The Delta State 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. It provides eight different bachelor’s tracks in vocal, instrumental, and keyboard music. It also offers classes for both majors and non-majors in music theory, music history, music education, and performance to cultivate the development of music skills, knowledge, and appreciation.

The Delta State University music program has a long tradition of musical excellence and offers tremendous performance and educational opportunities to its students, while the Delta State University band program also supports DSU athletics, bringing first class entertainment to Statesmen everywhere.

Finally, the Music Department actively participates in the community and campus life 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.