The faculty and curricula will offer cultural and educational opportunities that support the development of musical skills, knowledge and perspectives, so all who are active in the Department of Music may broaden their musical horizons.

Mission Statement

The Department of Music’s mission is to prepare music majors for careers in the field of music by completing requirements for bachelor’s degrees in Performance, Music Education, and Liberal Arts. The Department provides supportive instruction to both majors and non-majors in music theory, music history, music education, and performance to cultivate the development of musical skills, knowledge, and appreciation. The Department works to foster an engaging and stimulating environment on campus and in the surrounding community by presenting musical performances that are open to the public, mentoring music students of all ages, and developing partnerships with school music programs and music teachers in the region and state.

Contact information

Department of Music
DSU Box 3256
Cleveland, MS 38733


662-846-4605 fax