Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Department of Music

As a music student, you will be involved in one of the most progressive and nurturing university environments in the region. You will work with a truly resident faculty active nationally and internationally who will challenge you to develop your talents and hone your skills to the fullest, while encouraging you to expand your horizons and realize your goals.

Graduates Prepared for Success

Our mission is to prepare dynamic music educators, performers, and composers for leadership roles in our profession.  We are committed to educating students as well as enhancing and enriching our community through music.


Cody Hutchison (Euphonium)
1st place Arkansas and South Central Divisions, MTNA Young Artist Brass Competition
2nd place, MTNA National Young Artist Brass Competition

Baylee Stracener
2nd Place State NATS Auditions (Junior Women; Classical Division)

Vanessa Partida
1st Place State NATS Auditions (Sophomore Women; Classical Division)

A-State Bassoon Quartet
1st place in the MTNA/Arkansas Young Artist Chamber Music Competition

Xin Ying Kong
Finalist in the Trinity Collegiate Showcase Competition in Little Rock

Lecture-Concert Series

Parker String QuartetThe Lecture-Concert Series serves ASU and the surrounding communities by bringing notable guest speakers and performers to campus.